Tag Archive for Catholic issues

The Word from the Womb

Number of Views :2152Today’s Gospel is one I’ve always enjoyed hearing – it gives me a taste of the sheer joy that is Christmas for Christians.  Today, it served a different purpose.  For some time, the Citizen has been concerned about a schism not only among Catholics but Christians as a whole – and that…


The Wheat and the Weeds

Number of Views :2916The 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 :1522This 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…


Why this battle must be fought

Number of Views :1734The controversy over the HHS mandate is one that is bringing a number of festering issues to a head. Some have been orchestrated by an administration hostile to the Catholic Church in America. Some issues are a result of the Obama administration’s blind pursuit of their agenda – despite the cost. In…


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 :6557In 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…


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…