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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,...
  • The Real “Real Deal”

    08/21/2004 6:40:19 AM PDT · by tcg · 338+ views
    TCRNews ^ | August 21, 2004 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The Real “Real Deal” By: Deacon Keith Fournier © Third Millennium, LLC Says a conservative Catholic activist: "The White House has a Catholic strategy and its name is Deal Hudson." I made this comment this several months ago, off the record, in an interview on a very different story that was being written by a reporter from the “independent” newspaper, The National Catholic Reporter. That article concerned, according to the writer, the “Bush administrations outreach to Catholics.” I told the writer that I was not a "conservative" but rather a Catholic who informed my political participation by my faith, so...
  • Crisis editor Deal Hudson: I'm being attacked because I exposed a Kerry-USCCB alliance

    08/20/2004 7:02:06 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 39 replies · 913+ views
    ChristianityToday ^ | 8/19/04 | Ted Olsen
    Deal Hudson, who has been advising the Bush campaign since 1998 on how to court conservative Catholic voters, says he's done. The reason, he wrote in National Review Online yesterday, is that "a liberal Catholic publication" is about to publish an article targeting "my life, my past, and apparently any mistakes that he could uncover to embarrass me." "No one regrets my past mistakes more than I do," he said, without alluding to what those mistakes are, or what the yet unpublished article will address. "I've been married seventeen years, my daughter is fifteen, my adopted son from Romania is...
  • The REAL DEAL (NCR article about Deal Hudson)

    08/20/2004 7:35:04 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 73 replies · 1,092+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 8/20/2004 | Joe Feurherd
    How a Philosophy Professor With a Checkered Past Became the Most Influential Catholic Layman in George W. Bush's Washington Editor's note: Deal Hudson announced Aug. 18 that he would be giving up his position with the Republican National Committee in reaction to questions posed by "a liberal Catholic publication." In recent days, NCR has tried repeatedly to meet with Hudson to get his response to questions about his departure from Fordham University in 1994 following allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a freshman female student. The university said Hudson "surrendered" his tenure. He also paid a settlement of $30,000...
  • Catholic Bishops'Conference Employs Pro-abortion Kerry Supporter in High-Ranking Position

    03/02/2004 10:04:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 184+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 02.23.04 | Deal Hudson
    An Activist In the Bishops' Conference CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter February 23, 2004 ********************************************** Dear Friend, I know I just wrote to you on Friday, but I have an important follow-up to my last e-letter that I need to share with you right away. First, a little history... In the February issue of CRISIS, we ran an article on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) titled "Playing Politics: Inside the Bishops' Conference, Part II." In it, the author explained that, when it comes to political issues, the conference as a whole acts like a group of pro-life Democrats....
  • Deal Hudson's Minor Kerfuffle

    01/28/2004 7:56:12 AM PST · by Maximilian · 77 replies · 1,784+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | Jan 28, 2004 | New Oxford Notes
    28 January 2004Deal Hudson's "Minor Kerfuffel" Note: Each week we will be bringing you a "New Oxford Note" straight from the venerable New Oxford Review. This week's originally appeared in the December 2003 issue.On Friday, July 11, 2003, the Boston Globe printed a story called "Bishops Seek Out Opinions, in Private: Conference Focus Is Church Future." On the very same day, we got a Crisis magazine e-Letter from Deal Hudson, saying: "You’re about to get angry. Very angry…. Let me tell you the news that’ll send your blood boiling…. This morning, the Boston Globe dropped a bombshell of a...
  • Catholic editor: It's clear Vatican gave Gibson permission to use Pope's comment

    01/23/2004 4:28:40 PM PST · by ultima ratio · 14 replies · 119+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 23, 2004 | Phil Brennan
    Catholic Editor: It's Clear Vatican Gave Gibson Permission to Use Pope's Comment Phil Brennan, Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 A leading Catholic layman and editor of Crisis Magazine says he has no doubt that Vatican officials gave Mel Gibson permission to quote Pope John Paul II as commenting "It is as it was" after seeing Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ." "It's unfortunate that the Vatican has reversed itself," Deal Hudson told "Once you have allowed somebody to make use of a recommendation it's awkward, to say the least, to try and take that permission back." Hudson leaves...
  • The Archbishop and the Politicians

