Bishop Robert McElroy Urges Catholics to “All Become Disrupters”

Deal W. Hudson February 20, 2017 In the column written for NEWSMAX, I report on the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements, held February 16-19 in Modesto, CA.  Towards the end I call upon the USCCB, a sponsor of the conference, to publicly distance itself from the call of Bishop McElroy towards the violence of “disruption.”… Continue reading Bishop Robert McElroy Urges Catholics to “All Become Disrupters”

A German/Danish Film – “The Land of Mine” – Proves Great Movies Are Still Being Made

Deal W. Hudson March 6, 2017 I grow weary of hearing people say, “They don’t make good movies anymore.” Good, even great, films are released each year, but are shown in only a few movie theaters in the US. Those who complain must be paying attention only to what’s showing at the local cinema. There’s… Continue reading A German/Danish Film – “The Land of Mine” – Proves Great Movies Are Still Being Made

What’s Wrong With the Church? Why Our Labels Fail.

Deal W. Hudson April 21, 2017 Is there any label, or set of labels, that describe what’s influencing our Church in the wrong direction? I became aware of this question while planning a future conference with some friends. When they began using terms such as Modernism, Marxism, Socialism, Globalism, Internationalism, and Secularism, I demurred. These… Continue reading What’s Wrong With the Church? Why Our Labels Fail.

A Son’s Love for His Mother Becomes a Musical Masterpiece

Deal W. Hudson May 8, 2017 Some years ago, while visiting Los Angeles, I met a charming young man named Stephen Edwards. He told me he was a composer, and given our common love of music, and golf, we stayed in touch. As the years passed, I watched as Steve became one of Hollywood’s highly prized… Continue reading A Son’s Love for His Mother Becomes a Musical Masterpiece

Christopher Nolan’s Brilliant, Un-Romanticized, “Dunkirk”

Deal W. Hudson July 23, 2017 The achievement of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is his unromanticized portrayal of a lost battle where over 300,000 lives were saved by a flotilla of over 800 small boats. Nolan’s British soldier’s don’t laugh off their plight with a chorus of “jolly good,” they’re tested to the edge of their… Continue reading Christopher Nolan’s Brilliant, Un-Romanticized, “Dunkirk”

Why Are the Knights of Columbus “Partners” with Crux?

Deal W. Hudson August 4, 2017 John L. Allen Jr’s news website Crux (www.cruxnow.com) bears the subtitle, “Taking the Catholic Pulse.” Crux was formerly hosted by the Boston Herald at its founding in 2014 but was dropped two years later. Crux was saved by none other than a “partnership” with the mega-philanthropic Knights of Columbus, headed by Supreme Knight… Continue reading Why Are the Knights of Columbus “Partners” with Crux?

Yes, Pope Francis, President Trump IS Pro-Life

Deal W. Hudson September 15, 2017 It saddens me that Pope Francis refuses to recognize the pro-life intentions and actions of President Trump. The president has made good on his promises to pro-life voters, starting on his first day in office with his restoration of the Mexico City Policy, which he later expanded. Federal funds can no… Continue reading Yes, Pope Francis, President Trump IS Pro-Life

Today We Remember the Millions Who Were Killed for Communism

Deal W. Hudson November 7, 2017 One hundred years ago today — Nov. 7, 1917 — the Russian Revolution began in Moscow leading to the creation of a communist state in the former empire of Russia. It’s an anniversary worth thinking about not only for its historical significance but also because of the recent poll of millennials,… Continue reading Today We Remember the Millions Who Were Killed for Communism

Eight Books for Christmas, from Politics and a Thriller to Paris, Moscow, Chartres, New York City, and My Back

Deal W. Hudson November 18, 2017 Several of these books I read as audiobooks, which in the case of those by Ali Land and Scott Isacoff simply added to their enjoyment. Nowadays, I probably read two audiobooks for every print book I read, the advantage of the former being their availability while driving and getting… Continue reading Eight Books for Christmas, from Politics and a Thriller to Paris, Moscow, Chartres, New York City, and My Back

Eight Recordings for Christmas — From Grand Mahler and Sacred Rachmaninov to Superlative Rozsa and a Requiem for Mothers

Deal W. Hudson November 19, 2017 In spite of habitually slow sales, in comparison to pop music, recordings of classical music continue to be released by the dozens each month, and some of them equal or supersede the best recordings of the past.  Examples from this list are Brabbins’ performance of Vaughan Williams 2nd Symphony… Continue reading Eight Recordings for Christmas — From Grand Mahler and Sacred Rachmaninov to Superlative Rozsa and a Requiem for Mothers