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  • American Sniper and bloodlust

    01/19/2015 8:35:25 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 19, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    General Douglas MacArthur, in his farewell speech given to the Corps of Cadets at West Point on May 12, 1962, spoke of duty, honor and country and what these words entail for the professional soldier. General MacArthur spoke of the bloody battles and the heroic sacrifices made by the soldier on countless battlefields. But he added, "This does not mean that you are warmongers. On the contrary, the soldier above all other people prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." This point is not understood by everyone. It is least understood...
  • Subsidiarity and Human Dignity

    01/10/2011 6:43:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | 1/10/2011 | Deal Hudson
    In my column last week, I asked the question, "Does the USCCB understand subsidiarity?" I received a variety of responses to that piece, the most interesting being from Msgr. Charles Pope, pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, who posted his thoughts on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington. Writing in a judicious and even-handed way about the issue of subsidiarity, Monsignor Pope quoted my column at length and, after indicating sympathy with the basic points being raised, framed the question as, "What is a bishop to do?" It is perhaps easy for Mr. Hudson to want to draw the bishops...
  • How The Media Spun The March

    01/25/2003 8:37:41 PM PST · by Polycarp · 36 replies · 557+ views
    How The Media Spun The March CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter January 24, 2003 ********************************************** Where were you 30 years ago? You may not remember. In fact, you might not have even been born. But whether you recall January 22, 1973 or not, you and I are living in its dark shadow. As you may have seen on the news, things here in DC were hopping over the past few days as people geared up for the event. Both pro-life and pro-death (oops, "pro-choice") forces were hoping to get their voices heard. If you read about the events in any of...
  • What Nietzsche Can Teach America

    08/31/2010 2:03:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    IC ^ | August 31, 2010 | Deal W. Hudson
    I have often learned my most valuable lessons from my worst enemies. In graduate school I spent several years wrestling with the texts of the atheistic philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who taught me one unforgettable lesson: Those who lack the tragic sense of life are apt to invent realities to replace the one they cannot face.Nietzsche aimed his argument at Christianity, with its supposed invention of an otherworldly paradise. He was wrong on this score, however: The Christian faith affirms the inevitability of suffering. The cross is a perennial reminder of the tragic limitations that all human beings must not...
  • Editorial: Joe Feuerherd’s Attack on Deal Hudson: Who is ‘Dealing from the Bottom of the Deck?’

    02/04/2010 5:32:08 PM PST · by tcg · 2 replies · 186+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/5/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    .....Joe Feuerherd’s scurrilous article did not respond to the issues raised by the claims of the Reform CCHD NOW Coalition concerning John Carr. It did not seek to refute the points raised in the articles in question. It did not even attempt to defend John Carr, at least beyond a brief reference to his skills and Feuerherd’s assertion that the claims in the articles are “calumnies”. These would have all been an entirely appropriate use of Feuerherd’s journalistic platform as the Editor in Chief of a Newspaper which bears the name “Catholic”. Instead, he used this newest controversy as another...
  • Bush's Catholic Outreach Director Assesses Obama's Catholic Outreach (Calls it dishonest)

    07/28/2009 12:59:57 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies · 1,781+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | July 23, 2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    Because Deal Hudson was director of Catholic outreach for George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, I was interested in hearing his take on the Obama administration's Catholic outreach for my God & Country column in tomorrow's U.S. News Weekly. Hudson thinks Obama's "common ground" talk on abortion is disingenuous—the president has rolled back the ban on federal funding for abortion providers abroad, supports rescinding the federal ban on government-funded abortion in the District of Columbia, and hasn't ruled out covering abortion through healthcare reform—but is nonetheless impressed by the administration's ongoing Catholic PR blitz. And Hudson is disturbed...
  • So Much for the "Mythical" Freedom of Choice Act.

    03/09/2009 4:47:13 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 10 replies · 584+ views
    Inside ^ | March 9, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    "Many Democrats are wise enough to have a healthy fear of FOCA, the Freedom of Choice Act. Those on the religious left who support President Barack Obama are particularly sensitive to the symbolic power of FOCA to undercut their messaging about "abortion reduction." If FOCA were to cause much-beloved Catholic hospitals to begin shutting their doors, the political impact would be devastating. Thus, it came as no surprise several weeks ago when some of Obama's religious supporters began accusing pro-lifers -- particularly Catholics -- of using FOCA as a scare tactic when it had not yet been introduced into the...
  • Ready, Shoot, Aim: Did the National Catholic Reporter try to Harm Deal Hudson?

