In 1968, Hubert Humphrey was many times derided for being an optimistic leader…”the Happy Warrior.” 1968. 1968, a year when Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were gunned down; a year when the war in Vietnam continued, costing tens …..
A slice in time, less than two years ago and yet a lifetime and a universe away. August 12, 2018. It was almost a perfect night for baseball on Chicago’s North Side as the Cubs took on the Washington Nationals. …..
Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, pulled the plug on his presidential campaign today and in so doing exhibited those qualities his supporters have always seen in him: character, integrity, intelligence. Likewise, by dropping out of the …..
From historian Jon Meacham, in the New York Times, February 25, 2020: The Christian season of Lent, a time of repentance and reflection, is upon us. The weeks that begin with Ash Wednesday culminate in Holy Week, a commemoration of …..
Being a lifelong White Sox fan, after having also been a fan of that other Chicago team as a kid but departing the friendly confines in the early ’70s, readers might think I’m trying to be snarky here by welcoming …..
Let me begin by stating that I have enough faith in America that come 2021 we will have someone new occupying the White House. I figure the bankruptcy expert lost by 3-million votes in 2016 and just who is going …..
An antidote to our time of self-absorption and selfishness.
Last week I went to a solemn mass, one in which the story of Jesus being crucified is laid out in agonizing detail, from his best of friends and supporters denying they even knew him to the excruciating physical pain …..