NEVER BEFORE: Vatican Beatifies 19 Catholic Martyrs at Cathedral in Muslim-dominated Algeria

NEVER BEFORE: Vatican Beatifies 19 Catholic Martyrs at Cathedral in Muslim-dominated Algeria

A cardinal dispatched by the Vatican to Algeria has held an unusual beatification ceremony for 19 monks, nuns and other Roman Catholics who were killed during Algeria’s civil war in the 1990s. The ceremony, on Saturday in the western city of Oran, was the first in the Muslim world, according to Algeria’s religious affairs minister.…
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…
What the Cupich Moment Can Teach Ambitious Seminarians

What the Cupich Moment Can Teach Ambitious Seminarians

Crisis—In the American Catholic Church and in the Church worldwide under the Francis papacy, we’ve entered the Cupich Moment. With his appointment to the Archdiocese of Chicago, and with his being selected as the primary American organizer of the gathering of bishops this coming February for the purpose of addressing the sexual abuse crisis (which…