Tag Archive for religion

The Word from the Womb

Today’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 great divide is…

Charity and Tolerance

Charity is a Christian virtue. The Gospel is full of examples of the charity that Christ showed those considered to be ‘unclean’ or ‘outcasts’. This is not to say that he was tolerant of their behavior. Christ, through His works and sermons, demonstrated an emphasis on redemption. Redemption is different from tolerance. Tolerance implies that…

The ‘People’s Broadcasting Service’

The Citizen remembers Sesame Street. The Electric Company. Zoom. And – can anyone forget Mr. Roger’s neighborhood. Fred Rodgers, a minister, is likely weeping today. PBS – once the Public Broadcasting Service – has become something much different. It has become a network that might actually have tossed Fred Roger’s loafers on the curb. This…

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…