"Be angry, and yet do not sin"

A justification for action against those members of the clergy who are ‘bad shepherds’ as described by Ezekiel and St.…

Sorry Joe, Catholic is as Catholic Does

Joe Biden, a man with a 100% approval rating from NARAL, a man who threatened to shove his rosary beads down the throats of people who criticized him, had the temerity to use Catholicity to reassure pro-lifers about the health insurance bill. In an interview, Biden asserted “I’m confident even the bishops, once this bill…

McCarthyism – Obama Style

Pro-life advocates have been following the nuances of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi health ‘care’ package with anxiety.  And they should. The list of pro-abortion luminaries in the Obama administration is long – making this the most pro-abortion administration in the history of the United States. Several are not just pols with high NARAL approval ratings; some have…

The Discipline of Catholicism

Being a Catholic is more than just checking a box on the occasional form. It is more than going to Mass and the occasional trek to the Confessional. Contrary to the attitudes of many self-professed Catholics, it is much more than some sort of ancestral birthright…sorry, ‘Cradle Catholics’. Being Catholic requires contemplation, commitment, constant discernment…

On Prodigal Sons

In Luke 15, Christ shares two parables. One of them – the Prodigal Son – is the lesson that had me thinking today. For those not familiar with the story, a young man demands his inheritance. His father gives him his portion, and the young man leaves and squanders the money on wild living. When…

Making a Habit of Heresy…

As the health care debate enters a critical state, a coalition of ‘Catholic’ nuns entered the fray in a manner that convinces me that the inspection tour of women religious orders is warranted. Some 60 leaders of religious orders representing 59,000 Catholic nuns Wednesday sent lawmakers a letter urging them to pass the Senate health…

A Victory For America

Secular forces in America have sought to divorce our nation from God. When Nancy Pelosi unveiled a multi-million dollar Congressional Museum, the nation’s motto read ‘E Pluribus Unum’. While this slogan appeared on the Great Seal and on coins, the United States did not have an official motto until 1956 when 36 U.S.C. § 302…

A New Look for the Citizen

The Citizen has been subject to a number of attacks. In order to protect the integrity of the site, we have moved over to a simpler Content Management system in WordPress. It is the hope that there will be no more malicious – and hateful – assaults on this site. Earlier essays will be uploaded to this…

Time to Fight Smarter….

The Citizen has been deluged with email blasts – ‘Call or write your Senator about abortion in the health care bill!” “We need to call them NOW!” The Citizen lives in Connecticut. Chris Dodd, Joseph Liebermann, and Joe Courtney are his duly elected representatives. Courtney and Dodd enjoy high ratings from NARAL and openly and…

A “Fallen Angel” touts PETA’s lies…

We live in a society where we are expected to be tolerant and respectful of everyone…except Christians. We are fair game. PETA proved this once again with their latest ‘advertisement’ featuring a naked woman with wings and a halo, a crucifix held in front of her. Ms. Krupa, the model, argued that she was acting…

Some Truth about ‘Charity in Truth’

The Holy Father’s latest encyclical ‘Charity in Truth’ has been quite popular among the liberal humanists. From Kennedy Townsend to far too many prominent ‘Catholics’ in public life, the cry that this encyclical is an affirmation of the policies of Barak Obama is appalling. Catholics have been the driving force for charity throughout the world…