Amazing Story About a WWII Catholic Priest Told By Actor David Niven

Monday, June 09, 2014 9:04 AM Comments (12)

I was reading William F. Buckley's Nearer, My God: An Autobiography of Faith and came upon this story relayed by the late actor David Niven about a disaster at sea and the sacrifice of a priest.

"David Niven told the engrossing story (I had never heard it) of a single episode in the chaotic flight from France after Dunkirk in 1940.
One motley assembly, ‘Royal Air Force ground personnel who were trapped, Red Cross workers, women, ambulance drivers and, finally, the embassy staff from Paris with their children — by the time they got to St. Nazaire at the mouth of the Loire, there were over three thousand of them and the British government sent an old liner called the Lancastria to come and...READ MORE

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The Liturgical Reform That Should Have Been

Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:10 PM Comments (45)

It is easy to look at Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Vatican II document on the liturgy, and look at the mass we have now and know that something got lost in translation.   We frequently see people criticizing liturgical abuse and pointing out the obvious defects of the modern liturgy.  This is, I suppose, necessary and proper.  It is also common to hear the sentiment expressed that the mass promulgated in 1969 and certainly what it has morphed into now is not what the fathers of the Council envisioned and not the type of reform for which the documents of Vatican II called.

I have a great fondness for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.  As I have said before, that one only need attend a few...READ MORE

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The Blob of Tissue Jumped

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 9:21 PM Comments (18)

Planned Parenthood's Clergy Advocacy Board put out a public letter saying abortion is ok because the Bible doesn't say anything about it. I guess they missed the part about "thou shall not kill" and "be fruitful and multiply."

Man, just how bad do you have to do in theology school to end up on the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advisory Board?

The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the...READ MORE

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Breaking Promises Nashville Priest Gives Heretical Interview (Again!)

Sunday, June 01, 2014 10:55 PM Comments (126)

In an interview, Fr. Joseph Breen of Nashville directly contradicts Church teaching and breaks his promises to multiple Bishops.

In 2010, Fr. Joseph Breen posted a video to the internet in which he contradicted Church teaching on a number of topics. The video, after being highlighted on my Creative Minority Report blog, garnered national attention and the attention of his Bishop.

In 1993, Fr. Breen had made a promise to former Bishop of Nashville not to contradict Church teaching after publicly contradicting Church teaching.

In 2010, after the video became known, Bishop Choby offered Fr. Breen a chance to retract his statement and apologize or face removal as pastor. Fr. Breen agreed.
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Must Watch Video of Denzel Washington Discussing Prayer, Faith, and Achieving Goals

Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 AM Comments (14)

Actor Denzel Washington delivered a beautiful speech to a group of young actors on the importance of prayer, faith and the importance of goals.

“I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you gotta get on your knees in the morning to find them,” he said. “And while you’re down there thank God for grace and mercy and understanding. We all fall short of the glory, we all got plenty.”

It's a short video but incredibly powerful.

While watching it, I couldn't help but think about how sad it is how shocking it is to hear someone speak like that in public.

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What Is Truth? Part I

What is the whole truth?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:33 AM Comments (19)

There is truth and there is the truth.

First a little story. A man is a first time passenger on a great ocean liner of infamy. After some loud noises, the massive ship begins to drastically list. Fear begins to enter into the heart of the man, who is concerned for his family and all the other souls on board. He spies a presumably knowledgeable ranking officer on the deck and puts the question to him. "Sir, the ship is listing badly. Are we all going to drown?" With indifference, the officer says truthfully "I assure you, we will ALL not drown." So the man thanks the officer and runs off to tend to his family. Within a few hours, the man and his family are dead in the freezing ocean. Being...READ MORE

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In The Heart of Every Traditionalist Lies A Schismatic

Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:44 AM Comments (187)

Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they are not out to get you.

When it comes to traditionalists in the Church, the hits just keep on coming. We have now the regretful news that the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate will join their brethren in the deepest fog and fire of purgatory.

The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have suffered under the draconian rule of of their imposed commissioner under the direction of His Eminence João Braz de Aviz Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life for the crime of crypto-lefebvrianism and justified by supposed internal dissent.

I regret to hear the news that that Cardinal Braz de Aviz...READ MORE

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This Family Needs a Miracle

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:37 PM Comments (9)

His name is Daniel Wani. He's a Sudanese man who currently lives in New Hampshire and is traveling to his home country on a desperate mission to save his pregnant wife who has been sentenced to death for marrying him, a Christian.

His wife's name is Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag. She is eight months pregnant and sentenced to death by the Sudanese government for being a Christian. You see, she is guilty of apostasy for the crime of converting to Christianity even though she was raised by her Christian mother. Her father was Muslim and that's all that legally matters.

“We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam," the judge told her. "I sentence you to be...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.