I have often been a passenger on the Amtrak train between DC and New York that derailed last night...Read More
Author: Deal Hudson
This morning news broke that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. In recent days, members of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) have made over 10,000 live constituent calls to key Members of Congress urging this vote. The legislation, which would stop abortion after five months based on the unborn child’s ability to feel pain is supported by the majority of Americans.Read More
I concluded that happiness is passion of a certain kind but not the kind of passion immediately identified with romantic love or lust. Happiness is passion in the way a sudden religious conversion can change a person’s life. Suddenly you know something that changes everything, that your entire life must be directed by.Read More
The heart of this book is Blatty’s account of the life, death, and afterlife of his Peter, who in 2006 was found dead sitting in front of a television with a remote still in his hand — a victim of viral myocarditis, an inflammatory disease of the heart muscle.Read More
When I came across this list from 2011, I couldn’t remember having ever seen a list of “The 100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books” before, compiled by its panel of “critics and experts.” When I scanned the list, I was surprised that The Guardian, usually a reliable source on matters of intelligence and taste, would publish something so shallow.Read More
Arise, arise, they come. Look how they runne!
Alas! what haste they make to be undone!
How with their lanterns do they seek the sunne!
Was ever grief like mine?
The God who died to both Jews and Greeks seemed like the ultimate oxymoron, an absurd self-contradiction. And, if His death had been final, they would have been right to view the death that way. But His death was not final. Death was real, but it was not final. Death was followed by Life, not just any life but a life raised out of death itself, a Resurrection.Read More
One of the hardest lessons to learn, and accept, is that Catholics in politics will play dirty. . . . they will lie about the faith, misrepresent its teaching, ignore its non-negotiable moral principles . . . and will proclaim “Church teaching!” for policies that have no authoritative standing in the “sacred deposit of faith.”Read More
The only solution is for lay Catholics to amplify the voice of individual bishops who are leading on these issues; create a loose grassroots network of Catholics nationwide; and outwork and out-shout the newly-energized and well-funded organizations who publish lies about the faith to support pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage candidates.Read More
However, the fatal flaw in my education was not noticing that history taught human nature, the centrality of character in human events, both public and private.Read More