This one actually seems worse than the first one...if that's possible. Planned Parenthood is ok with killing girls in the womb for the crime of being girls in the womb. You know why? Because the check clears. That's all they care about. Check out the vid at Live Action. Continue reading>>>
I think this is what happens when you tick off both sides o the abortion debate. It's funny, Planned Parenthood absolutely went to war with a breast cancer research orgaization yet it's the Republicans who are waging a war on women? Komen would've been better off by sticking to its guns and refusing to fund Big Abortion. This is sad to see:
Pro-Life Wisconsin: Innnnnnnnnnnteresting. But, nope, clearly not related to Komen's decision earlier this year to stand with Planned Parenthood. Michelle Heitzinger, executive director of the South Central Wisconsin Komen affiliate (ie, Madison), recently gave a talk about the Komen-Planned Parenthood flap. Listen to Heitzinger describe herself as a recovering Catholic who "loves" Planned Parenthood here.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/31/2012 11:09:00 PM
I can't even imagine how geologists can say an earthquake happened on a particular day 2,000 years before but they seem to think they can:
Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday April 3, 33 A.D. The latest investigation, reported in the journal International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion:Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/31/2012 09:32:00 PM
How ridiculous is this. You know, because the Founders of the country were definitely for same-sex "marriage."
The Boston-based First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. DOMA doesn’t invalidate same-sex marriages in states that permit them, such as Massachusetts, but the law denies same-sex couples federal benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex couples, such as the ability to file joint federal tax returns and receive survivor benefits if one spouse dies.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/31/2012 09:29:00 PM
Disturbing. And I fear frightfully accurate:
A new book by a Professor Emeritus at Fordham University is an autobiographical account of his journey towards self acceptance of his sexual relationship with a former priest. And, of course, it’s published by Fordham Press. And according to Dr. Jeff Mirus of Catholic Culture, this book is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with Catholic colleges today.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/31/2012 03:05:00 PM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—which he described as “the highest civilian honor this country can bestow"--on retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote a Supreme Court opinion arguing that a woman was exercising her right to "liberty" when she hired a doctor to kill her child through the procedure known as partial-birth abortion.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/30/2012 05:02:00 PM
There's soemthing seriously wrong with Obama. Seriously.
Oy vey! Via Weekly Standard: President Obama met yesterday with “about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders, thanking them for the work they do to improve communities around the country and discussed their shared commitment to rebuilding the U.S. economy,” Haaretz reports.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/30/2012 04:58:00 PM
He writes in the New York Times of his persection and how it continues:
SINCE I arrived in the United States on May 19, people have asked me, “What do you want to do here?” I have come here to study temporarily, not to seek political asylum. And while I pursue my studies, I hope that the Chinese government and the Communist Party will conduct a thorough investigation of the lawless punishment inflicted on me and my family over the past seven years.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/30/2012 12:42:00 PM
Who'd a thunk that an organization that makes millions off killing the unborn would lie about their enemies.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund will be airing this ad attacking Mitt Romney:Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/30/2012 12:37:00 PM
Check out this poster. I think it asks a rather pertinent question. Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/29/2012 04:13:00 PM
All things are of less importance than the right to kill children in the womb. Think about the fact that these so called feminists are so twisted in their beliefs that they think fighting for the right to kill a girl for the crime of being a girl in the womb is pro-woman.
Dem Congresswoman Judy Chu Defends Planned Parenthood For Encouraging Sex-Selection Abortions…Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/29/2012 04:10:00 PM
The disastrous "bad governance" legacy of Vatican II and John Paul II
Posted by Patrick Archbold at 5/29/2012 01:49:00 PM
This is a great story from Live Action:
A light drizzle falls from the gray sky as Vicki Klein walks along the crooked sidewalk, bundled up in her raincoat and scarf to stay warm on the chilling January afternoon. She reaches the end of the sidewalk and turns around, retracing her steps once again for what might be the hundredth time today. The sidewalk has uncut grass on one side and a parking lot on the other, filled with seven cars. Vicki is careful not to cross the line that separates the sidewalk and the parking lot. She doesn’t want to cause any trouble. The rain continues, but she does not stop, for Vicki walks with a purpose. The purpose has compelled Vicki to walk this sidewalk every single day for the past 33 years. She walks for the people who cross the line into the parking lot. She walks for the women who enter the door. She walks for the unborn.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/28/2012 08:24:00 PM
What a jerk. Newsbusters reports:
Effete: affected, overrefined, and ineffectual; see "Chris Hayes." OK, I appended the name of the MSNBC host to the dictionary definition. But if ever you wanted to see the human embodiment of the adjective in action, have a look at the video from his MSNBC show this morning of the too-refined-by-half Hayes explaining why he is "uncomfortable" in calling America's fallen military members "heroes." Hayes is worried that doing so is "rhetorically proximate" to justifications for more war. Oh, the rhetorical proximity! View the video after the jump.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/28/2012 11:53:00 AM
They're gonna' try to ignore us to death:
When the University of Notre Dame wins a football game, it’s headlines. When Notre Dame loses a football game, it’s headlines. When Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins decides to honor President Barack Obama, it’s a decision that launches a thousand headlines. Simply put, Notre Dame makes headlines. But when arguably the nation’s best-known Catholic university–together with the U.S. bishops’ Catholic University of America, Franciscan University of Steubenville, the University of St. Francis, and a number of dioceses and other Catholic institutions–sues the Obama administration for attempting to strip Catholic institutions of their religious freedom, it’s met with all but silence by the media.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/24/2012 03:38:00 PM
You know, I'm starting to think that the media thinks anyone who's not for Obama is racist.
