When Catholics Lost Their Cultural Clout — A Lesson for Today

Deal W. Hudson September 21, 2018 Catholics of my generation probably only dimly remember, if at all, the furor provoked among Catholics by films in the 1950s directed by Luis Buñuel, Los Olivados (1950); Roberto Rossellini, The Miracle (1951); Otto Preminger, The Moon is Blue (1953); Elia Kazan, Baby Doll (1956); Roger Vadim, And God… Continue reading When Catholics Lost Their Cultural Clout — A Lesson for Today

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”

Tim Kaine must not get away with styling himself a ‘Pope Francis Catholic’

Deal W. Hudson August 9, 2016 With the nomination of Senator Tim Kaine, American Catholic voters once again face a decision about whether to send a pro-abortion, dissenting Catholic to Number One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the Vice President of the United States. For the past eight years Vice President Joseph Biden has… Continue reading Tim Kaine must not get away with styling himself a ‘Pope Francis Catholic’