Sed Contra: Philosophers and Generals

Deal W. Hudson February 1, 1997 I have always been puzzled by the wide popularity of C. S. Lewis. I have wondered how many of Lewis’s readers, or fans of Shadowlands, understand the countercultural implications of his thought. Here was a figure who deserved to be popular, but does his wide popularity mean that he… Continue reading Sed Contra: Philosophers and Generals

Sed Contra: Fifteen Years and Counting

Deal W. Hudson September 1, 1997 Fifteen years have passed since Ralph McInerny and Michael Novak gave birth to Crisis. Their investment of a few thousand dollars gave the Church a new and lasting voice. What began as Catholicism in Crisis, a cry of protest against the liberal Catholic establishment grew into a multifaceted movement… Continue reading Sed Contra: Fifteen Years and Counting

Sed Contra: The Slumbering Giant

Deal W. Hudson October 1, 1997 Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb of Mobile recently told a story that should be treated as a parable for Catholics in America. His Excellency attended a local banquet as a guest of honor and, appropriately, was seated in everyone’s view on the dais. As the jokes of the after-dinner speakers grew… Continue reading Sed Contra: The Slumbering Giant

Christmas is for Children

Published December 1, 1997 DEAL W. HUDSON I heard our president on the radio this morning, announcing, “We must make sure that parents are able to spend time with their children whenever they can.” If the “we” had been the American people, not the government, then the comment was merely an obvious truism. Apparently, though,… Continue reading Christmas is for Children

Special Report — Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Homosexuality: What the Bishops Didn’t Say

Published December 1, 1997 DEAL W. HUDSON When reporting on “Always Our Children,” the secular media failed to note that this was not a document issued by the entire NCCB. What must be said at the outset is that a small committee of the bishops’ conference should not be allowed to use the media to… Continue reading Special Report — Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Homosexuality: What the Bishops Didn’t Say