Satire and sarcasm are classic tools in the kit of commentators and apologists from Aquinas to Chesterton. And Jesus Himself was the paragon who set the standard for this approach to apologetics.I was recently called out in a Catholic group ( CatholicCT if anyone cares) for a sarcastic comment. It was deleted, the admin snarked…
A justification for action against those members of the clergy who are ‘bad shepherds’ as described by Ezekiel and St. Augustine
The Citizen defends the mystery of Transubstantiation and the need to be militant in countering aggressive attacks on our Faith.
A professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Saint Joseph, a college in the Archdiocese of Hartford and affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy, has publicly endorsed the plan to make Plan B available to children as young as 15 years old. The university, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Archdiocese have taken no action. In this article, the Citizen explains why endorsing Plan B is a renunciation of the Catholicity of this institution.
Catholic teaching is more nuanced than simply relying on Scripture; it is a three legged stool of Scripture, Traditions, and the Magisterium – or teaching authority – of the Church. With the buzz about the abdication of Pope Benedict, there is a buzz about the very legitimacy of the office of the Pope. The Citizen tackles this – and the failings of the heterodoxy of Protestantism – in this essay.