Will Benedict XVI Challenge Palestinian and Israeli Extremism?

Deal W. Hudson May 7, 2009 An op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday by veteran Vatican reporter John L. Allen Jr. lists four ways Pope Benedict XVI can “move things forward in the Middle East.” He recommends the Holy Father endorse the two-state solution, call upon Palestinians to reject extremism, urge support for Holy Land Christians,… Continue reading Will Benedict XVI Challenge Palestinian and Israeli Extremism?

Obama Tries to Save Healthcare Reform… and His Presidency

Deal W. Hudson September 10, 2009 With his popularity ratings plummeting and public resistance to his health-care reform proposals increasing, President Barack Obama spoke to Congress and a national television audience for 48 minutes last night. Though touted as his “health-care speech,” the more important subtext was the future of Obama’s presidency itself. He has… Continue reading Obama Tries to Save Healthcare Reform… and His Presidency

Playing the Race Card and the Sin of Slander

Deal W. Hudson September 17, 2009 On Tuesday, former president Jimmy Carter told NBC Nightly News, “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American.” I have some questions for Carter: On what grounds do you label… Continue reading Playing the Race Card and the Sin of Slander

A University of Dallas Alumnus Sets His Sights on Congress

Deal W. Hudson September 24, 2009 At age 37 and married only a month, Kevin Calvey volunteered for deployment in Iraq. When he returned to his wife, Toni, in Oklahoma City a year later – 2008 – he restarted his private law practice but was soon alarmed by the “dire situation” of our nation. It… Continue reading A University of Dallas Alumnus Sets His Sights on Congress

The Stupid Party May Learn a Lesson in Upstate New York

Deal W. Hudson October 22, 2009 A special election will be held on November 3 in upstate New York that may send a much-needed message to the GOP. New York Congressional District 23 was put up for grabs when nine-term Rep. John McHugh, a Republican, resigned to become Secretary of the Army. The eleven Republican chairs of… Continue reading The Stupid Party May Learn a Lesson in Upstate New York

Bethlehem University Student Deported to Gaza

Deal W. Hudson November 2, 2009 Berlanty (Betty) Azzam was two months away from receiving her business degree at Bethlehem University. Anticipating life beyond college, she made the two-hour trip to Ramallah for a job interview, but on the way back she was asked for her papers at the “container” checkpoint. Azzam was detained by the… Continue reading Bethlehem University Student Deported to Gaza

Fake Catholic Groups Working Overtime for Healthcare Bill

Deal W. Hudson December 14, 2009 It’s sad to report, but report we must: The same fake Catholic groups that helped President Barack Obama get elected have rallied to the cause of the health-care bill, abortion funding and all. As reported by LifeNews.com, Catholics United (CU) and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) are warning… Continue reading Fake Catholic Groups Working Overtime for Healthcare Bill

On Condoms – More Dostoevsky, Less Catechesis

Deal W. Hudson November 29, 2010 Catholics are obsessed with rules about what can and cannot be done. Contraception, abortion, women in the priesthood, even kneeling for the Eucharist are often subjects of controversy whenever Catholics discuss their faith. Thus, when Pope Benedict XVI made his now-famous comment in Light of the World about condoms, it was inevitable that… Continue reading On Condoms – More Dostoevsky, Less Catechesis

Closing Ranks on Canon 915

WARREN, MI - AUGUST 19: Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius attends a "Women For Obama" town hall meeting at the Macomb County Community College August 19, 2008 in Warren, Michigan. Sebelius has been mentioned as a potential vice presidential running mate for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Deal W. Hudson Gov. Kathleen Sebelius received some good news last week when abortionist Dr. George Tiller was found not guilty of breaking state laws regulating late-term abortion. The relationship between Tiller and Sebelius would surely have played a role in her upcoming confirmation hearings had he been found guilty. But Governor Sebelius got some… Continue reading Closing Ranks on Canon 915