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

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

Vatican Stance on Procreation Appears at Odds With Church Teaching

Deal W. Hudson March 7, 2017 On March 3, many Catholics were shocked to read that Vatican conference speaker, Peter Raven remarked, “Pope Francis has urged us to have fewer children to make the world more sustainable.” The notion that the Pope would say such a thing strained credulity. However, the clarification published three days later does not put… Continue reading Vatican Stance on Procreation Appears at Odds With Church Teaching

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’