A Case for the Papacy

Number of Views :1169Catholic teaching is more nuanced than simply relying on Scripture; it is a three legged stool of…

The Need for a strong USCCB

Number of Views :1169Cardinal Francis George issued a statement ‘congratulating’ President Obama for his comments about the Conscience Clause. I am grateful for President Obama’s statement on May 17 that we should all “honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion,” and his support for conscience clauses advancing this goal… Caring health professionals and…


Why ‘Catholic’ is more than just a box to check

Number of Views :1129Nancy Pelosi – a staunch abortion-rights activist and …. ‘devout’ Catholic? Joe Biden – also abortion supporter and ….. willing to shove his rosary beads down your throat if you question him? Robert McElvaine – a professor of history who wants to impeach the Pope – and a Catholic? Afraid so, people.…


Timeless Wisdom from our Forefathers…

Number of Views :2370I 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…


The ‘Socialist Gospel’ – A Preemptive Strike

Number of Views :3778On 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…


Catholic ‘Tough Love’ is NOT Hate…

Number of Views :3468The Citizen takes heat on a regular basis from those who call me ‘narrow-minded’, ‘ignorant’, ‘hateful’, ‘mean’… my favorite is ‘unChristian’.  Why? If you have read some of my posts or heard me speak, you know that I am critical of people – especially Catholics – who are not acting in a…


Numbers don’t always tell the story…

Number of Views :1964The 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…


Archbishop Burke – An Exemplary Catholic Citizen

Number of Views :1111The Citizen has goals in life. As I grow older, the list grows longer. The latest goal is to have the opportunity to meet Archbishop Burke someday. To be candid, I knew little about him before this month, but his address at the National Catholic Day of Prayer was truly inspirational.


A ‘New’ Gospel of Wealth

Number of Views :2617Liberals 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…