Gov. Christie–A Politician Who Understands Subsidiarity

Deal W. Hudson Because of the ongoing furor about who caused the holiday traffic jams in Northern New Jersey, much of what Gov. Christie has done well as governor has been forgotten. But, as governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has distinguished himself in two ways as a Catholic politician. Not only he is pro-life, but… Continue reading Gov. Christie–A Politician Who Understands Subsidiarity

How to Handle Pelosi?

Deal W. Hudson Today Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco spoke publicly in defense of marriage in Washington, DC in spite of a letter from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi asking him not to. She wrote her Archbishop not to show “disdain and hate towards LGBT persons” by speaking at a National Organization for Marriage march to… Continue reading How to Handle Pelosi?

Sen. Rubio Attempts to Lead on Immigration

Deal W. Hudson Published May 14, 2013 Last week I signed, with several dozen other “conservatives,” a letter supporting the immigration legislation supported by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. My decision to sign was motivated, in part, by the ridiculous attacks on Sen. Rubio, such as that of the venerable National Review, which was once… Continue reading Sen. Rubio Attempts to Lead on Immigration

Obama and Infanticide

Deal W. Hudson Published July 2, 2008 Infanticide is becoming a touchy subject for Barack Obama. So much so that his supporters either deny that their candidate ever voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, or they describe his votes as “procedural,” as if Obama never really opposed providing medical treatment for infants who… Continue reading Obama and Infanticide

Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill

Deal W. Hudson Published August 3, 2009 The Congress and the White House have little to fear from the bishops’ official statements opposing the abortion provisions in the health care bill. Unlike with President Barack Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame, there is no chorus of bishops’ voices rising in protest against the bill; most of… Continue reading Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill

Catholics and the Politics of the Death Penalty

Deal W. Hudson Published August 12, 2010 On January 29, the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Death Penalty (CMN) was launched. According to its executive director, Karen Clifton, the CMN was created “with the encouragement of the USCCB.” The support of the bishops’ conference is substantial. The Coordinating Committee includes both Kathy Saile, the… Continue reading Catholics and the Politics of the Death Penalty

The Political Future of the Pro-Life Movement

Deal W. Hudson Published January 12, 2009 Five-hundred people were turned away from the “Pro-Life Summit to End Abortion”held by Dr. Monica M. Miller this past weekend in Ann Arbor, MI. Most of the 500 who did have tickets made it to St. Francis of Assisi Church in spite of the ten inches of snow… Continue reading The Political Future of the Pro-Life Movement

To Bart Stupak, On the Eve of Battle

Deal W. Hudson Published December 21, 2009 Dear Representative Stupak, Your statement on Saturday following the decision of Sen. Ben Nelson to support the Senate health-care bill was a great relief to millions of Catholics in this country. Your comment that “the Senate abortion language is not acceptable” provided moral and religious clarity at a… Continue reading To Bart Stupak, On the Eve of Battle

Does the USCCB Understand Subsidiarity?

Deal W. Hudson Published January 3, 2011 The plan of House Republicans to read the Constitution aloud on January 6, the second day of the 112th Congress, has provoked jeering from the liberal media. Yet in the midst of the jeers came a revealing comment from Washington Postcolumnist and blogger Ezra Klein in an appearance… Continue reading Does the USCCB Understand Subsidiarity?