Will Homosexuality Soon Be Promoted By Law?

Deal W. Hudson October 22, 2007 This week the U.S. House of Representatives will very likely vote to add “sexual orientation” as a category of persons legally protected from discrimination. If passed, H.R. 3685, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), will mean that homosexuals can bring lawsuits against employers they feel have discriminated against them because… Continue reading Will Homosexuality Soon Be Promoted By Law?

Why the Democrats Are Blue – A Conversation with Mark Stricherz

Deal W. Hudson October 25, 2007 How did the Democratic Party lose the support of the working-class and Catholic voters who were once its stronghold? In his book Why the Democrats Are Blue: How Secular Liberals Hijacked the People’s Party, Mark Stricherz argues that the change from the “people’s party” to a party of secular-elite values… Continue reading Why the Democrats Are Blue – A Conversation with Mark Stricherz

Over Eighty American Catholic Leaders Urge Support of Humanae Vitae

Deal W. Hudson October 29, 2007 Over 80 national Catholic leaders, meeting October 25-26, adopted a statement celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae and predicted the “Church will regain Her voice… and will once again boldly proclaim to all mankind that children are the solution, not the problem.” At its 10th annual meeting in Charleston,… Continue reading Over Eighty American Catholic Leaders Urge Support of Humanae Vitae

Muzzling the Bishops With “Civility”

Deal W. Hudson November 9, 2007 On Tuesday, a group of Catholics in Washington, D.C. issued a statement calling for a greater “spirit of civility” as Americans approach the 2008 presidential elections. When I saw the title of the statement – “A Catholic Call to Civility in Public Debate” – I thought, what a great idea!… Continue reading Muzzling the Bishops With “Civility”

Boston Cardinal Rebukes Democrats on Abortion

Deal W. Hudson November 15, 2007 The Archdiocese of Boston has produced some of the most influential pro-abortion politicians in history – among them, the late Rev. Robert Drinan, S. J. (D-MA), formerly a four-term Congressman, and Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA). Yesterday, Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said that support of pro-abortion candidates from Catholic… Continue reading Boston Cardinal Rebukes Democrats on Abortion

Did the Bishops Punish Archbishop Burke?

Deal W. Hudson November 19, 2007 Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Archbishop Raymond Burke (St. Louis) lost an election at the annual meeting of the U.S. bishops last week. Over the past three years, Burke has assumed the mantle of the late Cardinal John O’Connor in pro-life matters, challenging fellow bishops to… Continue reading Did the Bishops Punish Archbishop Burke?

Bishops Say Immigrants’ Needs Come Before Border Security

Deal W. Hudson November 22, 2007 The three bishops of Maryland have just released a statement on immigration, saying the right of a nation to control its borders is secondary to an immigrant’s basic needs. These three bishops – Archbishop O’Brien, Archbishop Wuerl, and Bishop Saltarelli – reiterate the policy espoused by the United States… Continue reading Bishops Say Immigrants’ Needs Come Before Border Security

Giuliani Adviser is an Accused Pedophile Priest?

Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference after appearing in court to call for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against video game giant Activision by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega outside Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Noriega sued the gaming giant in July 2014 claiming his likeness was used without permission in the company’s 2012 “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” game and that he was portrayed as a murderer and enemy of the state. In court, Giuliani noted that he could not sue for the numerous portrayals of himself in books and film and argued that Noriega should not able to sue Activision Blizzard Inc. for his portrayal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Deal W. Hudson November 26, 2007 Since 2002, Msgr. Alan Placa has worked for Rudy Giuliani as a consultant at Giuliani Partners. In 2003 a grand jury report of Suffolk County, NY, accused Placa of sexually abusing multiple victims. A spokeswoman for Giuliani Partners told Salon Magazine that the former New York City mayor believes Placa was… Continue reading Giuliani Adviser is an Accused Pedophile Priest?

God Goes on Trial in San Francisco

Deal W. Hudson December 3, 2007 On December 4, Seamus Hasson, president of the Becket Fund, will argue on behalf of public school students who want to keep “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Two years ago, the politically liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (San Francisco) struck down recitation of the Pledge because it contains “under… Continue reading God Goes on Trial in San Francisco

Obama Advisor is Well Known Dissenting Catholic

Deal W. Hudson December 7, 2007 Marshall Ganz, a Harvard sociologist, was a major force behind organizing Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), a dissenting Catholic organization devoted to “structural” change in the Church. VOTF, you may recall, used the occasion of the priest sex scandals to call for changes in Catholic doctrine such as the… Continue reading Obama Advisor is Well Known Dissenting Catholic