Anna Githens column
Anna Githens
Anna Githens holds a Master of Arts in Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. As an ardent defender of life, liberty, and traditional American values, she has had the privilege of working in various fields, most recently in the teaching profession. The time she spent with the children opened her eyes to what she believes is presently a much greater need, that is, teaching adolescents about God's unconditional love for them. She noticed a significant lack of spirituality in the many emotionally troubled children she witnessed, which gave her the impetus to study Theology.

Previously, she spent several years working in bond trading for Merrill Lynch Government Securities Inc. While she felt very fortunate to work for a time in the epicenter of business she also recognized the fast pace to which she had grown accustomed and did not like the amount of time she had to spend away from family or that she had drifted from her faith.

When she was blessed with children, however, she left her job to raise them and became more involved with her church. She has been a Catechist for the past 14 years, and is currently helping the Rite of Christian Initiation group teach and prepare catechumen candidates for Confirmation.

As her sons go off to college and she enters a new chapter in life, she felt a calling to engage the glaring spiritual deficiency that presently pervades our country. She has come to fully appreciate the principles she holds most dear, which are our tried and true core American values that promote faith, family, and country.

What it really means to be Catholic now
Anna Githens
June 25, 2014

Not long ago, the New York Times published an op-ed article by Peter Manseau, What It Means to Be Catholic Now, which claims Catholics are having difficulty . . .

"Mercy killing," "reproductive rights" and other ill-conceived liberal phrases
Anna Githens
May 29, 2014

What do "women's reproductive rights," "Planned Parenthood," and "mercy killing" have in common? All three were craftily composed to sound amicable and . . .

Son of God reviews offensive to Catholics and other Christians
Anna Githens
March 27, 2014

I have found some reviews of the movie Son of God very interesting, yet others distressing in many areas. A few weeks ago I wrote about Hollywood's bashing of . . .

Fabricated Philomena, notorious Nebraska, and Hollywood's anti-Christian bias
Anna Githens
March 5, 2014

I watched the movie Philomena on the advice of some friends a couple of weeks ago only to find my blood boiling about half way through the film, which prompted . . .

Are anti-life Catholic politicians perpetuating an ancient unholy vow?
Anna Githens
February 3, 2014

As a native New Yorker, a Catholic, and an Italian by birth, I, like many others, was offended by Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent declaration that "'extreme . . .

There'd be no Santa Claus without St. Nicholas!
Anna Githens
December 19, 2013

I find it very troubling when someone's legacy is discredited, especially if that someone was a saint who dedicated his life to helping the poor. While it is . . .

A wake up call for abortion-breast cancer awareness
Anna Githens
December 10, 2013

I have often wondered what it would take for proponents of legalized abortion to finally comprehend the deadly injustice they are promoting, not only in regard . . .

Christopher Columbus: genocidal tyrant or God's faithful servant?
Anna Githens
October 10, 2013

Just in case you hadn't noticed, the upcoming federal U.S. holiday has undergone some new PC name changes. Many colleges across the country now regard the mid . . .

Are the eyes really the window to the soul?
Anna Githens
September 25, 2013

The great orator and Roman philosopher Cicero once said, "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." In the bible Matthew reveals, "The . . .

How to get to the heart of America's teen thrill killers
Anna Githens
August 29, 2013

"We were bored." This was the explanation given by the three boys who murdered Australian baseball player Christopher Lane in cold blood. If those three words . . .

McAuliffe and Abedin: crony capitalism and shady politics run amuck
Anna Githens
August 5, 2013

The tangled web of crony capitalism, a phrase that has been thrown around quite a bit lately, is currently weaving its tentacles far and wide throughout our . . .

America's true Founding Father
Anna Githens
July 4, 2013

"Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?" (Isaiah 63:17). This intriguing question asked by the . . .

Bill Maher and his anti-theist comedy act
Anna Githens
June 29, 2013

Christians everywhere are providing Bill Maher with perfect comedic material. Even minors with special needs are legitimate targets for him. Someone like . . .

The complicated convenience of contraception
Anna Githens
June 21, 2013

OK, let's be honest. A life without contraceptives would be a difficult life for many of us to live. Seriously, why does the church insist on tormenting all of . . .

Two kinds of Americans
Anna Githens
June 19, 2013

Lately, it's been more than difficult to watch the news and it is becoming even harder to bear witness to our country's slow and agonizing destruction. It is as . . .

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