Will America Last? — The 2016 Election

Deal W. Hudson January 11, 2016 It’s tempting to say that the coming presidential election of 2016 is the most important in American history. What gives me pause is the number of times this has been said before, including by myself. But this time, I cannot help but believe it’s true. Why? Terrorism: A storm… Continue reading Will America Last? — The 2016 Election

The Day a Red Bird Sang St. Thomas Aquinas

Deal W. Hudson January 28, 2016 I was coming to the end of my first year as a college professor at Mercer University Atlanta. I was still a Southern Baptist though I had been wrestling with that affiliation since being introduced to St. Augustine at Princeton Theological Seminary. The Danish theologian and philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard… Continue reading The Day a Red Bird Sang St. Thomas Aquinas

Will Pro-Life Catholics Vote for Donald Trump?

Deal W. Hudson February 21, 2016 After his impressive victory in the South Carolina primary, the GOP nomination of Donald Trump is very likely.  Marco Rubio may pick up some support from Jeb Bush’s overdue decision to leave the race, but Ted Cruz has established a national network of highly-energized Evangelical activists who are not wavering.… Continue reading Will Pro-Life Catholics Vote for Donald Trump?

Trumping Political Correctness

Deal W. Hudson March 16, 2016 The sight of the rabble in Chicago forcing Donald Trump to cancel his appearance, coupled with the attack on Trump in Ohio, reveals the boil his candidacy has lanced on the face of America.  The boil has a name, “political correctness,” and millions of Americans eagerly support Trump as the man… Continue reading Trumping Political Correctness

The Son Is Risen!

Deal W. Hudson March 27, 2016 Two of George Herbert’s poems appropriate to this day: “Easter” and “I Got Me, Flowers,” both published in The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (1633).  Herbert, born in Wales, was an Anglican priest. Five of his poems, including the two below, were set to music by Ralph Vaughn Williams as… Continue reading The Son Is Risen!

Why Does a Catholic Diocese Provide Syringes?

Deal W. Hudson April 25, 2016 While I was the publisher and editor of Crisis Magazine, I chronicled the plight of the Albany Diocese in Upstate, NY under the former leadership of now Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard. His stewardship of the diocese was a test case in the failures of the progressive policies of many churchmen… Continue reading Why Does a Catholic Diocese Provide Syringes?

The 100 Best Catholic Novels I Know

Deal W. Hudson June 14, 2016 In offering this list, I’m not making an attempt to define the “Catholic novel,” which would be a very foolish enterprise.  There are many reasons why a novel can, and sometimes should be called “Catholic,” but to attach that impulse to a grand metaphysic or aesthetic theory would require… Continue reading The 100 Best Catholic Novels I Know

My Top 25 Recommended Audiobooks, The Best of the Best

Deal W. Hudson June 16, 2016 Good books become even better when read aloud by a skilled performer. A recent example is the recording by famed British actor, Edward Fox, of Anthony Trollope’s The Warden, the first of the Barchester novels. Fox’s deep-voiced, droll delivery has opened Trollope’s world to me as never before. Homer, the… Continue reading My Top 25 Recommended Audiobooks, The Best of the Best