As a Morals Tutor to America's (and Canada's and the UK's) Wealthiest Families, I, as a kind of amateur moral physician, do what I can to cure them of spiritual pride, vanity, and presumption. Fools and Satirists have ever held this unlucky role. I count my efforts pro bono publico on behalf of Lord Conrad Black to be a failure, based on the comment he relayed to me via his Brother in Christ, and closest spiritual confidante in Chicago, Joseph Fosco. Even as Lord Black faces sentencing, I see (based on the secondhand comment) no indication that he has repented, let alone reformed. Joseph Fosco has apparently abandoned the conversation here, leaving behind only his insults, and the laughter of the crowd. Perhaps someone from Hudson could take his place at my side as co-physician as we probe the wound. I can think of no better example, this side of Plutarch, of the contrast between the good and bad physician. The one cuts deep, seeking a cure, no matter how hopeless the case appears to be, while the patient howls in anguish. The other strokes and admires the diseased limb as the patient murmurs satisfaction and gratitude. Physician! Heal thyself.
What do we have here?
PUBLISHED BY CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ON 6/05/07
EMBATTLED LORD CONRAD BLACK, on trial in Chicago, apparently took some down time to dine with Cardinal Francis George May 21 at the Holy Name Cathedral's Rectory on North Wabash. Others in attendance at this small and private dinner: the Rev. Dan Mayall, pastor of Holy Name; Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Timothy J. Lyne; businessman Joseph Fosco, and attorney Robert DeMeo.
PUBLISHED BY CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ON 6/19/07
Baseball's Ernie Banks celebrated 10 years of wedded bliss with wife Liz at the 200 East Supper Club. At a separate table, embattled Lord Conrad Black, businessman/Holy Name Stewardship Committee member Joseph Fosco and Daniel Fitzgerald, assistant superintendent of Catholic Schools, dined together and discussed school safety.
PUBLISHED BY CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ON 6/26/07
Though on trial, Lord Conrad Black is still making the social scene, recently seen relaxing and dining at LePetit Paris with Joe Fosco, businessman/ Holy Name Stewardship committeeman, and Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Miguel S. Bautista
PUBLISHED BY CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ON 7/19/07
LORD CONRAD BLACK, who was convicted of obstruction of justice and fraud, dined and sipped Cristal with a few friends, businessman Joe Fosco and attorney Robert DeMeo, at the 200 East Supper Club on Tuesday night. They called the intimate gathering a "Majority Win Victory" celebration.
Black talked about his two favorite politicos, former Presidents Richard Nixon and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, both of whom he has authored books on. He also reportedly said that he thinks U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve is an excellent judge. He also said "he loves our city and the architecture and sees the similarity of Chicago and my hometown of Toronto, but Toronto is not as big." Black also promises to "remain committed in his pursuit of full vindication."
PUBLISHED BY CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ON 10/02/07
Businessman/ Holy Name stewardship committeeman Joe Fosco hosted a party at LePetit Paris for a few dignitaries and supporters of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Catholic School System. The group included Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Timothy Lyne, TEC-Carrier heiress Mary Ann Mungo and semi-pro Hall of Famer Donald Johnson. During the party, media mogul Lord Conrad Black phoned in from his Florida estate to say hello.
I thought the management at the Chicago Sun-Times is not a fan of Lord Black.
Posted by: Someone | November 11, 2007 at 12:49 PM
Nice of Lord Black to phone in for the fundraiser hosted by Joseph Fusco for the Archdiocese of Chicago. I hope Black sends in a check after all Mr. Fusco has done for him online and off. I hope Hudson Institute gets more than a phone call. Fusco has made quite an investment in this spiritual confidante gig. I hope it pays off for him. All I got was a curt dismissal. I hope he does better.
Posted by: Phil | November 11, 2007 at 01:04 PM
Conrad Black named newsmaker of the year in Canada. He certainly set a record here for most comments in the history of gifhub.org.
Posted by: Phil | January 01, 2008 at 06:42 PM
If anyone would care to touch base with me: http://www.linkedin.com/in/joefosco
Thank you, Joe
Posted by: Joseph "Joe" Fosco | January 17, 2008 at 05:49 AM