If — make that, when — the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Catholics will hold six of the nine seats on the highest court in the land.
On a cold winter evening in 1838, a young, gangly state representative rose to address the Young Men’s Lyceum in Springfield, Ill.
“The brightest light of the whole world is extinguished.”
Good manners, say some who claim to have them, dictate that one should not discuss religion or politics in polite company.
Americans have been given much, and, in fewer than four weeks, they will go to the polls to do the very least they can do in return: choose their own leaders.