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Much of the requisite ideological groundwork for Carlson’s conversion to Catholicism is not only laid but deeply ingrained in him.
By S.A. McCarthy, Crisis Magazine, April 26, 2023
S.A. McCarthy is a Catholic writer and journalist, currently serving as Catholic columnist at The American Spectator. A former teacher, he now writes on Catholicism, liturgy, culture, education, literature, and Ireland.
In light of the news that conservative reporter and commentator par excellence Tucker Carlson is parting ways with Fox News, where his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, became the most-watched cable news show, his massive fan base may ask what he’s going to do next. My answer is, “Become Catholic.” Much of the requisite ideological groundwork for Carlson’s conversion to Catholicism is not only laid but deeply ingrained in him.
Carlson delivered an address Saturday evening marking the Heritage Foundation’s 50th anniversary, and that address was filled to brimming with Catholic sentiment and philosophy. Early on in his speech, the veteran journalist noted that he had become so distraught over the rapidly deteriorating ideological state of America and the unraveling of its moral fabric that he sometimes forgot to pray for the nation; he returned to that idea at the end of his address, urging everyone to take even just ten minutes a day to pray for America. …