Fighting on the Secular Front

Timeless Wisdom from our Forefathers…

I was musing about the rich history of these United States and the lamentable number of quotes and maxims that have been lost in the veil of ages. Throughout our short history as a nation, the United States has endured an amazing number of crises – and prevailed. Sometimes, it is a good idea to…

The ‘Socialist Gospel’ – A Preemptive Strike

On the way to mass this morning, the Citizen’s bride shared today’s readings – a longstanding practice. She noted that there will be those who would use this to justify socialism – after all, didn’t the first reading proclaim that There was no needy person among them,  for those who owned property or houses would…

Numbers don’t always tell the story…

The Citizen remembers his statistics course. On the first day, the professor announced that in the right hands, numbers can be made to say anything. A recent Gallup poll indicated that Catholics overwhelmingly support the President. The report further asserted that they could conclude that in the case of the Notre Dame ‘controversy’ does not…

A ‘New’ Gospel of Wealth

Liberals are generous to the poor. Conservatives despise them. Or so goes the logic of the mass media. Why? Because liberals believe that money is the answer. They believe that government has a responsibility to provide for the poor by giving them the necessities without personal investment or sacrifice. Conservatives believe in providing opportunities for…