The Good Goering

Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:30 PM Comments (31)

You probably know that Hermann Goering was one of the architects of the hellish Nazi concentration camps for political dissidents and Jews among others. You probably know that next to Hitler, Herman Goering was the man who played the largest role in the holocaust and The Final Solution.

You probably didn’t know, however, that Herman Goering’s little brother Albert, “a devout Catholic,” was a hero who struggled against the Nazis and risked his life many times to save possibly hundreds of people from the grasp of the Nazis, to the point of being arrested four times and even had him fleeing an execution order. But his heroics have been hidden, obfuscated by the evil last name which he bore.

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Batman Tried to Save Jesus

Monday, April 25, 2011 2:34 AM Comments (16)

My 3-year-old daughter is a Batman nut. She kinda’ thinks she is Batman. Not Batgirl, mind you. Batman. Most days, she pretends to be caped crusader leaping from cushion to cushion saving us all from evil of some sort or another. She has an assortment of Batman shirts she wears when she changes out of her Batman pajamas. When we go to the beach she wears her bathing suit and a batman mask. I’ve got pictures. I’m not proud of that you see, I’m just explaining. When I’m forced to peel her Batman shirt off and wash it she stands in the laundry room waiting. Impatiently.

Well, on Good Friday I suggested she wear a dress to church as we were going to pray for an hour. My three-year-old at first...READ MORE

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Mother Teresa on Suffering

Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:00 PM Comments (8)

On Easter I can’t help but think about suffering all around the world and its meaning. I could give you my poorly formulated thoughts, but I came across this wonderful interview of Mother Teresa by William F. Buckley on his “Firing Line” show. They spend a great deal of time discussing suffering and I thought it’s definitely worth passing on.

In one great story early in the video, Mother Teresa said she told one cancer patient that pain means Jesus is near to you and that suffering is “an opportunity to share in the passion of Christ.” She said she compared suffering to kisses from Jesus. She said the person replied, “Please tell Jesus to stop kissing me.”

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The Wackiest Holy Week ... Evah?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:13 PM Comments (51)

We all know about the War on Christmas. Yawn. If you want to be where the action is, it’s the wackiness that takes place every Holy Week and Easter. Every Holy Week we witness a cavalcade of lunacy and I believe this year we might be “enjoying” the wackiest Holy Week ever. My evidence is as follows:

Time Magazine picks this week to run the headline, “Is Hell Dead?” This is, presumably, a knock off of their infamous “Is God Dead?” cover in the 60’s. Well in another few years I’m sure we’ll be running the headline “Time Magazine IS Dead.” That’ll at least make me feel all warm and schadenfreudey.

James Frey. The charlatan writer is releasing The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, which...READ MORE

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Holy HissyPfit!

Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:48 AM Comments (51)

Father Michael Pfleger, the bombastic Obama supporting Chicago priest, recently made some very disturbing comments that call into question his willingness to stay in the Church.

You might remember Fr. Pfleger from his outrageous comments about Hillary Clinton:

Fr. Pfleger has also advocated the ordination of women from the altar, had Al Sharpton speak during Mass from the altar while he was running for President, once threatened to “snuff out” a gun shop owner, and flew the American flag upside down outside the Church in protest of street violence.

But recently, according to news reports, Cardinal Francis George asked Fr. Pfleger to accept a new assignment. Fr. Pfleger has insisted...READ MORE

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You-Genics

Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:22 PM Comments (20)

This week, Congress fought a battle over eugenics. Make no mistake. That’s what it was about.

You might not know it because you see, the stupid Nazis almost ruined all the eugenics fun for everyone. But it turned out that they only just tarnished the name “eugenics.” Its advocacy and practice continues. With government funding.

This week the great SBA List put out an ad showing the history of eugenics behind Planned Parenthood with all those sweet quotes from Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger including the oldie but a goody, “The most merciful thing a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

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Where the Heck Is My Baby?

Friday, April 08, 2011 11:43 PM Comments (18)

Where the Heck is My Baby?

My oldest is eleven now, but I remember clearly thinking, “Where’s my baby? Where the heck is my baby? She was just here.” I whirled my head, scanned the storefronts in the mall for my two-year-old, whirled some more, glanced down the aisles of the Hallmark store, glared at the suddenly ominous looking strangers passing by, and looked up the down escalator and down the up one.

“Where the heck is my baby?” I panicked—until I realized I’d been holding her in my arms, her head on my shoulder. I looked down at her perfectly calm face. She smiled up at me and said, “Hi Dad.”

OK. I found her. Take a deep breath. Everything is alright.

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6 of the Most Unexpected Converts

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 11:50 PM Comments (137)

Dutch Schultz  - Cold blooded killer/Catholic convert. This literally deathbed conversion caused quite the uproar.

Born Arthur Simon Flegenheimer, he has to be one of the least likely converts. His parents were both German Jews who attempted to raise their son in their faith but instead he became the notorious gangster known as Public Enemy #1 Dutch Schultz.

In 1935, while plotting criminal activity Schultz was gunned down in the rear of a bar. He was rushed to a hospital where he registered as a Jew. But early the next morning, he unexpectedly called for a Catholic priest. Father Cornelius McInerney was told by Schultz that he wanted to die a Catholic. Father McInerney baptized him,...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.