Can a Faithful Catholic Run for President?

02/15/2012 Comments (96)

Newsflash! Rick Santorum is Catholic! No, really Catholic. What? Who knew?

It’s come to light that Santorum, in a number of interviews, has said he agrees with the Church and that contraception is “harmful to women.”

Insert gasp here. In fact the comments were so gasp worthy that it took months for people to realize how offended they were.

In October, Santorum said in an interview:

One of the things I will talk about that no President has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, “Well, that’s okay. Contraception’s okay.”

It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the...READ MORE

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Was Cardinal Bevilacqua Murdered?

02/10/2012 Comments (57)

It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel. Officials in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania are investigating the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.

Cardinal Bevilacqua, as you might remember, died on Jan. 31 at the age of 88 at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He’d suffered from cancer and dementia. Reportedly, the investigation is at the request of Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman.

The District Attorney’s office did not have a comment when I called them this morning. But the likely reason for the investigation is the timing of the Cardinal’s death that came a day after Common Pleas Court Judge Teresa Sarmina ruled that Bevilacqua could be compelled to take the...READ MORE

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The Worst Case Scenario

02/10/2012 Comments (27)

We the Government of the United States, in order to form a more secular Union, establish our will, insure domestic income, provide the commoners with contraceptives, promote Planned Parenthood, and secure the Blessings of the media elite to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this new and improved Constitution for the United States of America.

We live in dangerous and odd times where we now have a right to free contraception but not a right of religious expression. This administration is seeking to destroy religious liberty and we have Catholic bishops vowing civil disobedience. Odd times.

Even President Obama may be in a bit of a panic about the effect of Catholic...READ MORE

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It Would Be Irresponsible for Pro-Lifers to Donate to Komen Now

02/06/2012 Comments (37)

Did they cave or didn’t they? Did Susan G. Komen buckle under the pressure from Planned Parenthood, the media, and the party of death which all got their thug on to kick Komen’s teeth in.

Here’s the thing - it doesn’t matter. What matters is that it would be absolutely irresponsible for pro-lifers to fund Susan G. Komen.

As we know, Komen is currently funding Planned Parenthood and very well may continue funding them next year. We don’t know what will happen in the future. It’s impossible to know for sure what they intend to do. I believe they intend to. Others are praising Komen’s nuanced announcement and believe they won’t. But here’s the thing, pro-lifers always get smacked upside the...READ MORE

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Catholics, Get Ready to Suffer

01/31/2012 Comments (109)

I remember coloring in the lions on the paper my Catechism teacher had handed out. The lions in the coliseum were approaching a group of huddled Catholics.

My CCD teacher asked us if we too were willing to suffer for our faith the way the martyrs of old did? I remember looking at those cartoon lions and deciding that yes, I very much had the stuff to stare down a cartoon lion. Easy.

But it’s easy to answer in the affirmative when we’re talking about cartoon lions. It’s different when we’re talking real life. Real lions have teeth.

And make no mistake, real life is what we’re talking now. We have a government that mandates what pro-life counselors must say. We have a government now that...READ MORE

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New Movie About the Vatican Sure to Thrill Anti-Catholics

01/27/2012 Comments (32)

Hollywood will be making a movie about The Vatican. What could go wrong?

And it’s even worse than you think.

Warner Bros is making a movie called The Vatican, and it’s reportedly some kind of horror/conspiracy movie. Hmmm ... a movie that says the Church is up to something nefarious? Well, a movie like that has never been made, right?

But wait. It gets even worse. The director of the movie Devil Inside is directing The Vatican. Here’s the poster for that movie:

Yup. That’s a possessed nun with dollar signs in her eyes.

The Devil Inside movie opened up with a saying on screen: “The Vatican does not approve this film.” Something tells me that the Vatican won’t approve the next one...READ MORE

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Some Things Moms Can't Do

01/20/2012 Comments (57)

I’m used to being the only Dad wherever I go in a sea of Moms. A few days ago I was at my daughter’s basketball game. I sat with my other four children in the bleachers cheering my daughter near a few other Moms. I was near them but not with them. There’s a difference. After all these years I’m still seen as kind of separate from the Moms. And make no mistake I’m OK with that. I don’t chit or chat easily and when asked to do both together, it usually ends badly. After some years of study I’m accepting of the fact that Moms and Dads are just different.

I’m still unable to understand the ability women have of spelunking so quickly into the depths of each other’s lives so quickly, telling...READ MORE

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The Same Stones as Dachau

01/17/2012 Comments (14)

Sister Rosalia Bauer, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, prayed in front of what she called “the abortion mill” every Friday for 13 years. She said that as a nurse she could never call that building a clinic. She called it a mill. A mill that manufactured and profited from death.

She remembers being joined to pray at the clinic by a woman from Poland. The woman took one look at Northern Illinois Women’s Center and told Sister Rosalia that “the stone on the outside of the building are the same kind of stone used in Dachau.”

The building at 1400 Broadway in Rockford Illinois had ironically been built as a schoolhouse over a century ago but for the past few decades it’s been home...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.