A Catholic Bishop Threatening Excommunication Over Immigration Policy?

Deal W. Hudson June 20, 2018 Last week, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson called upon his fellow bishops to issue a “prophetic statement” on immigration that would support “canonical penalties for Catholics who are involved” in implementing President Trump’s immigration policy. Why would the thought of excommunication even enter the mind of Bishop Weisenburger? Does… Continue reading A Catholic Bishop Threatening Excommunication Over Immigration Policy?

Catholic Bishops Gear Up to Beat Trump in 2020

<> on June 15, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Deal W. Hudson June 18, 2018 The Catholic bishops met in Fort Lauderdale a few days ago. The dominating topic of discussion was politics, specifically, their official guide to Catholic voters, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. The Pope Francis faction, led by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, called for a complete rewriting of the document… Continue reading Catholic Bishops Gear Up to Beat Trump in 2020

Pope Can’t Equate Caring for Immigrants With Abortion

Deal W. Hudson April 10, 2018 Pope Francis get’s it. He understands why 52 percent of Catholic voters helped to elect Donald Trump in the face of fierce resistance from nearly all the of the U.S. Bishops, and the pontiff himself. What Pope Francis gets is precisely what has historically pushed Catholic Democrats to vote… Continue reading Pope Can’t Equate Caring for Immigrants With Abortion

NEA Funds Anti-Christian ‘Jerry Springer’ Play With Taxpayer Money

LONDON - NOVEMBER 10: TV Presenter Jerry Springer attends a photocall for the Musical"Jerry Springer The Opera " at The Cambridge Theatre, on November10 2003 in London. (Photo by Steve Finn/Getty Images)

Deal W. Hudson January 30, 2018 Once again the National Endowment for the Arts is in hot water, and deservedly so. A musical entitled, “Jerry Springer, the Opera,” is now being performed in previews at an off-Broadway theatre, The New Group. The musical is ferociously and deliberately anti-Catholic, while The New Group receives substantial NEA… Continue reading NEA Funds Anti-Christian ‘Jerry Springer’ Play With Taxpayer Money

Buckley’s ‘Republic of Virtue’ Chronicles America’s Fight for Integrity

Deal W. Hudson December 18, 2017 Frank Buckley, a law professor at the Scalia School of Law at George Mason University, has written an extraordinary book that deserves to find a wide readership and, hopefully, to wield considerable influence on the future of U.S. politics. Why such large claims? Simply put, “The Republic of Virtue”… Continue reading Buckley’s ‘Republic of Virtue’ Chronicles America’s Fight for Integrity

New Production of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ Magnificent

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams arrives at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the first performance of his opera titled 'The Pilgrim's Progress'. London, Apr. 26, 1951. (AP Photo)

Deal W. Hudson October 30, 2017 From its first performance in 1951, “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” an opera by Ralph Vaughan Williams has suffered from a checkered history on stage. Its Covent Garden premiere was criticized for its lack of “theatricality,” and the attempt at a revival the following year was a failure. A subsequent and… Continue reading New Production of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ Magnificent

Theocrat Trump Accusation Laughable, Unoriginal

Deal W. Hudson July 19, 2017 There’s been much consternation following the publication of an article in Civiltà Cattolica attacking the alliance between Evangelicals and conservative Catholics in recent presidential elections. The authors, Antonio Spadoro and Marcelo Figueroa, don’t manage to produce a single charge that was not already thrown at President George W. Bush under the marquee heading of… Continue reading Theocrat Trump Accusation Laughable, Unoriginal

Trump, Pope Have Opportunity to Forge Meaningful Alliance

Deal W. Hudson May 23, 2017 When the pope and the president meet in the Apostolic Palace — the official residence of the pope in Vatican City — this Wednesday, they will be setting a much-needed example for a nation convulsed by post-election tantrums. Conservative speakers are disinvited on college campuses, conservative professors become objects… Continue reading Trump, Pope Have Opportunity to Forge Meaningful Alliance

Some Don’t See Blessing in Trump’s Protecting Religious Liberty

Deal W. Hudson May 17, 2017 Some conservatives were less than pleased by President Trump’s May 4 executive order on religious liberty. I guess they didn’t read it very closely. Had they done so, they would have realized that it was a promise of welcome changes to come. It doesn’t declare any new rights, but… Continue reading Some Don’t See Blessing in Trump’s Protecting Religious Liberty