A Catholic Bishop Threatening Excommunication Over Immigration Policy?

Deal W. Hudson June 20, 2018 Last week, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson called upon his fellow bishops to issue a “prophetic statement” on immigration that would support “canonical penalties for Catholics who are involved” in implementing President Trump’s immigration policy. Why would the thought of excommunication even enter the mind of Bishop Weisenburger? Does… Continue reading A Catholic Bishop Threatening Excommunication Over Immigration Policy?

Catholic Bishops Gear Up to Beat Trump in 2020

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Deal W. Hudson June 18, 2018 The Catholic bishops met in Fort Lauderdale a few days ago. The dominating topic of discussion was politics, specifically, their official guide to Catholic voters, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. The Pope Francis faction, led by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, called for a complete rewriting of the document… Continue reading Catholic Bishops Gear Up to Beat Trump in 2020

Pope Can’t Equate Caring for Immigrants With Abortion

Deal W. Hudson April 10, 2018 Pope Francis get’s it. He understands why 52 percent of Catholic voters helped to elect Donald Trump in the face of fierce resistance from nearly all the of the U.S. Bishops, and the pontiff himself. What Pope Francis gets is precisely what has historically pushed Catholic Democrats to vote… Continue reading Pope Can’t Equate Caring for Immigrants With Abortion

Cardinal Dolan’s Praise for Trump Interrupts USCCB Pattern of Criticism

Deal W. Hudson April 13, 2017 Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has issued a statement that “welcomed the State Department’s April 4 announcement that it will withhold federal funding from the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) because UNFPA monies go to Chinese agencies that… Continue reading Cardinal Dolan’s Praise for Trump Interrupts USCCB Pattern of Criticism

Some on Left, Right Don’t Get Trump Is Anti-Abortion

Deal W. Hudson April 5, 2017 President Donald Trump’s executive order to defund the United National Family Planning Agency (UNFPA) sends a message to political foes both on the political left and the right. The pro-abortion left will should not be too surprised since President Trump has already cut $400,000,000 in population control funds when he reaffirmed… Continue reading Some on Left, Right Don’t Get Trump Is Anti-Abortion