Catholic Bishops Caught in Conflict of Interest Over Immigration

Deal W. Hudson March 30, 2017 Since Donald Trump became president, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released ten statements regarding immigration. Each of these statements oppose the policies of the new administration regarding travel restrictions, building a security barrier, immigration resettlement, deportation, and sanctuary cities. However, what none of these statements disclose… Continue reading Catholic Bishops Caught in Conflict of Interest Over Immigration

Bishops, Vatican Cardinal Declare War on Trump

<> on February 20, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Deal W. Hudson February 19, 2017 On February 19, 24 bishops and a cardinal from the Vatican published and signed the “Message from Modesto,” which in practical terms amounts to a declaration of activist war on the new administration of President Donald Trump. This is no exaggeration. The document explicitly calls for “Disrupting oppression and… Continue reading Bishops, Vatican Cardinal Declare War on Trump

San Diego Bishop Tells Catholics to ‘All Become Disrupters’

Cardinals and bishops hold candles during the Easter Vigil at the St Peter's basilica on March 26, 2016 in Vatican. Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Deal W. Hudson February 20, 2017 Both the Catholic bishops of the United States and the Vatican have now virtually endorsed the strategy of “disruption” being used across the nation to oppose the new administration of President Trump. Held in Modesto, California, the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM), was sponsored by the U.S.… Continue reading San Diego Bishop Tells Catholics to ‘All Become Disrupters’

Bishops Losing Their Moral Authority With Trump Rhetoric

<> at The Vatican on November 19, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Deal W. Hudson February 6, 2017 During the 2016 election, I watched with disbelief, as all but a few Catholic bishops said nothing — in complicit silence — as Hillary Clinton, aggressively pro-abortion, ran for president. All the bishops did was attack Donald Trump on immigration and his promise to build a wall on the Mexican border.… Continue reading Bishops Losing Their Moral Authority With Trump Rhetoric

It’s Not About Celibacy

Deal W. Hudson The recent pedophile problems in various U.S. Catholic dioceses, especially Boston, have led – predictably – to a new wave of questions about priestly celibacy. Let us be clear: There is no relation between the vow of priestly celibacy and the incidence of pedophilia among Catholic priests. How do I know this?… Continue reading It’s Not About Celibacy

10 Myths About Priestly Pedophilia

Deal W. Hudson Myth #1 – Catholic priests are more likely to be pedophiles than other groups of men. This is just plain false. There’s absolutely no evidence that priests are more likely to abuse children than are other groups of men. The use and abuse of children as objects for the sexual gratification of… Continue reading 10 Myths About Priestly Pedophilia