One of my favorite stories about the ever-brilliant Catholic journalist G.K. Chesterton is when the Times of London once asked several of Britain’s leading intellectuals what they thought was the problem with the world. In response, Chesterton sent a postcard with two simple words: “I am.” Chesterton’s response is as revealing as it is informative. […]
October 11, 2012 was a big day for Catholicism, with both the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council as well as first US vice-presidential debate between two Catholic vice presidential candidates, Democratic incumbent, Joe Biden, and Republican challenger, Paul Ryan.
Leave him Aziz The Catholic Syrian Archbishop of Mosul in Iraq, Georges Casmoussa, is appealing to the Iraqi government to spare the life of Tariq Aziz, who was given a death sentence by an Iraqi court on October 26. Aziz, a Catholic, is now 74, but served as foreign minister and deputy prime minister under […]
The Quebec government’s Ethics & Religious Culture (ERC) course is a point of contention in two ongoing court cases – one involving a high school, and the other a family. Litigation about whether a Quebec private school can teach the ERC from a Catholic perspective recently entered a new stage. Late last month, the Quebec […]