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Gratitude In a Strange Place

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

The Three Wise Men, or Kings, bow down before the child Jesus in gratitude.  For me, 2011 was a year for growth in gratitude — because I spent this past year fighting prostate cancer. I didn’t see it as a […]

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Can’t Get Enough of Christmas Music

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

    I’m a Christmas music fanatic. A long row of Christmas music LPs still stands at dusty attention on my bookshelves. Names like Perry Como, Bing Crosby, the Kings College Choir, and Eugene Ormandy peek out from their spines. […]

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The Death of a Christian Man of Letters

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

    You may not have heard of him, but a Christian man of letters, one of our greatest, just passed away. A native of Georgia and educated at its University,  Marion Montgomery was a prolific writer. His works include […]

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“How to Be” at Thanksgiving

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

  Thanksgiving may be the most underrated day in our annual rota of holiday observances. Lost in the midst of stories about our country’s native Americans bringing food to the struggling British settlers is a more metaphysical and spiritual reality […]

Attacks on Hagee and Perry Seek to Divide Christians

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

  It started when Lawrence O’Donnell posted on his MSNBC blog that Gov. Perry was “married” to the notion that Catholicism was a “cult.”  His argument, if you can call it that, was based upon the presence of Pastor John […]

A Giant Among Catholic Educators — Warren Carroll, RIP

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

Dr. Warren Carroll, the founder of Christendom College and the author of many influential books on Catholicism passed away on Sunday. During the period when almost all the nation’s Catholic colleges and universities were losing their religious identity, Dr. Carroll […]

An Important Question for the Bishops About Politics

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

          The 2008 “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” was published by the Catholic bishops as a guide for the voters.  The bishops re-publish this document every four years, always with some sort of revisions. Matt Smith […]

Why Catholics Need Their Own Political Ground Game

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

      Today’s Washington Times published an op-ed by Matt Smith and myself entitled “Catholic voters hold the power to change elections.” Most Catholics have yet to realize that elections are not won only by having the best plan […]

Andrew Cuomo — the Ted Kennedy of the Next Generation?

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is supposed to be a Catholic, yet he celebrated the passage of a same-sex marriage bill in his state. At the press conference after the signing he expressed the hope that same-sex […]

Why Wouldn’t Romney Sign the SBA Pro-Life Pledge?

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

Pro-lifers around the nation were surprised when Mitt Romney refused to sign the pro-life pledge distributed by the Susan B. Anthony List to all the GOP presidential candidates. Romney has been trying to fortify his pro-life credentials since his 2008 […]

Talking to Catholics at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Briefing

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

At the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference and Strategy Briefing on June 3-4 in Washington, DC, Catholic Advocate hosted a panel discussion, “Catholic Citizen Action in Defense of Life, Marriage, and Human Dignity.” Matt Smith, Catholic Advocate vice president, hosted […]

The Health Care Debate Heads Towards 2012

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

Newt Gingrich’s surprising comments on health care and, particularly, Medicaid are a reminder of how this issue will shape the presidential and congressional campaigns heading  towards the 2012 election. All the former Speaker had to do was express any  sympathy […]

Obama Faces Hard Times with Catholic Voters

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

  The resignation of Ambassador Doug Kmiec from his Malta post is being spun by the Catholic left as a tribute to his Catholic convictions.  In point of fact, Kmiec was simply not doing his job, as documented by the […]

What Will Be the Future of Obama’s Catholic Supporters?

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

The recent story about Ambassador Doug Kmiec raises the inevitable question of the future of Obama’s Catholic supporters.  For example, when Kmiec returns from his post on the island nation of Malta will he retain the “pro-life” label he wore […]

Will Labor Issues Impact the Catholic Vote in 2012?

posted by Dr. Deal Hudson

The emotionally-charged disputes over labor negotiations in states like Wisconsin and Ohio have led some Catholics on the political left to claim that the GOP will lose Catholic votes as a result.  It’s true that the history of the labor […]

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Gratitude In a Strange Place
The Three Wise Men, or Kings, bow down before the child Jesus in gratitude.  For me, 2011 was a year for growth in gratitude -- because I spent this past year fighting prostate cancer. I didn't see it as a Job-like tragedy but what often ...

posted 10:17:31pm Dec. 20, 2011 | read full post »

Can't Get Enough of Christmas Music
    I'm a Christmas music fanatic. A long row of Christmas music LPs still stands at dusty attention on my bookshelves. Names like Perry Como, Bing Crosby, the Kings College Choir, and Eugene Ormandy peek out from their spines. ...

posted 9:29:43pm Dec. 12, 2011 | read full post »

The Death of a Christian Man of Letters
    You may not have heard of him, but a Christian man of letters, one of our greatest, just passed away. A native of Georgia and educated at its University,  Marion Montgomery was a prolific writer. His works include three ...

posted 7:15:35pm Nov. 23, 2011 | read full post »

"How to Be" at Thanksgiving
  Thanksgiving may be the most underrated day in our annual rota of holiday observances. Lost in the midst of stories about our country's native Americans bringing food to the struggling British settlers is a more metaphysical and ...

posted 10:57:44am Nov. 22, 2011 | read full post »

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