Preparing Catholics for the 2016 Election

In May 2016, I gave a speech to a group of Catholic activists in Cincinnati, Ohio, gathered together by Priests for Life, on how Catholics could make THE difference in the upcoming presidential election. I specifically outlined the ways the institutional Church would try to oppose Catholic efforts on behalf of the pro-life cause.  What… Continue reading Preparing Catholics for the 2016 Election

10 Ways Catholics Can Elect the Next President

Deal W. Hudson The 2016 election will be decisive for the future of our nation. Eight more years of leadership such as we have witnessed under Obama will stamp our culture so deeply it would take a century to undo the damage. What damage, you ask? Eight more years will bring an end to religious… Continue reading 10 Ways Catholics Can Elect the Next President

How to Vote Catholic-In Brief

By Deal W. Hudson Political Participation •Catholics are obliged to participate in politics by voting. •Legislators are elected to serve and protect the common good, human dignity, and rights of human persons. •Voters should have a clear understanding of the principles of Catholic moral and social teaching. •The life issues are dominant in the hierarchy… Continue reading How to Vote Catholic-In Brief

Why I Can Be Friends With Liberals, Democrats, and Pro-Aborts

By Deal W. Hudson I’m writing this in response to comments made over the years about friendships I’ve maintained with persons who are diametrically opposed to many of my core values. Most of these comments have the tone of disapproval, others just sound flummoxed with me. Let me say from the start that my reason… Continue reading Why I Can Be Friends With Liberals, Democrats, and Pro-Aborts

How the Beatles, My Great Aunt, and Debussy Changed My Life

By Deal W. Hudson It was the spring of 1970 when Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the Beatles. I had already grown discontent with pop music, the frenetic discord of Jimmy Hendrix touched no part of a young man brought up on Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, and Broadway show… Continue reading How the Beatles, My Great Aunt, and Debussy Changed My Life

Just Who Is “Us”?

By Deal W. Hudson Recently, I spoke to a group of pro-life leaders about the 2016 election. I made the following remarks with the hope that the Trump and Cruz factions can eventually “kiss and make up.” *** I’m going to address the question, “Who Is Us?” In recent weeks criticism has been leveled at… Continue reading Just Who Is “Us”?

Robert Novak–The Catholic Vote: Does It Swing?

Note: Robert (Bob) Novak was America’s premiere political reporter for decades until he died at age 78 in 2007. His work, starting at the Chicago Sun-Times and continuing through the Wall Street Journal, CNN’s “Crossfire,” and Fox News, is well-chronicled.  In 1998, the year of this article, Novak was received into the Catholic Church by… Continue reading Robert Novak–The Catholic Vote: Does It Swing?

Catholic Advocate 2010

Obama Fails to Seize the Opportunity of His Big Night Deal W. Hudson January 28, 2010 President Obama gave his first State of the Union speech last night.With his popularity in a steady decline for the past six months, Obama needed his speech to rekindle the enthusiasm for his leadership that elected him in the… Continue reading Catholic Advocate 2010

A Tea Party Thanksgiving

Deal W. Hudson Published November 24, 2010 Ask me what I am thankful for this year, and one of the first things that comes to mind is the social/political phenomenon of the Tea Party. To me, it represents a loud “enough is enough” – not only to the nonsense being perpetrated by the White House… Continue reading A Tea Party Thanksgiving