    02/24/2009 5:46:29 PM PST · by tcg · 2 replies · 452+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/25/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The Senator pointed out the voting records of some of his fellow Catholic Senators. They are on record as being sponsors of this Act. This is a clear violation of the infallible teaching of their Church. This teaching is not simply a “religious” position but is rooted in the objective truth confirmed by medical science and the Natural Law that the child developing in the womb is a human person. Senator Brownback simply pointed to these facts. He names the five Catholic senators who, by sponsoring this lethal and seriously immoral legislation are being unfaithful to their Baptismal obligations. He...
  • Editorial: The Verbal Lynching of Deal Hudson Must End

    08/07/2008 4:34:44 PM PDT · by tcg · 7 replies · 109+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/08/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    I have addressed this campaign of verbal lynching before in an article I wrote on July 18, 2008 entitled “In Defense of Deal Hudson”. In that piece I expressed my deep disappointment at the tactics of a group called “Catholics United” who sent out an E- mail Blast dragging back into the public eye a 14 year old incident involving then Professor Deal Hudson and one of his female students. I was shocked that Catholics would do such a thing In fact; my main concern was that it had serious theological implications. This incident was the subject of not only...

    07/18/2008 3:28:36 PM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 101+ views
    Catholic League ^ | July 17, 2008 | staff
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today to a story last night by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on attempts by some Catholics to get the McCain campaign to oust Catholic author and activist Deal Hudson from the Catholics for McCain National Steering Committee: “Anderson Cooper said last night that those opposed to Hudson were citing two reasons why he should be dumped from the McCain campaign as an advisor: Hudson ‘harassed an 18-year-old female college student 10 years earlier,’ and his ‘brokering a deal between a meeting of conservative Catholics and San Antonio mega-preacher John Hagee.’ “There is nothing Catholic about...
  • What Makes The Da Vinci Code Anti-Catholic

    05/27/2006 11:41:01 AM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 800+ views
    via e-mail | 05.26.06 | Deal W. Hudson
    A reader of the Window wrote asking me to explain why I found The Da Vinci Code anti-Catholic. That's a fair question, since as she pointed out, I didn't supply any examples.Anyone doubting my word can consult the film's co-producer, John Calley. He told The New York Times (9/7/2005) that the movie was "conservatively anti-Catholic" but not "destructively so."   I wonder if Mr. Calley sought any expert opinions on what would be destructive to the Church, or if he considered himself qualified to make that call. Why did he reject the request for a disclaimer at the beginning of...
  • Catholic Reform Group Seeks New Relevance (VOTF trying to stay alive)

    07/08/2005 11:57:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 352+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 8, 2005 | Ken Kusmer
    The Catholic lay reform group Voice of the Faithful is holding a national meeting to create a lasting strategy for involvement in the church, three years after the clergy sex abuse scandal fueled the group's calls for change.For three days beginning Friday, about 500 leaders from some 200 of the organization's local affiliates will attend workshops on recruiting, strategy, keeping parishes open and supporting abuse victims.It is the group's first national meeting in nearly three years.The steps are needed to transform the 30,000-member organization from a cause fueled by anger into a mature advocate for worshippers, observers say."Anger gets you...
  • Has Deal Hudson no shame?

    10/04/2004 6:09:55 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 93 replies · 1,226+ views
    When conscientious pro-life Catholics like the American Life League's Judie Brown were supporting the stance that pro-abortion politicians should be denied Holy Communion, Deal Hudson was more interested in manipulating the Sacrament for his own political purposes. (Editor's note: This article was penned before the eruption of L'Affaire Deal Hudson.) A Washington Post story noted that Theodore Cardinal McCarrick of D.C. (who heads the bishops’ task force on how to deal with pro-abortion Catholic politicians) "is not comfortable denying Communion to Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) and other Catholic members of Congress who support abortion rights." The story reports that...
  • The Fall of a Leading Catholic Operative

