Washington Post Praise for McCarrick in 2014 Contains an Ironic Comment by Pope Francis

Deal W. Hudson September 4, 2018 When Pope Francis refused to comment on the letter by Archbishop Vigano enumerating his cover-up of ex-Cardinal’s sexual abuse, the public was bemused, if not angered. Now the Holy Father has explained the reason for his refusal — it’s too mystical to talk about. In his Monday homily at… Continue reading Washington Post Praise for McCarrick in 2014 Contains an Ironic Comment by Pope Francis

From 2002 — Washington Post Calls Cardinal McCarrick, ‘Vatican’s Man of the Hour’

Deal W. Hudson July 25, 2018 I am posting this article from the Washington Post as a reminder of how Cardinal McCarrick took hold of drafting the sexual abuse policy adopted by the U.S. Bishops at their June 2002 meeting. I have bolded some of the more interesting observations made by the authors, Carlyle Murphy… Continue reading From 2002 — Washington Post Calls Cardinal McCarrick, ‘Vatican’s Man of the Hour’

Bishop Gracida Calls Excommunication Over Immigration Policy “Scandalous”

Deal W. Hudson June 20, 2018 In a radio interview taped today with me, Bishop Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, sharply criticized comments made by Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tuscon regarding canonical penalties for civil servants implementing present immigration policy. “It’s scandalous for the bishop to say that! They did not write the law… Continue reading Bishop Gracida Calls Excommunication Over Immigration Policy “Scandalous”

A Catholic Bishop Threatening Excommunication Over Immigration Policy?

Deal W. Hudson June 20, 2018 Last week, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson called upon his fellow bishops to issue a “prophetic statement” on immigration that would support “canonical penalties for Catholics who are involved” in implementing President Trump’s immigration policy. Why would the thought of excommunication even enter the mind of Bishop Weisenburger? Does… Continue reading A Catholic Bishop Threatening Excommunication Over Immigration Policy?

Catholic Bishops Gear Up to Beat Trump in 2020

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Deal W. Hudson June 18, 2018 The Catholic bishops met in Fort Lauderdale a few days ago. The dominating topic of discussion was politics, specifically, their official guide to Catholic voters, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. The Pope Francis faction, led by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, called for a complete rewriting of the document… Continue reading Catholic Bishops Gear Up to Beat Trump in 2020

Pope Can’t Equate Caring for Immigrants With Abortion

Deal W. Hudson April 10, 2018 Pope Francis get’s it. He understands why 52 percent of Catholic voters helped to elect Donald Trump in the face of fierce resistance from nearly all the of the U.S. Bishops, and the pontiff himself. What Pope Francis gets is precisely what has historically pushed Catholic Democrats to vote… Continue reading Pope Can’t Equate Caring for Immigrants With Abortion

Archbishop and Trump May Have Much in Common

Deal W. Hudson November 28, 2017 A few days ago, the archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby was asked if he understands why Christians in the U.S. support President Trump in such large numbers. “No, I don’t understand it,” said Welby. “I really, genuinely do not understand where that is coming from.” Nevertheless, there… Continue reading Archbishop and Trump May Have Much in Common

Cardinal Dolan’s Praise for Trump Interrupts USCCB Pattern of Criticism

Deal W. Hudson April 13, 2017 Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has issued a statement that “welcomed the State Department’s April 4 announcement that it will withhold federal funding from the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) because UNFPA monies go to Chinese agencies that… Continue reading Cardinal Dolan’s Praise for Trump Interrupts USCCB Pattern of Criticism