Democrat Leader Operated Abortion Clinic

06/07/2011 Comments (73)

If there were any question what type of blood runs through the veins of the Democrat party, this piece should answer that question. Abortion money is the life-blood of the Democrat party.

Not only were the Democrats willing to shut down the entire federal government to keep taxpayer money flowing to Planned Parenthood; not only is the Obama administration willing to cut off Medicaid funding for millions of poor people in Indiana to keep the money flowing to Planned Parenthood; but now in a shocking development, we find that the Congresswoman selected by the Democrat party to recruit candidates for Congress founded, owned, and operated an abortion clinic.

My co-blogger Matthew Archbold has...READ MORE

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Obama: Kill Babies or I'll Hurt the Poor

06/05/2011 Comments (118)

It happens all the time in movies. The snarling bad guy is cornered by the good guys so he grabs some poor hapless victim, puts a gun to their head, and tells everyone to back off or he’ll hurt the poor hapless victim.

Well, believe it or not that’s what’s happening right now between President Obama and pro-lifers. And sorry, but Obama’s the snarling bad guy.

As we all probably know the Indiana legislature passed a bill defunding Planned Parenthood, the abortion giant. And thankfully, Governor Mitch Daniels signed the bill.

That’s kind of a big deal because other states may gear up to do the same. Planned Parenthood doesn’t like that and sued Indiana of course but more importantly, they...READ MORE

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Graceland

06/02/2011 Comments (5)

A spurious conceit informs the mantra of our age, drilled into our children at every turn, that you can do anything if you just try hard enough.  The knowledge that I, from time to time, find myself teaching this foolish notion or some form of it to my own children leaves me abashed.  My years of life cause me to hold few dogmas but I hold fast to this one, that this particular hubris commonly precedes sin.

Early youth and old age sustain a wisdom that the intervening years regretfully diminish, that to reach a goal one must often ask for help.

The saying goes that the hypocrite looks upon the sinner and thanks God that he is not like them.  The saint looks upon the sinner and thanks God...READ MORE

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WWYD on Abortion. Texas Style.

05/31/2011 Comments (33)

This is an amazing video that makes me want to get up and move to Texas. WWYD, a new show on ABC, puts people in odd and fabricated situations to see what they would do. In this episode, they sat a young couple at a restaurant and had the young man push his girlfriend to get an abortion pretty loudly. This is the second time they’ve done this. The first scene took place in New Jersey, and let’s just say that some of the folks around the couple seemed almost willing to grab some rusty utensils out of the kitchen to help with the abortion right there.

But this time, WWYD re-enacted the same scene in Texas with very very different results. I just have to ask—which response seems more loving?...READ MORE

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Me and the Church: A Parable

05/29/2011 Comments (10)

One day a young man walked down a trail and found an old man seated at a crossroads. The old man said to the young man, I have walked these trails my entire life as my father did before me. He taught me the safe way through the woods, and he gave me the tools to help me. If you will permit me, I wish to give you the same gifts given to me. I will give you the tools and I will teach you the way. The young man said to the old man, “No thank you old man, I will find my own way.” The young man looked at the two paths. The one on the right was narrow and winding, and the one on the left wide and straight. The young man proceeded to take the path to the left.

The old man called after him,...READ MORE

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We Say "I Love You" All the Time But Something's Wrong

05/26/2011 Comments (51)

As a perceptive child, I made it my job to notice every little thing my parents did wrong in raising me, and I swore not to make the mistakes they made. One of the chief things I was going to do differently was to tell my kids I loved them all the time. I remember seeing television specials about this exact subject. Parents needed to tell their kids they loved them more.

So now I’m all grown up and I tell my kids I love them all the time. Seriously, not a day goes by without hugs and kisses. And I’m not the only one. I hear it a lot from parents.

When I was a kid, if we heard any parent say to a kid that they loved him, it was instant Lord of the Flies time. It was chum in the water....READ MORE

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Can I Be Pro-Life and Republican?

05/24/2011 Comments (95)

Can I be truly pro-life and Republican? That is the question with which I have been wrestling.

Let me start by saying that this is not a political post in the classic sense. I like to write political posts because politics is the front line of the culture war. Politics is where we keep the barbarians outside the gate as best we can, but this is not that kind of post. Let me also say that I have no firm conclusion to my opening question. In this post I am thinking out loud, letting you know what I struggle with in the hopes that someone maybe has an answer or even an approach to an answer that can help settle this question in my mind.

I know that no matter how I look at this, many people...READ MORE

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I Was the Worst Altar Boy Ever

05/23/2011 Comments (85)

I come from a family that went to Mass every Sunday. No questions. And it wasn’t like school where you could complain of a stomach flu and maybe get to stay home. To get out of going to Mass, you had to vomit up a spleen at least. We were hardcore Mass goers every Sunday. My Mom even shockingly went on other days (gasp!) when it wasn’t even a law that you had to go.

When I did something wrong, my mother dragged me to confession. I was dragged there a lot—so often that I think some of the priests started scheduling it into their day.

As unlikely as it seems in such a family, I had my very first crisis of faith when I was only eight years old while training to be an altar boy. A little...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.