Catholics make up the largest single religious denomination–65 million–of any kind in this country. They also make up one-third of the electorate in a presidential election, approximately 30 million. Yet in more than 200 years, a Catholic priest has never served as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. In December, an 18-member bipartisan committee… Continue reading Catholics and the GOP: an Uneasy Fit — my op-ed from the Los Angeles Times — January 23, 2000.
Deal W. Hudson May 1, 2001 Only a few days after his inauguration, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush dined with the newly installed archbishop of Washington, D.C., Theodore (now Cardinal) McCarrick. In spite of concerns about security, the dinner took place in the archdiocese’s chancery, not the White House. On January… Continue reading Sed Contra: Bush Courts the Catholics
Published December 1, 2000 DEAL W. HUDSON Catholics must wonder sometimes why the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) exists. On October 16, Catholic News Service (CNS) of the USCC issued a story with the headline, “Gore sees hope for ‘common ground’ movement on abortion.” Written by Patricia Zapor, based on an interview with the vice president,… Continue reading The U.S. Catholic Conference Strikes Again