Robert Herguth is a veteran journalist on his second tour with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he recently returned as a staff reporter. He’s the former director of investigations at the Better Government Association, a nearly century-old nonpartisan nonprofit that engages in investigative journalism on government in Illinois, and the former managing editor of the Milwaukee Business Journal. Over the years he has contributed to the New York Times, and Newsweek, Chicago and Parenting magazines, as well as Catholic Digest, Irish America and Crain’s Chicago Business. His interest in religion writing dates back to the early 1990s when he covered the... Read More
Genuflections: Famous Folks Talk About Growing Up Catholic
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Read about how . . .
Actress Dana Delany wanted to be a nun, but a fun one . . .
Hard-nosed coach Mike Ditka strikes an enlightened tone . . .
Louie Perez of Los Lobos doesn’t want the baby thrown out with the bath water . . .
Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins wished Bach had been played at mass . . .
Romance novel hunk Fabio kept getting kicked out of Catholic schools . . .
The name of Alejandro Escovedo’s punk band was inspired by an unpleasant parochial-school encounter . . .
Congressman Joaquin Castro identified with St. Martin de Porres while a kid . . .
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan found Catholic school “warm and inclusive” . . .
Jane O’Meara Sanders experienced “an Irish-Catholic upbringing in every way” . . .