    12/07/2003 7:39:23 AM PST · by cebadams · 13 replies · 329+ views
    CRISIS Magazine e-Letter ^ | December 5, 2003 | Deal Hudson
    Dear Friend, I have a challenge for you -- see if you can tell me what all these quotes have in common: * "I'm spiritual. I'm religious. I'm a strong Christian and I'm a Catholic but I go to Presbyterian Church. Occasionally I go to the Catholic church too. I take communion. I haven't transferred my membership or anything. My wife and I consider ourselves -- she considers herself a Catholic." --Gen. Wesley Clark, in an interview with Beliefnet * "Under the Constitution, the public has a right to know that, in the end, the votes I cast are driven...
  • Four Names You Should Know [Jindal, Steele, Rossi, Mannix]

    10/17/2003 7:03:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 248+ views
    Crisis Magazine email ^ | 10-17-03 | Deal Hudson
    Four Names You Should Know CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter October 17, 2003 ********************************************** Dear Friend, First, I'm very sorry I didn't send you an e-letter last week. I've been doing a lot of traveling lately, and just wasn't able to sit down long enough to write anything. As it is right now, I'm in Rome for John Paul II's anniversary, and the beatification of Mother Theresa. It's been amazing, and I'll give you a full report as soon as I get back next week. (A couple things have happened that I think you'll find very interesting...) Today, I wanted to...
  • War Drums

    10/10/2002 2:18:29 PM PDT · by Sursum Corda · 7 replies · 185+ views
    CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter | October 10, 2002 | Deal Hudson
    War Drums CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter October 10, 2002 ********************************************** Dear Friend, First things first: I want to thank all of you for your support over the past few days as news of the sniper in the Washington, D.C. area has been unfolding. Life here has mostly continued as usual, but there's still a feeling of helplessness in the face of this fear. How, after all, do you protect yourself from a killer who shoots from 300 yards away? I admit, it's really hard to hear my daughter, Hannah (who's in middle school herself) ask me if it's safe for...
  • Mr. Madrid goes to Washington

    09/03/2003 9:58:40 PM PDT · by Theosis · 125+ views
    Envoy Magazine Blog ^ | Sept. 3, 2003 | Pat Madrid
    Dear Friends, I'm writing to update you on an important development in the Church in the U.S. -- I'd like you to be a part of this initiative. Next Monday, September 8, I will be in Washington, D.C., for a special meeting of about forty Catholic lay leaders as well as Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington and Bishop Wilton Gregory, president of the U.S. Bishops' Conference. This meeting will be a unique opportunity for us to personally voice our questions, concerns about problems, and recommendations for improving the situation in the Church directly to these key bishops. The architect of...
  • Deal Hudson, That Good Man, Just Doesn't Get It

    04/10/2003 3:08:20 PM PDT · by PaxChristi · 10 replies · 95+ views
    Catholic Reflections & Reports ^ | 4/10/03 | Stephen Hand
    Deal Hudson, that Good Man, Just Doesn't Get It By Stephen Hand I don't get it. For years Deal Hudson, editor of Crisis magazine has supported the Holy Father on many issues of importance. He certainly has supported the Holy Father in opposing the population control policies of the United Nations, for instance. But Mr. Hudson is baffled ( See I Don't Get It, Crisis Magazine, April 7, 2003 ) that suddenly the Vatican has sided with the UN in affirming that---to quote Cardinal Laghi, the papal envoy sent to meet with President Bush prior to the war--- "the...
  • The reform group and the archbishop: A rising tide runs into a wall

    11/25/2002 2:53:55 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 17 replies · 328+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 11/24/02 | David Gibson
    The reform group and the archbishop: A rising tide runs into a wall Sunday, November 24, 2002 BY DAVID GIBSON Star-Ledger Staff [Newark, NJ] -- The ban that Newark Archbishop John J. Myers directed last month at the New Jersey chapter of a burgeoning national Catholic reform group was about as cut and dried as an edict can get. To Myers, the group Voice of the Faithful was "anti- Church and, ultimately, anti-Catholic," and in no uncertain terms he said its members could not meet on church property anywhere in the four counties of the Newark archdiocese. But Voice of...