Is the Obama Administration Anti-Catholic?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:39 AM Comments (63)

A majority of Catholics voted for Barack Obama. And for it, we got a nice photo op at the University of Notre Dame and some ameliorating verbiage. But since then, we’ve seen a long list of actions that’s caused obvious displeasure among many Catholics, including priests and bishops.

And it has some asking if the Obama administration anti-Catholic?

For answers, let’s look at some recent actions by the administration.

Recently, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed a Freedom of Information Act request to discover why the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declined to renew a grant to them to aid victims of human trafficking. But it’s clearly because the...READ MORE

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Senators Demand Answers Why USCCB Cut Off by HHS

Friday, November 11, 2011 5:12 PM Comments (35)

Just days after The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed a Freedom of Information Act request to discover why the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declined to renew a grant to aid victims of human trafficking, a group of Senators are publicly demanding answers.

In a public letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Senators including Marco Rubio and Roy Blunt, among others, are demanding to know why the USCCB contract to provide services to victims of human trafficking was not renewed.

Here’s the text of the letter:

“We are writing you to express our deep concerns with your department’s recent decision not to award the U.S. Conference of Catholic...READ MORE

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Joe Paterno is a Good Man

Friday, November 11, 2011 10:31 AM Comments (112)

When I grew up my father and all my brothers watched football on Saturday. Our team was Notre Dame and we pretty much viewed all the other teams (especially Miami) as evil. There were exceptions. The service academies, of course were an exception. And Penn State. My Dad told us that Joe Paterno played by the rules and was a good man. We still wanted Notre Dame to win but it didn’t hurt so bad if we didn’t.

I still believe Joe Paterno is a good man. He’s a good man that deserved to be fired for doing something very wrong. Joe Paterno did inform a university official that a graduate assistant had told him in 2002 about witnessing former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with a young boy in the...READ MORE

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Say, What's a "Fertilized Egg" Anyway?

Monday, November 07, 2011 1:23 AM Comments (11)

Right now there are 356 mentions of “fertilized eggs” in the news, according to a quick Google News search, due to the Personhood amendment being voted on in Mississippi.

You see, a fertilized egg to you, me, and anyone with a brain is called an embryo.

As David Schmidt of Live Action points out, “Well there is no such thing as a fertilized human egg. Once a human egg is fertilized, it is no longer an egg but rather called a human zygote or human embryo.”

But that doesn’t stop the media from continuously calling an embryo a “fertilized egg.” In fact the terms “embryo” in related articles has about 1/3 the news mentions as “fertilized egg.” That’s a rout, folks. The media has found a...READ MORE

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Happy Birthday Baby! You're Doomed!

Thursday, November 03, 2011 10:08 PM Comments (39)

When babies are born, the baby is supposed to cry out to the world. Well, a few days ago a baby was born and instead, the world cried out. In horror.

As the baby stretched out, the world curled into the fetal position. And wailed.

As you might know, a little Filipina baby was born just after midnight on October 31st. Some believe she is the 7th billion baby. She was named Danica May Camacho and her birth was greeted with doom and gloom headlines and stark warnings from world leaders.

Welcome to the world Danica. These are your birth announcements. And let’s just say I’m glad you can’t read.

The world welcomed its symbolic seven billionth baby Monday amid a stark warning from UN chief Ban...READ MORE

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Town Rejects Rosary as Offensive and the Prayers that Changed Everything

Friday, October 28, 2011 12:34 AM Comments (29)

Mike Casey is a praying man. The father of two believes in the power of prayer to change things. But it’s easy to believe in the power of prayer when you see how a little prayer can change so many things.

It all started simply. Mike Casey wanted to pray. As part of the nationwide “America Needs Fatima” movement, Mike wanted to hold a public rosary in the small Massachusetts town of Upton. It would be one of 7,515 Public Square Rosaries held across the United States on October 15th.

Last year, he and a group of others prayed the rosary outside the rectory of a local church but this year Mike, the owner of a hardwood floor company, asked the township if he and a group of others could pray...READ MORE

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Teach the Children Well

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 9:49 AM Comments (5)

There’s recently been some troubling polling news about young Catholics not being well formed in their faith. Relativism is rampant and many children don’t know the difference between transubstantiation and the Assumption. Many young people aren’t going to Mass because they don’t “get anything” out of Mass. Some opt for vague spirituality, rather than religion.

My sister Mary Archbold and my brother-in-law Pat Shay, both veterans of ImprovOlympic and The Second City Comedy Group, recently had their first child and started creating videos as supplemental teaching aids that Catholic educators can use to teach the faith to young Catholics. (Yes, they’re in the entertainment business and...READ MORE

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I Saw the Mighty Macs

Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:28 PM Comments (25)

I saw the Mighty Macs this weekend, the story about the girl’s basketball team from the little Catholic school that won three national championships. It’s a great story and kinda’ cool for me because Immaculata College isn’t far from my home.

I saw it for free because I’m cool like that but I will tell you that I’ll be taking my kids to see it this weekend and am kinda’ pumped to do so. It’s G rated. And let’s face it, outside of Pixar there aren’t many good G-rated movies. It’s uplifting and fun. It’s not the Citizen Kane of sports movies or anything but it’s good solid family entertainment. It’s not going to change the world but if you miss being able to go to the movies with your kids...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.