On Being Divisive

By Deal W. Hudson Every group has its code words. These words serve an important social function they enable the members of the group to deliver a harsh judgment on others without accountability. In the Catholic world, when someone is called “divisive,” it means he is too conservative to be trusted. Those who are “divisive”… Continue reading On Being Divisive

After 15 Years-Adoption: A Love Story

Note: Cyprian Joseph Hudson will be graduating from high school on June 18, 2016. The doctors who examined him after he arrived in the US over fifteen years ago told us that he would never get that far. By Deal W. Hudson I was relaxing in my favorite armchair and watching golf when my daughter,… Continue reading After 15 Years-Adoption: A Love Story

A Portrait of Catholic Clergy

By Deal W. Hudson In a survey of 1,854 Catholic priests, the Los Angeles Times has provided a fascinating—and troubling—report on the state of the priesthood. The poll tells us that our priests are more satisfied with the priesthood than is generally assumed but lack conviction about central moral teachings of their Church. The Los… Continue reading A Portrait of Catholic Clergy

A Portrait of Catholic Clergy

Deal W. Hudson Published December 1, 2002 In a survey of 1,854 Catholic priests, the Los Angeles Times has provided a fascinating—and troubling—report on the state of the priesthood. The poll tells us that our priests are more satisfied with the priesthood than is generally assumed but lack conviction about central moral teachings of their… Continue reading A Portrait of Catholic Clergy