Trouble at Mount St. Mary's University

02/13/2016 Comments (12)

After weeks of a burgeoning national controversy, the faculty at Mount Saint Mary's University voted overwhelmingly (87-3) to ask President Simon Newman to resign.

Mount St. Mary's University has enjoyed an excellent reputation for its Catholic identity in recent years, earning a spot in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. But that spot seems to be in jeopardy in light of recent reports and allegations concerning the new president of the university, Simon Newman, urging faculty to usher weaker students out of the school as quickly as possible in an effort to improve the retention rate at the school. According to the Washington...READ MORE

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The Super Bowl Ad that Freaked Out NARAL

02/08/2016 Comments (23)

Any commercial that horrifies NARAL intrigues me. Well, Doritos did it.

Now, I can't imagine watching this commercial and being offended because it humanizes the unborn. Can you imagine being that crazy? But I guess if your entire living is based on the dehumanization of the unborn, you might understand? So here's the commercial which horrified NARAL:


NARAL responded quickly with gasps and accusations of Doritos being "sexist" and "humanizing fetuses."

#NotBuyingIt - that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as uptight. #SB50

— NARAL (@NARAL) February 8, 2016

The great Lila Rose responded:

Newsflash to @NARAL: human...READ MORE

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The Upside of Zika

02/05/2016 Comments (5)

There are some who seem pretty thrilled with the outbreak of Zika because it's given new life to the anti-life crowd. The somewhat new virus has reinvigorated the tired old arguments against the Catholic Church's teaching on life and sexuality.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites with he most common symptoms including fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis which typically lasts several days to a week. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. However, some reports link the disease with birth defects and some governments in South America have warned women at risk of contacting the Zika virus...READ MORE

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The Amazing History Behind the Very Christian Plaque at Mount Rushmore

01/28/2016 Comments (13)

The story behind a plaque at Mount Rushmore explaining the history of the United States of America with quite a Christian flavor would probably surprise many people.

President Calvin Coolidge met the artist Gutzon Borglum who prompted him to dedicate the site for a carving of four president's busts in the 1920's. Coolidge helped to raise funds and was even present as the cornerstone was laid and said, “We have come here to dedicate a cornerstone laid by the hand of the Almighty. …The union of these four presidents carved on the face of the everlasting Black Hills of South Dakota … will be distinctly American in its conception, in its magnitude, in its meaning."

Borglum, in turn, asked...READ MORE

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Top 10 Proofs U.S. in a Handbasket to…You Know Where

01/26/2016 Comments (16)

10) After a series of videos showed Planned Parenthood attempting to sell baby body parts there have been no indictments of any Planned Parenthood employees but a grand jury indicted the two pro-lifers who ran the sting operation. One of the charges is for attempting to purchase human organs. No charges were filed against Planned Parenthood for attempting to sell said organs.

9) Last night, the show "Lucifer" premiered about Satan moving to Lose Angeles and solving crimes. Seriously. I know what you're thinking. Hey, at least it didn't get good ratings.

8) It got good ratings. No seriously, according to Variety this morning, "At 9 p.m., “Lucifer” opened with a hot 2.4/7 in 18-49 and 7.2...READ MORE

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Don't Reasons to Become Pro-Life Sometimes Sound Flimsy?

01/19/2016 Comments (14)

(Photo credit: Madcapslaugh Ecografía, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Sometimes the reasons people become pro-life can sound...flimsy? I bring this up because there was some questioning about Donald Trump's commitment to the pro-life cause. Personally I have no confidence in his pro-life credentials at all but I was thinking that sometimes when I'd heard others explain their pro-life conversion, they seemed a little...unimpressive.

Here's Trump's conversion a la The Weekly Standard:

In 1999, Tim Russert asked Trump if he would support a ban on "abortion in the third-trimester" or "partial-birth abortion." "No," Trump replied. "I am pro-choice in every respect." Trump explained his views may be the result of his "New York background." Now that Ted Cruz has...READ MORE

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The Catholic Actor Who Turned Down the Role of James Bond

01/12/2016 Comments (13)

Sean Connery and Roger Moore should thank Catholic actor Patrick McGoohan for their careers.

There's no doubt that the role of James Bond has created many careers including (and originally) Sean Connery's. Most actors would do just about anything to be cast in that role even today. But when the role was first cast, one Catholic actor turned down the role because of its reliance on sex and violence. But this wasn't just any actor. It was Patrick McGoohan whom Orson Welles admitted to feeling "intimidated" by his acting ability.

It was in 1960 when every actor wanted the role of James Bond. “I thought there was too much emphasis on sex and violence,” McGoohan explained a few years after...READ MORE

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A Father's Drunken, Armed Christmas Miracle

01/04/2016 Comments (9)

There's something pretty awesome about this story. It's like a Christmas miracle if a Christmas miracle can include booze, a gun, and lots of love.

George Pickering III, 27, was in the worst possible shape, after suffering a stroke, he was hooked up to a life support machine and his doctors had given up all hope. Declared "brain dead," his mother and brother made the decision to remove him from life support. An organ donor organization was even contacted.

Well, George Pickering II, didn't much like that decision. The Texan didn't agree with his ex wife that their son should be taken off life support. He thought everyone was moving way too fast. So he made a drink induced decision because...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.