Remember the 2008 presidential primary when Sen. Hillary Clinton uncorked videos showing Sen. Barack Obama’s minister and mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright making explosive racial comments in his sermons including his notorious “God damn America”? The object was to contaminate Obama with the fiery clergyman.
It was a low blow–guilt by association–but it eventually helped Obama. Things were unsettled for several weeks but then Obama gave his famed speech on race relations,... Read the full story »
(T)o understand this great man, I think we have to go back in imagination to when he was a kid from St. Pascal’s parish on the Northwest side of Chicago, who liked to ride his bike and run around with his friends and who was an accomplished pianist and painter as well. At the age of thirteen, that young man was stricken with polio, a disease which nearly killed him and left him severely disabled. Running, bike riding, painting, and piano playing were forever behind him. I’m sure he was tempted... Read the full story »
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
No man lived for Christ like Francis Cardinal George, O.M. I., Archbishop of Chicago. I witnessed this simple, but tough, priest.
Cardinal George had a powerful intellect, but never allowed his gifts to smother questions, doubts, or take advantage of the follies of other people. He was not a big shot and therefore never became a media darling.
He was tasked by... Read the full story »