Anna Githens column
Anna Githens
Anna Githens is a freelance writer who is passionate about promoting Christian ideals and tried and true American values. With an M.A. in Theology from Seton Hall University’s Immaculate Conception Seminary and a B.A in Economics from Providence College, she has diverse career experience in bond trading, teaching, and journalism. She is a mother of three wonderful sons and resides in New Jersey with her family.

It is a time for choosing, not for 'choice'
Anna Githens
October 30, 2020

During the 1964 presidential election campaign, Governor Ronald Reagan made a compelling speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater that catapulted him into national . . .

We are united by our weakness
Anna Githens
April 9, 2020

A wise saying is often expressed in Alcoholics Anonymous: "We are united by our weakness." I could not help but notice how much this axiom applies to our . . .

Your faith can save you
Anna Githens
April 8, 2020

While walking and praying the rosary, I asked God to please protect my loved ones, put an end to this horrible coronavirus, and have mercy on us all. I . . .

Answers to today's moral problems are in one Saint's timeless work
Anna Githens
April 30, 2015

"I think, therefore I am." Five dangerous words. Not so much the words themselves, but the order in which they are written and how they have been . . .

Why Christians shouldn't doubt their faith
Anna Githens
February 20, 2015

President Obama caused a firestorm after several controversial comments he made at the National Prayer Breakfast. I was not surprised with his remarks about the . . .

How "COEXIST" misleads Americans
Anna Githens
November 20, 2014

There is presently no other bumper sticker seemingly more ignorant and presumptuous, in my opinion, than the one that says, "COEXIST." Especially at this point . . .

Can faith impact high school football?
Anna Githens
September 19, 2014

Humility and football: two words that don't seem to go together. But for some rather exceptional high school football teams they appear to fit just fine. These . . .

Women priests - Another feminist fad?
Anna Githens
September 8, 2014

For over fifty years now, the "women's movement" has continued to gain momentum. Women have succeeded in attaining high-ranking positions in virtually all . . .

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 misnomers
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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