The Child Leapt in Her Womb

01/25/2013 Comments (7)

"Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leapt in her womb."

I've thought about that line from Luke often. The child in the womb leapt. On this day when hundreds of thousands of people will march for children in the womb, those words have great meaning. The child leapt.

I also can't help but think what a wonderfully appropriate reaction the unborn John had to the presence of Jesus. He leapt. There is something unrestrained and joyous about it that has long fascinated me.

Christianity is, after all, a leaping faith. Without us doing much of anything to deserve it, God's Son came into the world for the purpose of our salvation. That's about the best...READ MORE

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Manti Te'o, Rube

01/20/2013 Comments (11)

Manti Teo is a liar. Yes. He lied. But the linebacker from Notre Dame is guilty of a much greater sin in the eyes of many. He's not cool.

Even as he became one of the most celebrated figures in college football, Teo was never cool. He talked about God. He seemed earnest. Tebow-ish.

For this past year, Teo seemed too good to be true. He was portrayed as everything that was still good in sports. He was a kid who seemed to take his faith seriously and by all accounts was a great young man who returned for his senior year and led his team all the way to the national championship game. The kid was the stuff of legend. And now he's a punchline. And a target. Now, the cool kids have decided...READ MORE

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Let's March for Life Naked!!!

01/14/2013 Comments (33)

If you've been reading the news recently you probably saw that four women protested the Pope in St. Peter's Square. USA Today, Reuters, and The Washington Post were just some of the hundreds of media outlets that ran stories on these four women who protested the Church's positions on gay marriage. That's right, four women received round the world coverage. Why? They took off their tops and got world wide coverage for their non-coverage.

Rumor has it that the Kardashians fired their p.r. department last night because they hadn't thought of that first.

This kind of stunt protest is sad but somehow effective kinda' like Gary Coleman saying "Whatchoo talkin' bout Willis" for five bucks a...READ MORE

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Kudos to the President's Inaugural Committee

01/11/2013 Comments (136)

Just a few months ago President Barack Obama seemed pretty excited to have Cardinal Timothy Dolan, an opponent of gay "marriage" offer the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention. At that time, the Catholic vote was a point of concern in the election.

But it would seem the election is over. And it's now being reported that one of the pastors chosen to deliver the benediction at President Obama's inauguration withdrew because he once said homosexuality is a sin. This comment caused quite the ruckus from gay-rights groups and certain left-of-center websites. The pastor was even labeled "anti-gay."

And it was the promise of escalating outrage that caused Rev. Louie Giglio,...READ MORE

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Amazing Video of Physics Teacher Most Important Lesson on Love

12/30/2012 Comments (19)

This is just astoundingly beautiful. Great thanks to The New York Times for running this amazing video on this teacher and the great love he has for his disabled son. It's 12 minutes long so I know that for some of you that's something like 11 and a half minutes over your typical allowance for video. But please trust me that this is worth it.

 

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Those (Besides Kids) Who Love Christmas for Completely Selfish Reasons

12/20/2012 Comments (30)

Christmas is the season of unselfishness and love. But let's face it, there's plenty of folks who probably love Christmas for completely selfish reasons. Among them may just be:

Josh Groban. Let's face it. Precious few people want to hear from The Groban unless it's Christmas time and he's singing the only song that people want to hear from him. He's like a Christmas version of Michael Bolton but with bad hair. I don't think Groban's family is even all into seeing him unless it's Christmas time. But every year around this time the Groban becomes a celebrity again. He's like the groundhog. One time a year he's huge and then he crawls back into a hole in the ground somewhere.

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Greater Love Hath No Man…

12/17/2012 Comments (17)

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

1996 - When Charles Carl Roberts IV hung up on the police dispatcher, the police negotiator outside the Amish schoolhouse frantically redialed Roberts’ cell phone number but could not get through. Roberts, likely feeling that the police were coming at any moment, readied himself to begin shooting the girls.

That was when it happened — a miracle. Not the kind that changed one thing in that schoolhouse, but one that affected the millions of us outside the school house. 13-year-old Marian Fisher raised her voice. “Shoot me first and leave the other ones loose,” she reportedly said.

Her 11-year-old...READ MORE

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Just Once…

12/09/2012 Comments (38)

Just once:

I'd like to see a movie where a girl chooses the corporate lawyer who's a nice guy over the environmental activist who's pretty much a jerk.

I'd like to hear the government say, "hey this program doesn't really work. Let's cut it."

I'd like to hear a teenager tell a parent they were completely right about something. Anything.

I want to hear my dentist admit, "Yeah, this is probably going to hurt quite a bit."

I'd like to see a hybrid with an NRA bumper sticker.

I'd like to see a movie critic admit that yeah Adam Sandler is kinda' funny.

I'd like to see an advertisement for a "Glee" episode that wasn't a very special episode.

I'd like to paint the walls in 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.