Have Our Shepherds Been Blown to the Ground?

Deal W. Hudson August 29, 2016 And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed is shaken with the wind? (Matthew 11.7) In earlier columns, I’ve expressed concerns about the moral leadership of the Catholic Church during this presidential… Continue reading Have Our Shepherds Been Blown to the Ground?

Another Bishop Addresses the Election and Sows Confusion

Deal W. Hudson September 11, 2016 Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany has published a column on the election, “We hold these truths: On the founders of our country and today’s Catholic voters.”  I must admit my expectations were set very low when I read the first line, “A surefire way of demonstrating the existence of… Continue reading Another Bishop Addresses the Election and Sows Confusion

A Texas Archbishop Slaps Down “Catholics” for Choice!

Deal W. Hudson September 13, 2016 Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. of San Antonio has shown the kind of leadership so badly needed in this election season.  When the oxymoronic Catholics of Choice published an advertisement in the San Antonio newspaper (September 12), Archbishop Garcia-Siller answered with the following broadside. This statement has the ring of a… Continue reading A Texas Archbishop Slaps Down “Catholics” for Choice!

A Bishop Who Proclaims Life Really Matters In the Coming Election

Deal W. Hudson September 14, 2016 Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, TX writes on “The Absurdity of Catholics for Choice” (September 13, 2016). You gotta love that title who meaning is crystal clear and allows for zero spins. Not a single sentence in the text of the Bishop’s statement can be spun, especially this… Continue reading A Bishop Who Proclaims Life Really Matters In the Coming Election

To Vote Your Conscience Starts ‘In the Beginning’

Deal W. Hudson October 4, 2016 As I have watched the spectacle of our Church virtually ignoring the threat of a pro-abortion Clinton/Kaine administration, I started examining my own conscience. I asked myself two questions: Why am I so certain of voting for Trump/Pence? And, what does that have to do with my being Catholic? My impulse… Continue reading To Vote Your Conscience Starts ‘In the Beginning’

A German/Danish Film – “The Land of Mine” – Proves Great Movies Are Still Being Made

Deal W. Hudson March 6, 2017 I grow weary of hearing people say, “They don’t make good movies anymore.” Good, even great, films are released each year, but are shown in only a few movie theaters in the US. Those who complain must be paying attention only to what’s showing at the local cinema. There’s… Continue reading A German/Danish Film – “The Land of Mine” – Proves Great Movies Are Still Being Made

What My Son Needs to Know Which I Learned Too Late

Deal W. Hudson May 8, 2018 The one vivid memory I have of my grandmother, Nana, my father’s mother, was her sitting in a rocking chair smoking one cigarette after another while I sat on the floor of her darkened bedroom, the tall curtains drawn and the air filled with smoke. It was the annual,… Continue reading What My Son Needs to Know Which I Learned Too Late