Social Commentary

Abstinence–the Choice of a New Generation

Number of Views :3892Condoms have been a staple in public high schools – and, increasingly, in middle schools – for some time now. Health class – a staple of school – usually includes at least one unit of instruction on how to properly use prophylactics. The curriculum includes comprehensive instruction in different methods of birth…


Why the Death Penalty is Wrong

Number of Views :7436Note: The Connecticut General Assembly began debate on the future of capital punishment. This is an issue that creates conflict among all manner of communities – including our Catholic communities. Please read this essay, reflect on it with a heart free of preconceptions, prejudices, and empathy for victims of violent crime. Then call…


The Apostles didn’t need Collective Bargaining…

Number of Views :3160A century ago, blacks, immigrants, Catholics, and other ‘undesirables’ were openly lynched in communities throughout the United States. Jim Crow laws were accepted practically everywhere – and defended under the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine. Workers dying in droves was so common it rarely made the news – the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and…


Selling Abortion, Part II

Number of Views :2173Perhaps it is coincidence that the Citizen began to address this issue recently. Perhaps not. God is always speaking to us, I just happened to be listening at the moment. In the first essay in this series, we explored the attempts of social scientists to use polling methods to advance their pro-abortion…


Back to School doesn’t mean leaving Faith behind….

Number of Views :1294The Citizen is working on re-creating an essay on student’s rights to religious self-expression. For those interested, the Citizen has posted the audio from a public access program that deals with the concerns of public education. You can listen to here, on the podcast page, or you can subscribe to ‘The Citizen…