    10/01/2004 10:37:34 AM PDT · by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity · 48 replies · 868+ views ^ | October 2004 | Jeremy Lott
    The Fall of a Leading Catholic Operative by Jeremy Lott October 2004 Crisis magazine's Deal Hudson was both powerful and reviled. Sad was Hudson's response to recent revelations that he sexually assualted an 18-year old student while a professor at Fordham University. He could have answered like a human being and penitent sinner. He might even have managed to hold onto his job. But instead he tried to spin the story his way. And he's still spinning. When news was about to break last week that Deal Hudson is being forced to step down as publisher of Crisis magazine, a...
  • Hudson Forced to Resign from Crisis Magazine

    09/22/2004 5:56:12 AM PDT · by salva veritate · 60 replies · 833+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2004 | Julia Duin
    Deal Hudson, publisher of Crisis magazine and, until recently, a top Bush political adviser on outreach to Roman Catholics, will resign from the magazine at the end of the year after five of his most influential columnists pressured the board to get rid of him. The columnists, who include some of the nation's best-known Catholic scholars, told the board in a letter that they would leave the magazine unless the board ejected Mr. Hudson, 54.
  • Publisher of Catholic magazine forced to resign

    09/22/2004 12:40:08 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 689+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 22, 2004 | By Julia Duin
    The Washington Publisher of Catholic magazine forced to resignBy Julia DuinTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished September 22, 2004 Deal Hudson, publisher of Crisis magazine and, until recently, a top Bush political adviser on outreach to Roman Catholics, will resign from the magazine at the end of the year after five of his most influential columnists pressured the board to get rid of him.     The columnists, who include some of the nation's best-known Catholic scholars, told the board in a letter that they would leave the magazine unless the board ejected Mr. Hudson, 54.     According to two scholars familiar with the letter,...
  • Leonard Leo (Deal Hudson's successor): "Catholics will decide this election"

    09/08/2004 7:32:59 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 7 replies · 409+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 9/9/2004 | Joe Fuerherd
    NEW YORK -- The combined vote of "faithful Catholics" and "swing Catholics" will decide which presidential candidate wins a majority of the nation's 25 million Catholic voters. And perhaps the election. That's the view of attorney Leonard Leo, the new head of "Catholic Outreach" at the Republican National Committee. Leo succeeds Crisis magazine publisher Deal Hudson, who resigned the post Aug. 18 after acknowledging having had a sexual relationship with an undergraduate student while he was teaching at Fordham University (NCR, Aug. 27). "There are two key elements to the Catholic vote," Leo told NCR. "There are 'faithful Catholics,' by...
  • Kerry's Katholics hurl mud-ball: why Dems trying to define morality down

    08/27/2004 2:50:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 585+ views ^ | Friday, August 27, 2004 | Mary Jo Anderson
    Liberal Catholics are Kerry's Katholics. Kerry is the first Catholic candidate nominated for president by a major party since John F. Kennedy. Does it matter? You bet – it may well determine who wakes up Nov. 3 as the next president of the United States. Approximately 25 percent of Americans are Catholic. According to an Aug. 10 Gallup news story, "Historically a solid Democratic voting group, in the past three decades Catholics have become a key swing voting group in American presidential elections." The report noted that Catholics who infrequently attend church are Kerry supporters. But the Gallup report makes...
  • The Sands of Celebrity (on Deal Hudson)

    08/24/2004 8:27:50 AM PDT · by salva veritate · 96 replies · 1,674+ views
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 8/23/04 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Was no one concerned about this man’s obvious baggage and the potential for future scandal arising from his manifestly shaky grasp on commitment to women, which he himself confesses in his own published memoirs? Apparently not. Hudson’s magnetic personality and his star value as a Washington insider were enough to insure his rise to the top of the neo-Catholic establishment. In fact, EWTN is already laboring to keep its star aloft, despite the breaking scandal. On The World Over Arroyo covered up the incident at Fordham by characterizing it as “mistakes” that were “resolved in an upright manner.” Even in...
  • Are Catholic lay apostolates dangerous/advisable?

    08/24/2004 6:43:33 AM PDT · by Mike Duke · 59 replies · 1,438+ views
    24/08/2004 | Mike Duke
    Bud MacFarlane Jr. recently left his wife Bai and four young children after enough years of marriage to have four young children. He ran the Catholicity website and wrote books and multiple articles about the importance of good solid Catholic marriages. Deal Hudson retired his position as editor of CRISIS a conservative Catholic magazine over an alleged teacher/student sexual scandal back in 1994, well documented on the Internet and Free Republic. Despite paying $30,000 to the 18 year old student in compensation back in 1995 (with a silence clause) he went on to write articles like this. entitled,...