Personalities Of The Catholic Combox

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Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:38 AM Comments (65)

The comment box in the blogosphere, or combox, is the wild wild west of the internet.  In the combox you can and will meet all kinds of strange and wondrous characters.

The combox in the Catholic interwebs has its own cast of characters.  I suspect that your average Catholic blog reader probably has never, or very rarely, left a comment on a post.  They read what you have to say and if you are really, really lucky, they might think about it for a moment. Those are the readers.  Commenters are a different ball of wax.  Commenters, and you know who you are, have opinions and they…well they have opinions.

Having been around the Catholic blogging game for a few years now, certain easily...READ MORE

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Shock Video: Planned Parenthood Advises Pimp

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 1:07 PM Comments (24)

Yesterday I saw a number of headlines screaming that Planned Parenthood has reported the Live Action group, which has been going undercover into abortion clinics across the country and exposing illegalities, to the Justice Department. Planned Parenthood is asking for some kind of investigation.

Because I don’t trust the media at all I figured that this was just about Planned Parenthod trying to get in front of the story, spinning it. I figured there was more to the story. And there is. A lot more. And none of it looks good for Planned Parenthood.

According to Live Action:

A Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey coaches a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers how to to secure...READ MORE

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Mayflower Crosses the Tiber

Monday, January 31, 2011 1:14 AM Comments (7)

Want to know the real reason for the widely abused and misunderstood concept of the separation of Church and State?

America was founded by those fleeing state imposed religion.  Many of those fleeing this oppression left jolly old England. If there remains any in England of the same spunk as the pilgrims of yore, they would be loading up the Mayflower right about now.

Opposition to the ordination of female Bishops has been growing within the Anglican General Synod.  Some Members of Parliament are afraid that the Synod might, in line with 2,000 years of Christian doctrine, reject female Episcopal Ordination.  Well they just cannot have that!

A group of influential MPs will tomorrow call for...READ MORE

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11 Craziest Things I've Ever Heard in Church

Thursday, January 27, 2011 2:14 AM Comments (106)

1) Whispered by a father in the pew behind me to his children who were being a little noisy: “When we get to the car I’m testing all of you on what the gospel was. And if you get it wrong you’re dead.”

2) Whispered by my daughter minutes before going up for her First Communion: “Dad, I think I’m gonna’ throw up.” (She did. Our parish priest later came to our home to offer her the Eucharist but she was still sick so we waited until the next week.)

3) Said by priest who noticed that two birds had flown into the Church and were dive bombing parishioners: “Oh, I know how to get the birds out of here. I’ll baptize them and then they’ll only come back twice a year on Christmas and Easter.”

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The Faith of Fringe

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:47 PM Comments (7)

I find myself in a strange situation.  One of my favorite shows on television is a show I gave up on halfway through the first season.  Fringe.

I gave up on the show halfway through the first season because I felt the show was meandering, strange, and sometimes gross.  It is still sometimes those things, but it is so much more too.

I gave up on Fringe, now in its third season, before the overall “meta narrative” became evident.  Fair warning, spoilers ahead.

The storyline goes something like this.  There is a special division of the FBI named the “Fringe” division that investigates strange occurrences somewhat like the X-files.  However, as we learn throughout the show that most of the...READ MORE

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All Mass Murderers Are Not Created Equal

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:42 AM Comments (21)

In the wake of the mass murder of seven babies by a Philadelphia abortionist I have to ask where’s the Presidential press conference? Where’s the nationally televised memorial? Where are the t-shirts with the catchy slogan? Where’s the media blame game? Where’s the feature pieces in national magazines on the societal implications of the murders?

Seriously. I’m wondering why isn’t the murder of seven babies of similar national implications to the horrible murders in Tuscon?

There are currently 15,000 mentions of Jared Loughner in the news recently, according to Google. But as of Sunday night there are less than 1,400 mentions of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. That’s 10 percent. Truly, silence is the...READ MORE

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Incendiary Stupidity or Killing Incivility

Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:25 AM Comments (26)

The following has been redacted for your own safety.

The other day I was

killing time at Target. I overheard two guys shooting the breeze about the new civility. You know, the words and phrases we are no longer allowed to say because it might trigger

a crazy person to do something, well crazy.

One guy, a real

straight shooter, then complained that the media had really jumped the gun in declaring victims of the recent shooting dead saying “It must have killed family members to hear such things.” The other agreed and attributed it to the media just gunning for ratings.

Another guy,

all up in arms, walked up and started shooting off at the mouth saying “Its all Sarah Palin’s fault!”  The first...READ MORE

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Condoms Should Come With Capes

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:58 AM Comments (17)

To the progressive mind, there’s nothing condoms can’t do. It’s true. The belief that synthetic rubber birth control has the ability to cure any and all of humanity’s ills is a bedrock belief of the progressive movement.

Ask a progressive how to solve the biggest problems facing the world and within a minute they’ll mention condoms. Guaranteed.

World hunger? Condoms.
AIDS? Condoms.
Global warming? Condoms.
Poverty? Condoms.
The deficit? Condoms.

In fact, have you noticed that the only times progressives even give lip service to attempting to reduce abortions is when they’re pushing free condoms. They always say that the best way to reduce abortion is…MORE CONDOMS!!! Because that’s...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.