Cardinal Dolan’s Praise for Trump Interrupts USCCB Pattern of Criticism

Deal W. Hudson April 13, 2017 Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has issued a statement that “welcomed the State Department’s April 4 announcement that it will withhold federal funding from the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) because UNFPA monies go to Chinese agencies that… Continue reading Cardinal Dolan’s Praise for Trump Interrupts USCCB Pattern of Criticism

Some on Left, Right Don’t Get Trump Is Anti-Abortion

Deal W. Hudson April 5, 2017 President Donald Trump’s executive order to defund the United National Family Planning Agency (UNFPA) sends a message to political foes both on the political left and the right. The pro-abortion left will should not be too surprised since President Trump has already cut $400,000,000 in population control funds when he reaffirmed… Continue reading Some on Left, Right Don’t Get Trump Is Anti-Abortion

The U.S. Catholic Conference Strikes Again

Published December 1, 2000 DEAL W. HUDSON Catholics must wonder sometimes why the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) exists. On October 16, Catholic News Service (CNS) of the USCC issued a story with the headline, “Gore sees hope for ‘common ground’ movement on abortion.” Written by Patricia Zapor, based on an interview with the vice president,… Continue reading The U.S. Catholic Conference Strikes Again

Have the Bishops Become Tea Party Republicans?

Deal W. Hudson November 24, 2014 “Since most of the Catholics in Congress are both Democrat and pro-abortion it will be a hard sell, and the dissident Catholics in Congress are not used to getting the hard sell from USCCB lobbyists.” I’M SURPRISED at how few Catholics pundits have noticed the recent letter sent to members… Continue reading Have the Bishops Become Tea Party Republicans?

Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill

Deal W. Hudson Published August 3, 2009 The Congress and the White House have little to fear from the bishops’ official statements opposing the abortion provisions in the health care bill. Unlike with President Barack Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame, there is no chorus of bishops’ voices rising in protest against the bill; most of… Continue reading Why Catholics Will Not Get Abortion Out of the Health Care Bill

Does the USCCB Understand Subsidiarity?

Deal W. Hudson Published January 3, 2011 The plan of House Republicans to read the Constitution aloud on January 6, the second day of the 112th Congress, has provoked jeering from the liberal media. Yet in the midst of the jeers came a revealing comment from Washington Postcolumnist and blogger Ezra Klein in an appearance… Continue reading Does the USCCB Understand Subsidiarity?