Governor Christie — Go to Green Bay!

Deal W. Hudson January 8, 2015 Following the victory of the Dallas Cowboys over the Detroit Tigers, longtime Cowboy’s fan, Gov. Chris Christie, gave Jerry Jones a hug — Jones is the owner of the Cowboys.  Since Christie was sitting in the owner’s box his impetuous embrace was caught on TV and broadcast to the… Continue reading Governor Christie — Go to Green Bay!

A Writer Who Questions Whether or Not Jesus is Real

Deal W. Hudson January 10, 2015 Madeline St John (1941-2006), pronounced “sin-gin,” is a writer who never caught on in the United States, and I’m not sure why. Perhaps it was her early death in 2006. When Carroll & Graf published three of her novels in the late 90s, I was certain American readers would… Continue reading A Writer Who Questions Whether or Not Jesus is Real

Obama’s Decision Was Repugnant

Statue of Liberty seen from the Circle Line ferry, Manhattan, New York

Deal W. Hudson January 12, 2015 I really don’t understand this President.  It’s one thing to say, I don’t like this President, or I don’t agree with this President, but to say, I don’t understand this President, is even more alarming to me. Obama’s decision not to accept the invitation of French President François Hollande, to… Continue reading Obama’s Decision Was Repugnant

St. Thomas Aquinas Came to My Ambulance

Deal W. Hudson January 28, 2015 The Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas I would guess that most Catholics look at the sanctity of St. Thomas Aquinas as primarily an intellectual charism, given that he was the greatest Christian intellectual of the Middle Ages, a period of over 800 years. I had viewed St. Thomas in… Continue reading St. Thomas Aquinas Came to My Ambulance

Challenges Facing Catholic Voters in the 2016 Election

Deal W. Hudson March 11, 2015 Anyone who wishes to understand the Catholic vote needs to recognize two things from the start. First, there is no reliable “Catholic block” of voters, but there is a sizable group of white Catholic moderates who “swing” back and forth from one party to the other. They can determine… Continue reading Challenges Facing Catholic Voters in the 2016 Election

10 Ways Catholics Can Elect the Next President

Deal W. Hudson March 13, 2015 The 2016 election will be decisive for the future of our nation. Eight more years of leadership such as we have witnessed under Obama will stamp our culture so deeply it would take a century to undo the damage. What damage, you ask? Eight more years will bring an… Continue reading 10 Ways Catholics Can Elect the Next President

The Sacrifice, a Poem by George Herbert (1633)

Deal W. Hudson April 3, 2015 From The Temple (1633), by George Herbert The Sacrifice OH all ye, who passe by, whose eyes and minde To worldly things are sharp, but to me blinde; To me, who took eyes that I might you finde: Was ever grief like mine? The Princes of my people make a head… Continue reading The Sacrifice, a Poem by George Herbert (1633)

Campy Intellectuals and the Great Books

Deal W. Hudson April 10, 2015 I love lists. For many years I have sought out lists of the best novels, films, golf courses, men’s clothing shops, hat shops, electronic stores, and musical recordings, among other enthusiasts. And it’s well worth the effort, especially at the end of the year when the “Best of…” lists… Continue reading Campy Intellectuals and the Great Books