What Cradle Catholics Take for Granted

Deal W. Hudson Our Holy Father, John Paul II, has called us to participate in the new evangelization of the Catholic Church. These very personal remarks are offered in the spirit of that evangelism. Perhaps hearing from someone who discovered the Church for the first time as an adult will be helpful to those who… Continue reading What Cradle Catholics Take for Granted

Unicorns in the Toybox

Deal W. Hudson A friend of mind, a cradle Catholic who doubts her faith, asked what she should teach her four-year old about religion. “Everything,” I said, “Heaven, Hell, God, Angels, Sin, Grace, Forgiveness, don’t leave anything out.” “How can I do that,” she responded “When I’m not sure myself.” Such attempts at parental honesty… Continue reading Unicorns in the Toybox

Mortimer J. Adler, Catholic

Deal W. Hudson Published July 1, 2000 The most influential American philosopher of the 20th century was received into the Church this past December. Those familiar with the trajectory of Mortimer Adler’s work, not just the Great Books Program, should not be surprised. Born December 28, 1902, Mortimer has been a catholic philosopher all his… Continue reading Mortimer J. Adler, Catholic