Former George H.W. Bush Speechwriter on Why the President Was Shy About Talking About His World War II Service in Public

Former George H.W. Bush Speechwriter on Why the President Was Shy About Talking About His World War II Service in Public

Catholic Business Journal writers felt this short piece captured excellently what few others did, namely an inside glimpse at the noble and interesting profession of speech-writing. TIME, by Mary Kate Cary—I joined the Bush-Quayle presidential campaign in the summer of 1988 when I was 25, writing something called the “line of the day”—a one-page memo…
George H.W. Bush on Death, the After Life and Almost Dying in World War II

George H.W. Bush on Death, the After Life and Almost Dying in World War II

We at Catholic Business Journal felt that TIME magazine culled one of the most compelling, short video compilations—using only President George H.W. Bush’s quotes and images—that capture well the driving principles, faith and motivation behind the U.S. President we honor this week in his death. TIME—George H.W. Bush, who died on Nov. 30, 2018 at…
‘A man of faith and humility’ Catholics remember President George H.W. Bush

‘A man of faith and humility’ Catholics remember President George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday, served as a fighter pilot in World War II, head of the CIA, vice president under Ronald Reagan, and as the 41st president of the United States. But he maintained throughout his last years that his most important role was that of a father of six. “I can…
Millennials Spur Liturgical Restoration in Western Canada

Millennials Spur Liturgical Restoration in Western Canada

Crisis—It sounds like the start of a “shaggy-dog” story. So … there are these three Western Canadian bishops at a Catholic youth conference called “One Rock 2.0.” The bishops are prepping for a Town Hall, a “Q and A” session with a tough audience, 620 millennials aged 18-35, and the episcopoi are steeling themselves for…
Commercial Construction Activity Forecast for 2019 and 2020 (and Beyond)

Commercial Construction Activity Forecast for 2019 and 2020 (and Beyond)

Timing the commercial real estate and development market is much the same as trying to time the stock market, or timing interest rates or housing values; many people try to do it- and most do it poorly. Commercial construction activity is in some ways like the overall economy; there are so many factors which can…