A Case for the Papacy

Number of Views :643Catholic teaching is more nuanced than simply relying on Scripture; it is a three legged stool of…

Plan B is not a Plan for Catholics…or a Catholic University

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A professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Saint Joseph, a college in the Archdiocese of Hartford and affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy, has publicly endorsed the plan to make Plan B available to children as young as 15 years old. The university, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Archdiocese have taken no action. In this article, the Citizen explains why endorsing Plan B is a renunciation of the Catholicity of this institution.


A Case for the Papacy

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Catholic teaching is more nuanced than simply relying on Scripture; it is a three legged stool of Scripture, Traditions, and the Magisterium – or teaching authority – of the Church. With the buzz about the abdication of Pope Benedict, there is a buzz about the very legitimacy of the office of the Pope. The Citizen tackles this – and the failings of the heterodoxy of Protestantism – in this essay.


The Word from the Womb

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Number of Views :1272Today’s Gospel is one I’ve always enjoyed hearing – it gives me a taste of the sheer joy that is Christmas for Christians. ¬†Today, it served a different purpose. ¬†For some time, the Citizen has been concerned about a schism not only among Catholics but Christians as a whole – and that…


The Wheat and the Weeds

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Number of Views :1689The Citizen has been engaged in a forum discussion that has turned to the debate on ‘rightwing’ Catholics and ‘leftwing’ Catholics. There should be no such thing. There are only orthodox Catholics and heterodox Catholics. Any Catholic espousing positions or supporting politicians who embrace policies contrary to the Magisterium, the Catechism of…