Thursday, June 28, 2007

Conrad Black's Catholicism

Black is a character of enormous interest and complexity, rivalling and perhaps surpassing the figures whose lives he has so ably examined. One aspect, little understood and only vaguely known is his Catholicism. In Chicago, he been rumoured to have had dinner with Cardinal George, whilst enduring his criminal trial. He was not always Catholic, however. In his middle age, Black, through many discussions and arguments with the late Emmett Cardinal Carter, became convinced of the truth of the faith- and deciding to convert, celebrated with a glass of champagne.

St. Raymond Nonnatus, raise up Conrad Black in your prayers!


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