Bishops Losing Their Moral Authority With Trump Rhetoric

<> at The Vatican on November 19, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican.

Deal W. Hudson February 6, 2017 During the 2016 election, I watched with disbelief, as all but a few Catholic bishops said nothing — in complicit silence — as Hillary Clinton, aggressively pro-abortion, ran for president. All the bishops did was attack Donald Trump on immigration and his promise to build a wall on the Mexican border.… Continue reading Bishops Losing Their Moral Authority With Trump Rhetoric

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

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”?

Understanding “Incivility”

Deal W. Hudson Published October 25, 2010 Is the religious right uncivil? Conservatives Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner think so. In a joint Huffington Post column titled “The Success and Failure of the Religious Right,” they argue: The language and tone of the religious right have often been apocalyptic, off-putting, and counterproductive. “Just like what… Continue reading Understanding “Incivility”

Pro-Lifers on the Post Office Wall

Deal Hudson Published April 15, 2009 The headline on the Drudge Report really didn’t do justice to the content of the recent Homeland Security report issued by its new director, Janet Napolitano, warning against “right wing” terrorism. Basically any interest group opposing the Obama administration is listed as potentially dangerous – pro-lifers, anti-immigration activists, gun… Continue reading Pro-Lifers on the Post Office Wall