Church of England Bishop Rallies To Prevent a Catholic King

03/12/2012 Comments (26)

The headlines scream: “Catholic monarch could put Church of England in peril, bishop warns.”

Come on. With all the calamity the Church of England has been inviting upon itself for decades, is focusing on the possibility of a Catholic monarch really the thing that they’re going to worry about? It might appear so.

There’s recently been some talk that England may finally toss its three hundred year old anti-Catholic law barring a Catholic from ascending the throne, but at least some in the Church of England are vowing to fight a repeal.

The Telegraph is reporting:

The Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, who leads the 26 bishops who sit in the House of Lords, tells The Sunday...READ MORE

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The Myth of Consequence Free Sex

03/07/2012 Comments (46)

I know a guy who married the wrong woman because for the first time in his life he was having sex. And he was fooled into thinking he was in love—for a while.

I know a girl who was smarter than seven colleges. She dropped out of high school when she got pregnant.

I know a guy who’s haunted by the abortion of a casual hook up.

I know a young woman who’s confused and angry because she never had a father.

I know a man who has a venereal disease and after a few dates with women he has to explain it to them and watch them recoil.

I knew a man who died of AIDS.

I don’t know who came up with the idea that sex was consequence free; whether it was the genius advertisers pushing The Pill, or...READ MORE

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There's a Cat in My House!!!

03/02/2012 Comments (24)

6:40 a.m. I was running late. My wife left very early for work and she set the alarm for me to wake the children for school. Now, I’ll wake up to an alarm that plays music easy but beeping/honking alarms don’t wake me up. Kinda’ weird, I know.

I normally wake up the kids at 6:30 a.m. but I incorporated the beeping alarm into my dreams for about ten minutes before I realized I wasn’t involved in a nuclear reactor meltdown or being chased by a honking Bigfoot. I had just slept late.

So I threw some waffles into the toaster, dispersed five plates on the table, poured some orange juice, and ran up the stairs. Wake up! Wake up! We’re late late late.

I saw my boy poke his eyes out from the...READ MORE

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Ethicists Argue for Post Birth Abortions

02/27/2012 Comments (115)

In the Journal of Medical Ethics, two ethicists argue plainly for the killing of babies post birth. They’re not hedging their bets. They’re saying it plain and simple. And I, for one, thank them for it.

Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, associated respectively with Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia, and with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, in the UK, wrote a piece called “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?”

I could buy the article for $30 and I was close to doing it but then I thought why am I giving these animals my money. I’d essentially be paying these “ethicists” to write more about the right of killing humans.

So, in the “abstract” that’s...READ MORE

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Boys Ain't Defective Girls

02/22/2012 Comments (97)

As a father of four girls and one boy I’m gonna’ speak a little bit about the difference between boys and girls. That’s my resume. It’s my reason that you shouldn’t just roll your eyes and click on Simcha’s post.

It ain’t much of a resume but it’s the only one I got. The fact that it’s a little thin stops me from getting too proud. And that’s a good thing.

Anyway, can I get to the point here please?

I’ve got a buddy whose little girl is just the sweetest most darling creature you’ve ever met. And he’s got a boy. Who ain’t. I could tell you what the boy does, but I think you’d get a clearer image by my telling you what he doesn’t do. He doesn’t sit still. He doesn’t just have ants in his...READ MORE

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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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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.