Everything is Not Fine

06/30/2015 Comments (22)

I woke up this morning with a clear memory of my departed brother's face in my mind. He was smiling. I was so thankful for it because even seeing a picture isn't the same as a clear picture in your mind. So I woke up thankful. And that's a nice way to wake up.

It's an odd thing about losing a loved on. When they pass away, it's not just that you can't imagine them not being in this world; it's that you can't understand the world going on without them. I remember when my brother passed away, I walked outside the hospice and was surprised to see cars zooming by and even clouds moving. You can't quite believe everything and everyone is acting like the most important thing in the world didn't...READ MORE

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A Missed Miracle

06/25/2015 Comments (17)

I knew a young woman in college. When I saw her around campus she was always smiling and funny. She tended to stay on the outskirts of crowds but when approached she was fun. When I’d see her at parties she was often drunk. Not just tipsy. Drunk.

We weren’t tight but knew each other well enough that if we saw each other at a party we’d typically meet at the keg at some point, make some sarcastic comments, and move on. But that pretty much sums up most of my interactions throughout my youth. I dropped my punch line and moved on. The moment I speak I’m looking to exit the stage. I moved on.

One night I was making my way out of a party in some dorm and I saw her sitting on the curb. It was...READ MORE

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So the Confederate Flag Should Come Down But Margaret Sanger Belongs on the $20 Bill?

06/24/2015 Comments (31)

The New York Times editorial board called for South Carolina to take down the Confederate flag because it's racist. They said:

State lawmakers who must vote on removing it need to do that now and show the nation they understand the pain this symbol of hate and brutality causes to this day.

So the reason for all the renewed controversy surrounding the flag is because the man charged with killing nine African-Americans in church was seen waving it in photographs. Ok. So any symbol with a strong relation to racism should not be celebrated by the government. Got it?

But last month the New York Times published an opinion piece that none other than Margaret Sanger should be on the $20 bill.


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Why I'm Away for Father's Day

06/21/2015 Comments (7)

Father's Day. Yay. I have five kids so I should be having breakfast served to me while I languish in bed, enjoying their acknowledgement of my awesome Dad-ness, and rejoicing as my precious children ask what they can do for their wonderful father. Y'know, dream stuff. But none of that is happening today. None of it would've anyway but it especially can't today because I'm away for Father's Day.

I feel bad about it. But I think it's the right decision. I'm attending Notre Dame's Vita Institute by the Center for Ethics and Culture. This is my first time leaving the kids for a few days. It's hard. There were tears and gnashing of teeth from the little ones. Loooooong hugs. I felt terrible....READ MORE

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$o Why Are Pro-Abort$ $o Mad that Abortion Rate$ are Falling

06/16/2015 Comments (66)

You would think the $ky was falling. But it'$ not, it'$ just abortion rate$. $o why are pro-abort$ $o up$et? You'd almo$t think they weren't being hone$t when they $aid they want abortion to be $afe, legal, and rare.

In recent days, there have been numerous articles and op-eds about why the abortion rates are falling. Pro-lifers point to recent pro-life legislation which has passed in many states as well as a burgeoning awareness that there might just be a baby in the womb, rather than a blob of tissue. Spoiler alert - they're right. Those are two very logical reasons. But these reasons are not good enough for pro-aborts.

You see, they can not credit pro-life legislation with reducing...READ MORE

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Our Tools for Evangelization Have Never Been Greater, Why Do We Stink At It?

06/08/2015 Comments (60)

Our Tools for Evangelization Have Never Been Greater, Why Do We Stink At It?

So there are twelve guys in Israel with nothing but the sandals on their feet. They dispersed and did nothing short of change the world.

How did they do it? Evangelistic zeal. These guys really believed what they were selling.

St. Ignatius of Loyola was injured in the army and read a book about the saints and went out and changed the world. How? Evangelistic zeal.

So today, we have the internet, IPhones, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and various other apps, devices, and instruments to help us spread the Word throughout the world. One might have expected that such a technological revolution in the Western...READ MORE

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Those Who Weren't Courageous Enough for ESPN

06/04/2015 Comments (45)

Lauren Hill

– Wikipedia

Bruce Jenner who now wishes to be called Caitlyn will be honored at the ESPY's with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. This award says nothing about Jenner and everything about ABC/Disney/ESPN.

Let's see who wasn't courageous enough for ESPN.

Lauren Hill.

The plight of Mount St. Joseph basketball player Lauren Hill, who courageously battled brain cancer while continuing to play on the university's basketball team, captivated a nation. There was no way to watch that young girl living her dream and not feel moved, inspired. Hill lost her fight against cancer on April 10. But the 19 year old taught us all that dying means you're still living and while you're still living you can achieve...READ MORE

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So Why Are They Drawing Muhammad?

05/29/2015 Comments (107)

An event is scheduled to take place outside of a mosque in Phoenix where a drawing of Muhammad will be exhibited. The event coordinators are encouraging those attending to come armed...just in case.

But I've got to wonder, what are they trying to prove? Is it that many Muslims are violently radical and will kill without pity? Well, considering when they held the event to draw Muhammad, two armed terrorists attempted to kill those involved but were taken out, I'm thinking we got the idea.

The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, where the event will take place, is where the two previously alive terrorists previously worshiped.

The coordinator of the event itself called the event "stupid...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.