‘The Right Is Mean, and the Left Is Foul’

Deal W. Hudson Published April 2, 2009 The rising temperature of the debate over President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to Notre Dame has created some heated rhetoric on both sides. Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg criticized Notre Dame’s decision but was himself criticized for complaining about the “uncivil and venomous” comments made by those… Continue reading ‘The Right Is Mean, and the Left Is Foul’

Will the Church Split Along Red and Blue Lines?

Deal W. Hudson Published October 9, 2008 An Obama victory on November 4 is far from certain, but the momentum behind his campaign prompts me to wonder: What impact could an Obama administration have on the Catholic Church? The Bush victories in 2000 and 2004 brought a flood of commentary on the so-called red and… Continue reading Will the Church Split Along Red and Blue Lines?

Are We at a Moment Before the Deluge?

Deal W. Hudson Published July 5, 2010 The phrase “Après moi, le déluge” is attributed to Louis XV on his deathbed. Fifteen years later, in 1789, the French Revolution confirmed his prediction: “After me, the flood.” Whether the king felt a sense of foreboding of things to come or simple indifference, the expression seems an… Continue reading Are We at a Moment Before the Deluge?

My New Year’s Wish for President Obama

Deal W. Hudson Published December 27, 2010 At a restaurant in Jerusalem last August, I listened incredulously as two prominent Israeli journalists explained to me that President Obama did not care about a second term. Obama, they told me, was going to forge ahead toward an Israeli-Palestinian agreement with total disregard for any political fallout.… Continue reading My New Year’s Wish for President Obama

Obama and Infanticide

Deal W. Hudson Published July 2, 2008 Infanticide is becoming a touchy subject for Barack Obama. So much so that his supporters either deny that their candidate ever voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, or they describe his votes as “procedural,” as if Obama never really opposed providing medical treatment for infants who… Continue reading Obama and Infanticide

Catholics Prepare for Obama Phone Calls

Deal W. Hudson Published September 28, 2012 The head of a pro-life committee at a parish I know just received a call from the Obama campaign. The caller asked for her daughter by name, and when she was not there then asked where she could be contacted. Her mother responded by telling the Obama supporter,… Continue reading Catholics Prepare for Obama Phone Calls