Superhero Catholics

04/12/2015 Comments (16)

There's a new Netflix show about the superhero Daredevil, who happens to be Catholic. And there's been a lot of discussion about how Catholicism is portrayed in the series.

For those of you who don't know, Daredevil is like weaponized spandex. He's a bit...complex. He's blind but somehow he knows how to fight crime. He's a public defender and a vigilante. He's a vigilante and he's Catholic. And he can afford expensive suits but seems to like wearing spandex more. Hey, don't judge. There's a lot going on in this guy's life. His mom abandoned him in a Church and later became a nun. But don't worry she comes back sometimes and saves him. Sheesh. Forget about Daredevil I want to watch the...READ MORE

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Thuggery Under the Banner of Tolerance

04/08/2015 Comments (367)

I long believed that the oft-discussed tolerance and compassion of secularists were remnants of Christianity or even seeds of the faith which given proper care could be guide those touting those values towards the faith. But I don't think I think that's the case anymore.

While being wrong is nothing new to me, this is especially painful in that I believed tolerance and compassion could bring secularists and Christians together, now I believe they will tear us apart further. In fact, the tolerance and compassion that I believed would bring us together is being used as a cudgel to attack Christians.

One must only look to the "tolerance" of those fighting religious freedom laws in Indiana. A...READ MORE

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"If you were a Christian, you were shot on the spot"

04/02/2015 Comments (105)

On Holy Thursday, nearly 150 people (mostly Christians) were killed and another 70 injured on the campus of a university in Kenya, Garissa University College, by a group of Islamic terrorists with links to the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab, a group linked to Al Qaeda.

The masked terrorists separated Christian students from Muslims, and then mercilessly killed them. One student later said he heard the terrorists storm the dormitory, force open doors, and ask if the people inside were Muslims or Christians.

"If you were a Christian, you were shot on the spot," reportedly said the student. "With each blast of the gun, I thought I was going to die."

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab’s...READ MORE

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Pro-Choice Episcopal Bishop Says Climate Denial is a Moral Issue

03/31/2015 Comments (43)

Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church, who is pro-choice on the issue of life, says climate change denial is a "moral issue."

“Episcopalians understand the life of the mind is a gift of God and to deny the best of current knowledge is not using the gifts God has given you,” she reportedly said. “In that sense, yes, it could be understood as a moral issue.”

She continued by saying, “I think it is a very blind position. I think it is a refusal to use the best of human knowledge, which is ultimately a gift of God.”

Wow. Seems like a hard line, huh? Well Jefferts Schori takes a rather more...nuanced view on other issues such as life.

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Dear Doug Kmiec at al, Abortion is Not a Poverty Issue

03/26/2015 Comments (12)

You might recall Catholic law professor Doug Kmiec's political conversion in which he surprised many by going from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to supporting Barack Obama. He later went on to be Obama's ambassador to Malta and later ran for Congress, saying he wanted to be Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick.

When asked about his political turnaround considering the issue of abortion, Kmiec essentially argued that Obama was actually more pro-life than many Republicans because he supported poverty programs. Specifically, he said:

The Democrats had a brilliant strategy on abortion this year: Don't play the futile court speculation game. Instead, Obama's team promoted life in...READ MORE

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Making Abortion Clinics Safer is Unsafe. What?!

03/19/2015 Comments (27)

A bill to increase state regulations of abortion clinics is causing all sorts of crazy testimony from those opposing the bill at the state capitol in Nebraska.

The Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill that would require abortion clinics be defined as ambulatory surgical centers.

As Greg Schleppenbach of the Nebraska Catholic Conference says, abortion clinics must be equipped for emergencies. Makes sense, right? Oh but wait, the Nebraska Catholic Conference is anti-abortion so that's why they're actually supporting these measures, right? That's what's often said. But the two don't necessarily follow. In fact, it's quite logical that a group such as the Nebraska Catholic Conference...READ MORE

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Sooo, Would Pro-Life Abortionists Be OK?

03/11/2015 Comments (62)

Congress is being urged to considering overturning Washington D.C. legislation that could force religious and pro-life employers in our nation's capital to operate their businesses in ways counter to their beliefs.

The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA), says it would protect people from discrimination against from an employer because of their reproductive health choices.

Here's the wording:

To amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to ensure that individuals are protected from  10 discrimination by an employer, employment agency, or labor organization, based on an individual’s or dependent’s reproductive health decisions.

So, this bill, in short, is an attack on...READ MORE

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The New Guidelines for American Christians. 21st Century Edition

03/04/2015 Comments (90)

Being a Christian in American is not as easy as it used to be. And it's becoming increasingly clear that "Christian" aren't understanding this entirely so here's a new set of guidelines to help clarify any problems you might encounter.

One must only look at the recent cases such as the fire chief Kelvin Cochran who was fired for promulgating his belief in traditional marriage, or the bakers who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage, or simply the numerous institutions battling the HHS Mandate in courts across the country to see that Christians are still resisting.

The new (and IMPROVED!!!) guidelines are as follows:

The first amendment which states in part, "Congress shall make...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.