The Catholic Teenager Who the Media Lynched at the March for Life

Deal W. Hudson January 21, 2019 The mainstream media, with few exceptions, have become haters. They don’t hesitate to ruin a person’s life if they think it will score points for the Democrats and against President Trump. Case in question: a young man at the March for Life, a student from Covington Catholic High School… Continue reading The Catholic Teenager Who the Media Lynched at the March for Life

Senator Feinstein, Is There Anything You Won’t Say or Do?

Deal W. Hudson September 24, 2018 Dear Sen. Dianne Feinstein, I am writing to you to ask a simple question, Is there anything, morally speaking, you just would not do?  I ask because what you are doing to Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee is something I could never do, no matter how much I detested… Continue reading Senator Feinstein, Is There Anything You Won’t Say or Do?

Ten Books That Have Taught Me About America

Deal W. Hudson July 4, 2018 Though I have not read as widely in American history as I should have, some books have remained with me since I read them.  They have shaped for me a deeper understanding and appreciation of my native country. I’m not going to list some of the obvious suspects such… Continue reading Ten Books That Have Taught Me About America

Bishop Gracida Calls Excommunication Over Immigration Policy “Scandalous”

Deal W. Hudson June 20, 2018 In a radio interview taped today with me, Bishop Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, sharply criticized comments made by Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tuscon regarding canonical penalties for civil servants implementing present immigration policy. “It’s scandalous for the bishop to say that! They did not write the law… Continue reading Bishop Gracida Calls Excommunication Over Immigration Policy “Scandalous”

Aretha Franklin, witness to the Gospel

Deal W. Hudson May 16, 2019 Amazing Grace is one of the greatest concert movies of all time In January 1972, Aretha Franklin travelled to Los Angeles to join her good friend Pastor James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir to record a gospel album. That album, entitled Amazing Grace, went on to become the… Continue reading Aretha Franklin, witness to the Gospel

When Elgar turned to the Druids

Deal W. Hudson April 11, 2019 The conductor Martyn Brabbins and Hyperion have given us the second complete recording of Elgar’s 1898 cantata Caractacus. It’s been more than 25 years since the first recording by Richard Hickox on Chandos (1994). Caractacus is an uneven work but possesses enough moments of raw power and pastoral beauty… Continue reading When Elgar turned to the Druids

You need to watch this German masterpiece

Deal W. Hudson February 28, 2019 Never Look Away tells kind of the story that invites superlatives and deserves them. Based upon the life of painter Gerhard Richter, it tells the story of an artist who lives through the Nazi horror and the communist stranglehold, then escapes to West Berlin where, after much trial and error,… Continue reading You need to watch this German masterpiece

Films that take you into the wilderness with Jesus

Deal W. Hudson March 14, 2019 It’s hard to understand why any director making a film about Jesus would ignore the face-off with Lucifer. Cecil B DeMille has his mind elsewhere in his 1927 King of Kings. Himself succumbing to carnal temptation, DeMille opens his film with a barely clad Mary Magdalene, now a prostitute… Continue reading Films that take you into the wilderness with Jesus

A painter of pure, radiant happiness

Deal W. Hudson February 14, 2019 Ali Cavanaugh’s figurative art has deep spiritual roots, discovers Deal Hudson Ali Cavanaugh is a painter in pursuit of the miracle of human existence. A Catholic convert who was received in 2002, she says this of her faith: “The Blessed Mother is my constant and helps me with every… Continue reading A painter of pure, radiant happiness

Ken Russell’s ‘The Devils’ is badly misunderstood

Deal W. Hudson February 7, 2019 Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, recently condemned the New York Times for using a picture of “a nun in habit standing behind a jail-like façade” to accompany a review of Jacques Rivette’s 1966 film La Religieuse (“The Nun”). Based on a novel by Diderot, it depicts the… Continue reading Ken Russell’s ‘The Devils’ is badly misunderstood