A Case for the Papacy

Catholic teaching is more nuanced than simply relying on Scripture; it is a three legged stool of Scripture, Traditions, and…

“Why do you wership Maary?”….A Response

First and foremost, the Citizen wishes to apologize for the spelling in the title. It was an attempt to recapture that drawl of the fundamentalist who has been indoctrinated to think of Catholicism as a cult. The nuances of that phrase has stuck with me for better than two decades. With the news of the…

Citizen Update

Friends; The Citizen has been occupied by a few pressing summer projects. Our house is now one of the prettiest on the block, the side door is unlikely to fall off anymore, and the front gutters work! Coming soon are essays on student’s religious rights and the nature of hell. A deeper exploration of the…

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

The 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 Speaks’ at the…

Anne Rice: A Return into the Darkness….

The Citizen was interested when Anne Rice announced she was reverting to Catholicism. He was stunned when she renounced her Catholicism. A little digging uncovered her reasons – reasons that left the Citizen more than a little vexed. Publicity hound? Confused? Under attack?