Tag Archive for civics

The Wheat and the Weeds

The 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 the Catholic Church,…

The ‘Catholic’ Lever

When the Citizen first gained the franchise – oh so many years ago, now – you could vote for individual candidates or simply pull the ‘party lever’. With one fell swoop, this selection would automatically register all of your votes for the candidates of the chosen party. The lever disappeared a number of years ago…and…

Student Prayer – Protected under the Constitution

A young lady graduating from UCLA taped her pre-commencement sentiments recently and was told by a Director of Student Affairs that her reference to Jesus Christ as her inspiration, Lord, and Savior was inappropriate for a public institution and would be deleted. I understand that this faculty member is a professor of biology, but I…

Timeless Wisdom from our Forefathers…

I 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 good idea to…