Heartbroken over Albuquerque

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:07 AM Comments (114)

Voters in New Mexico’s largest city of Albuquerque yesterday soundly defeated a ban on late-term abortions. And it just breaks my heart.

Think about it. People had the opportunity to vote to protect unborn children who are old enough to feel pain from late-term abortions. And people simply didn't care enough. Voters on Tuesday rejected the measure 55 percent to 45 percent. How? I mean seriously, how does this happen?

There's a few logical reasons. According to The SBA List, Planned Parenthood and other national pro-abortion groups, including Organizing for America, spent $1 million to defeat it. And the city of Albuquerque is a deep blue city that chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney...READ MORE

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The Theology of Bruce Springsteen

Monday, November 18, 2013 10:07 AM Comments (54)

Rutgers University recently announced that it will offer a new course exploring the career and theology of The Boss. And Rutgers is not even the first. Other colleges have successfully siphoned parents’ money while preparing their children to return home to their old room with courses on the rocker.

Hey Matt, you might say, Springsteen was raised a Catholic so you might think I’d find it hopeful that a state institution would study the theology of a rock and roll superstar. Uhm. No. Not really. You see, there’s no way to disconnect the writer from his words. Now, Bruce may be the only rock star who’s never checked himself into drug rehab so that’s good. But that’s setting the bar kind...READ MORE

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How Long Until Some Attempt to Put Distance Between the Bishops and Pope Francis

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:34 PM Comments (7)

Uh-oh. Some folks aren't going to like this one. They're going to say that the U.S. bishops are turning a deaf ear to the pleas of Pope Francis to be more pastoral. They'll probably say that the USCCB escalated the use of harsh language and attacked the Obama administration's HHS Mandate on ideological grounds.

How long will it be until some in Catholic media attempt to put some distance between Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops?

The bishops even used language like "frustrating" and "conflict", and concluded their General Assembly by declaring the HHS contraceptive mandate "coercive." Those sentiments are hardly new but they are certainly not bridge building words, some will say....READ MORE

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Healthcare dot What Now?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:48 AM Comments (41)

Do you remember the good ol' days when Presidents only lied about sex?

Yeah. It was a simpler time.

So after lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying and lying about your ability to keep your plan and your doctor in order to fundamentally alter the relationship between the individual and his government there is one question.

What now?

As a direct and preplanned result of Obamacare millions of people will lose their health insurance come January 1,...READ MORE

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Porn & Public Policy

Monday, November 11, 2013 11:52 PM Comments (33)

In the era of soft-drink bans and illegal trans-fats, why have we ceded the public policy debate on pornography?

We have public policy debates about every jot and tittle of our lives.  Too much sugar is bad for you, so let's ban 17 oz sodas.  Cigarettes have been taxed into smoke.  Every alcohol ad is accompanied by a fast-talking admonition to drink responsibly. Heck, people have even proposed to regulate gassy cows.

But when it comes to pornography, both the production and consumption of it, even those who recognize its evil and the myriad destructive effects on society throw their hands up.  There is nothing we can do.  Consenting adults, blah.  Freedom of expression, blah blah. ...READ MORE

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Medjugorje Bombshell

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 9:27 AM Comments (432)

In a dramatic move prior to the release of the final report on Medjugorje, The Papal Nuncio to the U.S. on behalf of the prefect of the CDF Archbishop Müller has issued instructions that no cleric or faithful may participate in any meetings, conferences, or public celebrations in which the authenticity of the apparitions are taken for granted.

This has come as a shock to many in the Medjugorje support community as there was an operating assumption that until final confirmation of inauthenticity, participation as if it were true was allowed by the faithful.

Undoubtedly, some future debate will center around what it means to 'take authenticity for granted." Is it simply sufficient...READ MORE

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The ACLU Targets Catholic Hospitals

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:09 AM Comments (15)

The ACLU of Washington State is targeting Catholic hospitals.

Concerned about a number of Catholic hospitals merging with secular ones in Washington State, the state's ACLU has put together a petition to be sent to the Governor to "ensure that religious ideology does not dictate the health care services a patient may choose."

This is the same Washington state that approved same-sex marriage, okayed assisted suicide, legalized marijuana, and is home to very liberal abortion laws. Yeah, that Washington state.

One might think it a good thing that the Catholic Church helps so many but leave it to the ACLU to worry about those evil Catholics. "Religious restrictions are putting at risk...READ MORE

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Is This All Gays Are Good For?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:43 AM Comments (103)

Coming out in Hollywood might not be all that it is cracked up to be.

Sean Hayes is a talented comedian whose breakout role was as a flamboyant gay man on Will & Grace.

Sean Hayes played Jack McFarland for eight years on Will & Grace. In that time he showed his great comedic timing many times over even if the story lines were silly and often immoral. Sean Hayes is a talented guy who could do just about anything.

So after he finished his long run on a huge hit show, what offers did the talented Sean Hayes get? Bupkis.

In an interview, Hayes said about the offers he received after Will & Grace "Not too many. I still don't. That's why you have to be a multi-hyphenate now more than...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.