Senator Feinstein, Is There Anything You Won’t Say or Do?

Deal W. Hudson September 24, 2018 Dear Sen. Dianne Feinstein, I am writing to you to ask a simple question, Is there anything, morally speaking, you just would not do?  I ask because what you are doing to Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee is something I could never do, no matter how much I detested… Continue reading Senator Feinstein, Is There Anything You Won’t Say or Do?

When Catholics Lost Their Cultural Clout — A Lesson for Today

Deal W. Hudson September 21, 2018 Catholics of my generation probably only dimly remember, if at all, the furor provoked among Catholics by films in the 1950s directed by Luis Buñuel, Los Olivados (1950); Roberto Rossellini, The Miracle (1951); Otto Preminger, The Moon is Blue (1953); Elia Kazan, Baby Doll (1956); Roger Vadim, And God… Continue reading When Catholics Lost Their Cultural Clout — A Lesson for Today

Washington Post Praise for McCarrick in 2014 Contains an Ironic Comment by Pope Francis

Deal W. Hudson September 4, 2018 When Pope Francis refused to comment on the letter by Archbishop Vigano enumerating his cover-up of ex-Cardinal’s sexual abuse, the public was bemused, if not angered. Now the Holy Father has explained the reason for his refusal — it’s too mystical to talk about. In his Monday homily at… Continue reading Washington Post Praise for McCarrick in 2014 Contains an Ironic Comment by Pope Francis

From 2002 — Washington Post Calls Cardinal McCarrick, ‘Vatican’s Man of the Hour’

Deal W. Hudson July 25, 2018 I am posting this article from the Washington Post as a reminder of how Cardinal McCarrick took hold of drafting the sexual abuse policy adopted by the U.S. Bishops at their June 2002 meeting. I have bolded some of the more interesting observations made by the authors, Carlyle Murphy… Continue reading From 2002 — Washington Post Calls Cardinal McCarrick, ‘Vatican’s Man of the Hour’

Bishop Gracida Calls Excommunication Over Immigration Policy “Scandalous”

Deal W. Hudson June 20, 2018 In a radio interview taped today with me, Bishop Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, sharply criticized comments made by Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tuscon regarding canonical penalties for civil servants implementing present immigration policy. “It’s scandalous for the bishop to say that! They did not write the law… Continue reading Bishop Gracida Calls Excommunication Over Immigration Policy “Scandalous”

Remembering My Father — How John Wayne Grew Old

Deal W. Hudson June 6, 2018 He was the strongest man I ever knew. He had will-power of iron. The doctor said to stop smoking. After that day he never smoked another cigarette. Years later a different doctor banned alcohol—not another drink passed his lips for more than thirty years. Of all the money he… Continue reading Remembering My Father — How John Wayne Grew Old

Pope Francis Gives the Democrats a Gift — But It Won’t Work

Deal W. Hudson April 11, 2018 Writing for NEWSMAX, I explained why Pope Francis’s recent attempt to set abortion and immigration on the equal moral ground cannot be rationally defended. Yes, they have the principle of ‘loving thy neighbor’ in common, but they are distinctly different kinds of moral judgments. Pope Can’t Equate Caring for… Continue reading Pope Francis Gives the Democrats a Gift — But It Won’t Work

Why I’m Watching “The Thin Man” Rather Than the Oscars

Deal W. Hudson February 21, 2018 The title above may appear to be of trivial importance, or of no importance at all. But to me, as a lifelong film buff, it’s akin to declaring a change in sexual orientation. All of my adult life, I have placed the date of the Academy Awards on my… Continue reading Why I’m Watching “The Thin Man” Rather Than the Oscars

The Whitman Option: “Bathe me O God in thee”

Deal W. Hudson May 14, 2017 Over thirty years ago, I left the Southern Baptists and was confirmed as a Roman Catholic. There were many reasons for my conversion but among the most important was their suspicion and fear of culture. I was taught God spoke only through the “Bible,” properly interpreted of course, and… Continue reading The Whitman Option: “Bathe me O God in thee”