Pray Like a Cheerleader

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:37 AM Comments (12)

The story begins in fairly typical fashion. But it ends differently that most.

A high school in Tennessee was told they were no longer allowed to have a prayer said over the loudspeaker at football games. You know that part of the story well. It looked like the usual cast of ACLU lawyers, scared administrators, and people too busy to care too much. But something different happened at Oneida High School in Tennessee, according to WBIR. Some people cared.

Kevin Acres, the voice behind the loudspeaker for many years, was told that instead of leading the crowd in a pre-game prayer as had been done for close to eighty years he was instructed to initiate a moment of silence.

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The Humiliation Of Cardinal Burke (The No Spin Zone)

Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:30 AM Comments (107)

By now, most people have heard the rumor from multiple sources that Cardinal Raymond Burke will be removed from the Apostolic Signatura where he serves as Prefect.  This comes after being already removed from the Congregation for Bishops by Pope Francis.

Further, it is rumored that Cardinal Burke will be appointed "Cardinal Patron" of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a largely symbolic position.  This decision is said to be in response to a book to which Cardinal Burke contributed, to be published soon by Ignatius Press, in which the propositions proffered by Cardinal Kasper in his keynote speech in preparation for the Synod on the Family are systematically dismantled.  The book...READ MORE

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The Pope is Right. It's a Lot Like World War III Out There

Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:18 PM Comments (43)

Pope Francis said recently that the world is essentially involved in a piecemeal World War III. This is an illuminating statement.

There is no way to argue that the world is at war. There are no unified fronts but an anarchy of madness and violence fills the map of the world.

Reuters reports:

Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War, condemning the arms trade and "plotters of terrorism" sowing death and destruction. "Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep," Francis said in the homily of a Mass during a visit to Italy's largest war memorial, a large, Fascist-era monument where more than 100,000...READ MORE

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Jesuit University Advertises Intern Opportunity with Radical Pro-Abortion Pol

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:56 AM Comments (3)

The University of San Francisco, a Jesuit University, is currently advertising on its website an internship for a politician so radical in his support of abortion that he is currently introducing a bill opposing sex-selective abortion bans this week.

That's right. City Supervisor David Chiu opposes any and all bans on sex selective abortions. Why? Because he says it's racist.

Clearly, so committed to abortion is Chiu that he's willing to legally protect killing children based on their gender and on top of that, smear anyone who thinks differently with an accusation of racism.

The legislation being introduced by city supervisor David Chiu reads "Lawmakers across the country have...READ MORE

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The Runt Of The Liturgy

Monday, September 08, 2014 1:17 PM Comments (48)

Since the Council, the reformers of the Church have promised all kinds of things that were to improve upon the old, stale, and dusty Church. The dustiest place of all was seen to be the liturgy.  It is not my intent here to rehash the last 40+ years of the liturgy wars.  Rather, I want to focus on one narrow point to contrast the promises of the reformers and what was delivered.

Even though the Second Vatican Council in its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium did not call for the multiplication of the Eucharistic prayers, for the reformers of the liturgy, this was a key objective.  

Before the reform of the liturgy, we had one Eucharistic prayer essentially unchanged...READ MORE

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Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage Catholic Gov. To Run for President

Friday, September 05, 2014 7:12 AM Comments (40)

The Catholic Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, a pro-abortion rights and pro-gay marriage Democrat, will run for president, according to a report from the Washington Examiner.

In 2009, when the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. announced that it was considering withdrawing from providing certain social services if the city council passed a same-sex marriage law, O'Malley reportedly said, "That's not the Catholic church I know." So what is the Catholic Church O'Malley knows.

It's one where the U.S. bishops are dismissed as a clan of firebreathing partisan Republican hacks. In speaking about the HHS contraceptive mandate with Candy Crowley, he completely dismissed the religious liberty...READ MORE

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Cardinal Dolan and the Shameful NYC St. Patrick's Gay Parade

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 10:32 AM Comments (480)

If reports are to be believed, a compromise is in the works that will amount to nothing less than an endorsement of the gay identity in the 2015 NYC St. Patrick's Day parade.

The Irish Times reports that under pressure from NBC, not only will a group be allowed to march in the parade with a gay identity banner (something previously banned) but that none other than Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be Grand Marshal.

 
A gay group of employees from NBC will march in next year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade behind their own banner, a source with knowledge of the ongoing parade controversy has told the Irish Voice.

On Wednesday, September 3, at a reception at the New York Athletic...READ MORE

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This Quote from Saint John Paul II is a Must Read for Every Father

Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:10 AM Comments (16)

In our world today, the role of fatherhood has become less clear. Some even question whether fathers are necessary at all. With five kids I've been wondering recently if I do enough or more accurately am I raising my children correctly.

I recently read this quote from Saint John Paul II about how his father, in part, inspired him to heed his vocation to the priesthood.

He reportedly said:

"Day after day I was able to observe the austere way in which he lived. By profession he was a soldier and, after my mother's death, his life became one of constant prayer. Sometimes I would wake up during the night and find my father on his knees, just as I would always see him kneeling in the parish...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.

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Patrick Archbold is co-founder of Creative Minority Report, a Catholic website that puts a refreshing spin on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. When not writing, Patrick is director of information technology at a large international logistics company. Patrick, his wife Terri, and their five children reside in Long Island, N.Y.