Anglican Nuns Joining The Battle. Will You?

12/16/2010 Comments (10)

We have all seen the war movies and heard the stories of those too young to serve lying about their age so as to join the service in defense of liberty, justice, or freedom.  Some said they were young and naive, but they wanted to be in the battle.  They wanted to make a difference.

When I hear these stories, I usually think of the kid from Brooklyn or the farm boy out of Iowa.  They knew where the real battle of their day was occurring and they wanted to be part of it.

The kid from Brooklyn, the farm boy from Iowa, the nuns at Walsingham?

In a joint statement, the nuns explained their situation. They said: “On December 2 2010 Sister Wendy Renate, Sister Jane Louise and Sister Carolyne...READ MORE

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Postnatal Abortions Are All the Rage

12/14/2010 Comments (17)

The culture war seems to be operating on an unsuspected new front. While many pro-lifers have been focused on mothers not killing babies in the womb, a staggering new scientific study indicates that incidences of parents killing their newborn babies is five times higher than previously believed.

It’s all the rage.

Come on, you can’t be surprised, can you? You didn’t think a little thing like birth would stop people from killing their babies did you? Seriously, why should the much heralded “choice” end just because the baby is lying on a table rather than in the womb?

Sydney Morning Herald reports:

A team of paediatricians examined the court records of known infant homicides in three...READ MORE

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Great! At Home Gender Selection

12/12/2010 Comments (16)

A woman my wife is friendly with just announced she was pregnant and that even though she was just a few weeks into her pregnancy she was going to learn the gender of the baby in the 7th week.

My wife said she didn’t think that information was available until much later but then this woman told her about a fairly new product, an at home gender detector kit, that can work just seven weeks into a pregnancy. When my wife told me about this I’ve got to tell you my heart sank. It’s a sad world where I find this to be bad news.

Look, if this were a world where mothers were simply dying to know whether to buy pink blankets or blue or footballs or dolls I’d be happy for this information but...READ MORE

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Jesuit: "I Am A Religious Atheist"

12/09/2010 Comments (50)

You know the old expression “kids say the darnedest things?” Well sometimes old Jesuits say the damnedest things.

Perhaps we are at the point where writing about an old Jesuit spouting heretical stuff is like writing “dog bites man,” but let’s have a go shall we?

Roger P. Lenaers SJ,(85) of the parish Vorderhornbach in the diocese is in Innsbruck spoke at a lecture in Vienna.  You know how old men tell you what they really think without the filters younger men put in place?  Well Fr. Lenaers told us what he really thinks.

He started by saying** ““modern science” have brought to light that the universe follow its own laws, is autonomous and is not directed from the outside.”

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Threats Against Pro-Lifers Escalate?

12/06/2010 Comments (8)

It seems that pro-aborts aren’t happy just killing babies anymore. Now they’re threatening people outside the womb too. Actually, it was always this way. Let’s face it, you didn’t think a cavalier attitude towards life stopped at an incidental thing called birth, did you?

It’s been well publicized that the home of pro-life leaders Joseph and Ann Scheidler was recently attacked by people throwing bricks through their front window with nasty messages tied to them like “We are crazy feminist bi***es who will destroy your sexist ideas.”

But also this week, another incident at one of the most infamous abortion clinics in America occurred, according to Pro-Life Corner:

The Rockford abortion mill...READ MORE

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Kennedys, Cuomos, And Palins

12/06/2010 Comments (79)

What is it with the Kennedys and Cuomos?  I mean, we get it.  Religion in the public sphere is a horrible thing unless it can be used to your advantage.  Gotcha.

Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend wrote an op-ed the other day criticizing Sarah Palin (who else?) for saying that JFK got it wrong when he made his religion subordinate to his politics.

I could spend this time trying to deconstruct what Kennedy-Townsend said, but what is the point?  Back when JFK made his infamous 1960 speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association.  Paraphrased “I am a politician first, my Catholicism is a distant second, if that, because the Constitution says so or something.”

Blah.

Mario Cuomo raised this...READ MORE

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Football Official Flags End Zone Prayer

12/01/2010 Comments (15)

A Washington state high school football player was flagged for kneeling and pointing to heaven after scoring a touchdown.

Reportedly, the line judge said the running back was attempting to bring attention to himself. But it seems to me that he was not doing that at all. In fact, he was doing the opposite of that. Running back Ronnie Hastie “I do that to give glory to my Heavenly Father, Jesus. He gives me the strength. He’s the one who gives me these abilities in the first place.”

Is a momentary kneel and pointing up really an excessive celebration? Or is there something else going on here?

I’ve seen all sorts and manner of touchdown celebrations, this one, to me, seems about the...READ MORE

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Football Official Flags End Zone Prayer

12/01/2010 Comments (3)

A Washington state high school football player was flagged for kneeling and pointing to heaven after scoring a touchdown.

Reportedly, the line judge said the running back was attempting to bring attention to himself. But it seems to me that he was not doing that at all. In fact, he was doing the opposite of that. Running back Ronnie Hastie “I do that to give glory to my Heavenly Father, Jesus. He gives me the strength. He’s the one who gives me these abilities in the first place.”

Is a momentary kneel and pointing up really an excessive celebration? Or is there something else going on here?

I’ve seen all sorts and manner of touchdown celebrations, this one, to me, seems about the...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.