Sed Contra: The White Flag of Surrender

Deal W. Hudson December 1, 2003 During the November meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Washington, D.C., the president of Call to Action presented the bishops with a letter from 6,000 Catholics asking that celibacy become optional for the priesthood. Their motivation, as quoted in USA Today, was to make… Continue reading Sed Contra: The White Flag of Surrender

Catholic Opinion by the Numbers: A Revealing New Poll

By Deal W. Hudson Nanci Pelosi calls herself a conservative Catholic. Sure, she may be in favor of abortion, women priests, and homosexual marriages, but according to the House minority leader, that has no bearing on her life as a Catholic. How does she define “conservative Catholic”? In a January interview with the National Catholic… Continue reading Catholic Opinion by the Numbers: A Revealing New Poll

How Catholic Universities Fool Their Donors

By Deal W. Hudson During my eight years at Crisis, the conversation that most often reoccurs is the one about the fate of the Catholic university and college. It begins inevitably with an alumnus complaining about the latest anti-Catholic outbreak on the hallowed grounds of their former college campus and ends with their asking me… Continue reading How Catholic Universities Fool Their Donors