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

Trump, Pope Have Opportunity to Forge Meaningful Alliance

Deal W. Hudson May 23, 2017 When the pope and the president meet in the Apostolic Palace — the official residence of the pope in Vatican City — this Wednesday, they will be setting a much-needed example for a nation convulsed by post-election tantrums. Conservative speakers are disinvited on college campuses, conservative professors become objects… Continue reading Trump, Pope Have Opportunity to Forge Meaningful Alliance

Vatican Stance on Procreation Appears at Odds With Church Teaching

Deal W. Hudson March 7, 2017 On March 3, many Catholics were shocked to read that Vatican conference speaker, Peter Raven remarked, “Pope Francis has urged us to have fewer children to make the world more sustainable.” The notion that the Pope would say such a thing strained credulity. However, the clarification published three days later does not put… Continue reading Vatican Stance on Procreation Appears at Odds With Church Teaching