My Complete Ignorance of History Finally Pays Off

05/31/2012 Comments (29)

My complete ignorance of all things history finally paid off for me earlier this week when I saw "For Greater Glory."

You see, I had no idea what happened in Mexico at the time of the Cristero War. None. And normally you'd think that for a Catholic writer, having no knowledge of a fairly recent persecution of Catholics by our next door neighbors would be...a bad thing. But it made "For Greater Glory" incredibly exciting as all get out for me to watch.

I honestly had no idea what was going to happen next during the movie. If you had told me that the President of Mexico was going to challenge the leader of Cristo Rey to a break dancing competition for all the marbles I would've had no...READ MORE

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Democrat Commiteewoman Resigns from Party, Cites Her Catholic Faith

05/28/2012 Comments (333)

Jo Ann Nardelli has been a Catholic Democrat her entire life. Her father was one before her. And she couldn't imagine a day where that wouldn't be true.

But that day was Wednesday of last week. 

I read a story about Jo Ann leaving the Democratic Party and was interested because she cited her Catholic faith as the reason.

So I gave her a call. I got her machine and as I was leaving a message she picked up. She said she'd been screening her calls because so many people have been calling to say nasty things to her or just pleading with her to change her mind. But when I called, saying I was with The National Catholic Register she picked up.

She said she figured I wouldn't be too mean...READ MORE

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Ivy League Profs Call Docs to Civil Disobedience over Pro-Life Laws

05/20/2012 Comments (17)

Writing in USA Today, two Harvard Medical School professors urged doctors to civil disobedience over what they call "unprecedented and sweeping legal assault on women's reproductive rights."

The piece by doctors Marcia Angell and Michael Green of Harvard suprisingly begins with an argument against recent laws protecting doctors from "wrongful birth" lawsuits. Why? Because the two doctors seem to think that eeeevil pro-life doctors won't tell mothers if their babies in the womb aren't perfect in time to abort them.

Just think about that for a second. One could almost surmise that these doctors like abortions more than they dislike lawsuits. Greater love hath no doctor than willing to...READ MORE

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I Want to Hear The Abortion Jokes

05/16/2012 Comments (28)

"Newt Gingrich’s campaign is so dead, Mitt Romney wants to baptize it and Rick Santorum wants to put it in a jar and show it to his kids."

That's the joke that Jimmy Kimmel was going to tell at The White House Correspondent's Dinner. He didn't, but only because an ABC News reporter told him that it could "cause the room to turn against him."

Yup. Jimmy Kimmel thinks dead babies are funny. It's a ghastly ghoulish joke in which I see no possibility of humor. None. But that's why I wish he would've told it.

I don't want this topic of the sacredness of life to be whispered about. I want to see and hear what people actually think about things like 50 million dead babies. I want to hear...READ MORE

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Pelosi Says Catholicism "Compels" Her to Support Same Sex "Marriage."

05/10/2012 Comments (101)

This story sickens me. Is Nancy Pelosi's Catechism just different from everyone else's?

Yesterday, Pelosi told reporters that her Catholic faith "compels" her to "be against discrimination of any kind" and thus for same-sex marriage.

Answering a question about how she correlates her Catholic faith and her public stance in favor of gay marriage, she said:

"My religion has, compels me--and I love it for it--to be against discrimination of any kind in our country, and I consider this a form of discrimination. I think it’s unconstitutional on top of that."

So the Constitution and her Catholic faith compels her to support gay marriage? Doesn't it strike her as odd that her view of...READ MORE

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Dead Baby Pills? Seriously.

05/07/2012 Comments (28)

Just in case you're not already sufficiently horrified by the 21st century yet, this story's for you. 

News outlets are reporting that thousands of capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies have been seized by South Korean customs officials.

There are two logical followup question to this kind of insanity? The first of which is, of course, “I'm sorry, did you just say ‘dead baby pills?”

The second is “Did the words 'dead baby pills' seriously just crawl out your mouth?”

And then after this horror has found a comfortable cranial wrinkle in which to nest, you might just ask, “Why?”

You see, dead babies are thought “by some” to be a viable cure for disease or at least...READ MORE

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Let's All Ignore the Human Rights Activist

04/30/2012 Comments (11)

There is a blind man in China who made a mess. A big one. And the most powerful people in the world are doing everything they can to make it go away or just ignore it.

Chen Guancheng is a blind human rights activist who has protested his country's forced abortions and sterilizations. After months of beatings at the hands of his guards, Chen pretended to be sick and laid up in bed. He and his wife studied the movements of the guards, according to ABC News. In the middle of the night, Guancheng slipped past nearly 100 guards stationed around his home and escaped into the night.

This would seem like a near perfect ending to a Hollywood movie accompanied with soaring music and rolling...READ MORE

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8 Reasons Catholics are the Worst Protesters

04/26/2012 Comments (89)

In this upcoming election, the bishops have called on Catholics to protest the Obama administration's efforts to curtail religious liberty.

The days between June 21 and July 4 have been dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom.”

One of my favorite EWTN hosts Johnette Benkovic wrote glowingly about the upcoming protests. I, of course, will be taking part in any protests. I'm stoked. But there are some major problems facing Catholics, namely that Catholics are the worst protesters in the world.

1) You ever see the Occupy Wall Street protests? Those folks are angry. I mean spittin' mad. Catholics aren't really good at anger. You ever been to a pro-life March? There's more smiles and sing alongs...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.