Michael Van Hecke, Founder, Catholic Textbook Project

Michael Van Hecke, Founder, Catholic Textbook Project

It’s a commonplace in education that “a textbook is only as good as the teacher who teaches it.” But according to Michael Van Hecke (pictured above), founder of the Catholic Textbook Project, sometimes a textbook can transform a good teacher into a better teacher—or even into a great teacher. Founded in 2000, the Catholic Textbook…

Beware Demagoguery in Unexpected Places and Persons

By Fr. George W. Rutler, S.T.D. In 1912 the father of an old friend contemplated a political career. In his idealism he traveled to Chicago for the Bull Moose Convention of the National Progressive Party. Its delegates announced that they were “battling for the Lord” and that the campaign would be a new Battle of…
Thomas Ackerman, Printer

Thomas Ackerman, Printer

By Joseph O’Brien   At a time when email, ebooks and iPhones seem to have eclipsed snail mail, paperbacks and anything in hard copy, owner and manager of Spirit Printing Services, Inc., of Chula Vista, CA, Thomas Ackerman (pictured left) has created an impressive paper trail to success. Having led the way in revolutionizing the printing…
Mexico: Children Rescued from Collapsed School Building

Mexico: Children Rescued from Collapsed School Building

God Bless Mexico!! In the aftermath of Tuesday’s powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake—as collapsed buildings, shock, devastation and the unimaginable pain of suddenly discovering the fate of lost loved ones transform parts of Mexico City and the surrounding region into chaos, prayers of gratitude, and even survival mode, nonetheless heroes and radical moments of selfless kindness…