Tag Archive for Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Wheat and the Weeds

Number of Views :2802The 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 of…


Sorry, but it does take more than love to make a family…

Number of Views :1446This whole Chik-fil-A furor seems to be creating an interesting bout of finger-pointing about Jesus, gay marriage, and tolerance. One justification of Christ embracing homosexuality came from a fairly liberal (no pun intended) interpretation of Mark 7:15 “…here is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him; but…


Everyone Deserves a Voice

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.


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?


Where Archbishop Wenski went wrong….

Number of Views :6383In the National Catholic Register, Archbishop Thomas Wenski rendered an opinion on illegal immigration entitled ‘Why We Defend Migrants’. The bishop engaged in the typical twisted logic employed by the supporters of universal amnesty, adding a dash of heavy-handed moralizing to his argument. What Bishop Wenski fails – or refuses – to…


Wisdom from a Self Proclaimed Doctor of the Church

Number of Views :1232   Last year, Nancy Pelosi used her deep understanding of Catholic doctrine to issue an authoritative opinion on the ongoing debate over ‘fetus animus’ and ‘fetus inanimus’ – that is to say, when life begins in the womb. Her only problem? Pope Pius settled this in 1869 when he proclaimed that…


The Discipline of Catholicism

Number of Views :4147Being 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,…