Who Is Mark Shea Talking About?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 2:43 AM Comments (256)

After several posts by Mark Shea on the subject of “conservatism”, I must admit I don’t like those conservative Catholics very much.  Anyway, at least how Mark Shea describes them.  Fortunately, I haven’t met very many who fit Mark’s description.  And I think I would have run into them, for I am a conservative Catholic.

I won’t go point for point with Mark on this as he has so many points it would be rather pointless.  A snippet then.  Mark says things like:

But when alleged conservative Catholics tell me that they would rather get their social teaching from a talking hairdo on FOX than from the bishops, when they tell me that it is “moralistic” not to be willing to put your soul at risk of...READ MORE

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Mother Teresa Zings Hillary Clinton?

Sunday, October 17, 2010 9:45 PM Comments (15)

Abby Johnson, formerly of Planned Parenthood and now an ardent pro-lifer, tells a crowd of pro-lifers what she believes Mother Teresa said to Hillary Clinton over lunch years ago. It’s a heck of a zinger if it’s true. Here’s the video:

I would’ve loved to have seen the look on Hillary’s face.

This is one of those stories that almost feels too good to check. But after I did a little Googling the first time I can see it relayed was by former pro-life congressman Steve Chabot . I’ve also seen Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life mentioning it but nobody before Chabot.

Anyone have any corroboration on this story? I’d love for it to be true.

(I don’t mean this to be a gotcha’ thing at all. I...READ MORE

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The Catholic Or The Commie?

Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:54 AM Comments (26)

Well the debate between Senate candidates O’Donnell and Coons happened last night in Delaware wherein took place this little exchange.

“I would argue that more people would support my Catholic beliefs than his Marxist beliefs.”  I hope that is true, although since I live in New York, I am not entirely sure that is true.

That said, I think it is entirely fair to call a Marxist a Marxist.  Why this is sometimes considered name calling I don’t know.  Things are labeled for a reason.  When a guy says he was inspired to become a Democrat by his Marxist professor, I think it is entirely fair.

Now to the evolution bit.

I actually liked elements of her answer about evolution.  The relevant...READ MORE

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Anti-Baby Science

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:13 AM Comments (14)

Global warming alarmist types are in a dither, according to a study in The Scientific American entitled “Will Birth Control Solve Climate Change?”

The Chicken Littles are desperate to stop babies from being born but aren’t sure of the best way to do it. They’re wary of seeing people raised out of poverty because the spread of wealth usually means more carbon emissions - which they don’t like. But increased wealth also typically leads to highly educated women which usually leads to a lower birth rate -which they like very much. So carbon crazies don’t know whether to root for poverty stricken dumb people or wealthy ones who don’t reproduce and retire early. One thing they all agree on...READ MORE

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Blessed Are The Piece Makers?

Monday, October 11, 2010 2:02 AM Comments (48)

Bad.  Shouldn’t do things like this.  Bad.  Not Funny.

Ok, maybe a little funny.

I can see the comments now.  “Patrick, are you advocating violence and vandalism?”

As a general rule, no.

It is a long drive from Kalispell, Montana to Denver.  690 miles to be exact.  That is a lot of time in the car to think about the reason for your trip.  If you are going to get in your car to to drive 690 miles, you better have a good reason for your trip.  Kathleen Lorie Folden thought she had one.

Kathleen heard of an “art” exhibit in Denver.  This piece of ... ummm…“art” depicted Jesus engaged in a homosexual act.  Kathleen thought to herself (I am mind paraphrasing here) “Oh no you didn’t.  Not...READ MORE

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Hey Stay at Home Moms, Get a Job!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 11:59 PM Comments (207)

Hey stay at home Moms, cut it out. Get a job. You’re wrecking it for the rest of the women who are out in the real world. Either ditch the apron for the business suit or you’re betraying your sisters. And your sisters won’t be happy.

The New York Times asked Gloria Feldt, the former head of Planned Parenthood, about how women who “flee the work force” impact those who do not.

They make it harder for the rest of us to remedy the inequities that remain. We have to make young women aware of how their choices affect other women. It should be acceptable criticism to point out that, although everyone has the right to make their own life decisions, choosing to “opt out” reinforces stereotypes...READ MORE

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Shock! Smothering A Disabled Child An Act of Love?

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 1:36 AM Comments (13)

‘If I were the mother of a suffering child - I mean a deeply suffering child - I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face… If it was a child I really loved, who was in agony, I think any good mother would.’

This goes to show that no principle of civilization, no precept—no matter how holy, authentic, or certain—cannot be twisted into the service of evil.  Murder as an act of love.

The statement above is that of UK television pundit Virginia Ironside.  The video below shows the entire exchange.

The host, about to introduce another guest was shocked into continuing the conversation calling her statement a “horrifying thing.”  Indeed.

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Abortionist Pulls Gun on Pro-Lifers

Sunday, October 03, 2010 10:58 PM Comments (19)

An abortionist at a clinic in Charleston South Carolina allegedly brandished a loaded weapon at a group of pro-life protestors early Saturday morning and was arrested shortly after.

Gary Boyle, 62, of Blountville Tennessee, drove into the driveway behind the Charleston Women’s Medical Center near where three pro-lifers stood and reportedly waved a handgun and pointed it at them.

The pro-lifers decided to call police who arrived at the scene shortly after, went into the clinic, confiscated the weapon and arrested the doctor on charges related to pointing a weapon. News reports indicate that Boyle was released on a $25,000 bail shortly after.

Some of the protesters were there as part of...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.