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
Deal W. Hudson Published January 2015 We take for granted that priests, and other ministers, sign a couple’s marriage license after a wedding ceremony. At that moment the state, both the individual states and the United States, legally recognizes the marriage. Priests and ministers, thus, act as agents of the government and are duly recognized… Continue reading Why Should the Church Continue to Perform Marriages for the State?
Deal W. Hudson Published June 29, 2009 Reprinted with permission from our good friends at InsideCatholic.com, the leading online journal of Catholic faith, culture, and politics. Eight years ago today, a famous American philosopher died who had lived as a Catholic the last year of his life. Not so long ago, his name – Mortimer… Continue reading Mortimer J. Adler–The Great Philosopher Who Became Catholic
Deal W. Hudson Published August 16, 2010 Too often, Catholic commentators, including myself, speak about American bishops in the plural. The existence of a national bishops’ conference unfortunately encourages this habit, one that obscures a basic fact about the Catholic Church: It is individual bishops who are responsible for sanctifying the lives of the Catholic… Continue reading Bishop Robert F. Vasa — We Need More Like Him!
Deal W. Hudson Published July 1, 2000 The most influential American philosopher of the 20th century was received into the Church this past December. Those familiar with the trajectory of Mortimer Adler’s work, not just the Great Books Program, should not be surprised. Born December 28, 1902, Mortimer has been a catholic philosopher all his… Continue reading Mortimer J. Adler, Catholic