Number of Views :359Today’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... Read More »
Number of Views :741The 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... Read More »
Proportionate reasoning is a little-known tool we can employ to evaluate the best course to take when no course is clearly a good choice. Learn how it can serve as a moral compass to help us make the best decision in this year's presidential election in this essay. Read More »
Number of Views :1016The Citizen is told that Cardinal Dolan is a nice guy. I’m willing to believe that. I am told that he is highly educated in the Faith – I would hope so. I am also told that he knows exactly what he is doing by inviting Mr. Obama to the Al... Read More »
Number of Views :1074In the time that it takes to read this essay, some 8 or 10 abortions have taken place somewhere in America. Despite a shift towards a pro-life position in this nation, some 3,700 abortions are performed every day in this country. This makes many pro-life advocates angry. In the case of... Read More »
The United States is waging two active wars, a third global war against global terrorism, and we have assumed the lead in a massive air campaign in Libya. As Catholics, what are we to think of war? Isn't violence always wrong? Shouldn't we be 'turning the other cheek'?
Not always - St. Thomas Aquinas gave... Read More »
Catholicism is openly acknowledged as 'the last acceptable prejudice'. Archbishop Tomasi, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, demands that Catholic values, Catholic perspectives, and Catholic arguments should not be stigmatized because some people don't like them. Read More »