Once again last night, President Obama faced an embarrassing showing in Democratic Party primaries, winning only 58.3 percent of the votes of Arkansas Democrats and 57.9 percent of Kentucky ones. Once again, in covering the story, the Washington Post buried the news placing the development on page A6. The last time the president faced such an embarrassingly low showing, the Post put its coverage of federal inmate Keith Judd's stunning 40 percent showing in West Virginia's Democratic primary on page A4. This time around, Post editors gave readers a misleading subheadline that invoked an all-too-predictable liberal bogeyman: "His struggles in Appalachia, parts of South could be attributed to racism, some say."Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/24/2012 07:12:00 AM
Florida teen has diploma withheld, ordered to clean school gym after Tebowing during graduation ceremony. He wasn't even serious and he got punished. Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/24/2012 07:09:00 AM
My hopes aren't high but I want this to happen real badly:
Some Dem screams “war on women” in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1. Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded — HuffPo Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/22/2012 11:57:00 PM
For fifteen long years I’ve lived with the pain, shame and guilt associated with my past. In that time I’ve experienced denial, anger, and depression. It wasn’t till my conversion to Catholicism that I finally sought the reconciliation my soul needed. Once I received the grace of forgiveness I was charged with the next most important task of my life… to tell as many women as I can how horrible, evil and despicable abortion is.
Posted by Patrick Archbold at 5/22/2012 07:16:00 PM
St. Peter's List reports:
Listers, as most Catholics know May 13th is the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady in Fatima. Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Fatima is quite popular due to the various prophecies that Our Lady graced the shepherd children with but also what she commands the children to do. Many traditionalists around the globe continue to heed the commands of the Virgin Mary till this very day. Devotion to the Virgin by way of praying the Rosary daily and wearing the Brown Scapular increased due to the council and warnings of Our Lady in Fatima although the revelations of these devotions were around long before this latest apparition.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/22/2012 03:26:00 PM
Big Hollywood reports:
Last Friday, thanks to a tip from a Citizen Journalist, Breitbart News broke the story of a new reality show MTV was casting that would follow young adults in a debasing quest to lose their virginity. Today, MTV has announced they are not going forward with the show:Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/22/2012 02:18:00 PM
The truth is that the more the state does, the less people feel individually inclined to help others. I'm not sure what comes first though - individual apathy that leads to a supposed need for more government or larger governments (borne from a desire to do good) that leads to individual apathy. I suspect in our case it's the latter but I think both lead to the same conclusion that societies with big government tend towards moral apathy.
Pope Benedict XVI defined solidarity as "a sense of responsibility on the part of everyone with regard to everyone," during a May 19 audience with members of Catholic charitable groups. Because everyone is obligated by the demands of solidarity, the Holy Father said, "it cannot therefore be merely delegated to the state." He stressed the need for individual involvement with those in need.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/22/2012 06:57:00 AM
Can't say I'm surprised. Horrified but not surprised.
A British citizen native to Taiwan was arrested in Bangkok Thursday after Thai police discovered in his belongings bodies of six tiny children, apparently all young enough to be victims of abortion, roasted and covered in gold leaf. The UK’s Independent newspaper reports that the children, aged between two and seven months’ gestation, were roasted “as part of a black magic ritual.” No word on whether any of the “foetuses” were still alive when the ritual began.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/22/2012 06:49:00 AM
But he won't stop doing it.
German Pablo Cardoso, a well-known abortion doctor in Argentina, said that every woman who undergoes an abortion is burdened with “sorrow” and guilt. In an interview with MDZ Radio, the 54-year-old Cardoso, who markets himself online as “Doctor Abortion,” called the procedure “a burden, a sorrow in the soul, and there is no woman who does not live with guilt.”Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/21/2012 09:58:00 PM
A few years ago, someone saying exactly what Michael J. Fox is now saying would've been attacked. Shows you how far we've come. Rebecca Teti writes:
The secular world seems at last to be catching up to the Church in recognizing the limits of embryonic stem cell research. In a recent interview with ABC News, Michael J. Fox, ESCR’s most prominent celebrity advocate, admits such research isn’t looking very promising.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/21/2012 03:56:00 PM
CMR buddy Cecilia's brother will soon be made a deacon. Yay. But he needs a car to perform his ministry. Every little bit helps.
The campaign started by our friends to raise money for my brother has become official! Donations can be made here. Charles will be working as a chaplain this summer at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and will need transportation to get down there and transportation once he is there. Two of his good friends took the initiative to start fundraising for him. Our goal is $5,000 is ten days. Please consider giving to the Soon-To-Be Deacon Chuck’s Vehicle Fund. Every little contribution adds up, so please give what you can.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/21/2012 03:53:00 PM
So besides being the first gay president, the first black president, he's also the first Injun' president.
Chief Tax-alota and his trusty sidekick Taxajaweah. Via Big Government: President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren have more in common than just their liberal political ideology, Harvard Law pedigree, and Democratic Party affiliation. Both claim Cherokee ancestry, and neither can prove it.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/21/2012 03:46:00 PM
Sad. Just sad.
The Archdiocese of Lima issued a statement clarifying the decision by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani to strip local priest Father Gaston Garatea of his ministerial faculties. On May 16, the archdiocese condemned what it called a “campaign of misinformation and discredit” launched against the cardinal by some in the media, stating that the priest is still able to exercise priestly ministry outside the cardinal's jurisdiction. Father Garatea – a member of the religious order titled the Congregation of the Sacred Heart – was privately sanctioned in recent days by Cardinal Cipriani over his public support for homosexual activists and criticism of priestly celibacy.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/21/2012 03:32:00 PM
This gets even more interesting. There's no way Obama didn't know this but surely he felt that saying he was born in Kenya was advantageous. What makes this hilarious is that no member of MSM ever found this:
Obama’s literary agent changed Barack Obama’s bio page in April 2007, two months after he announced his run for President of the United States in February 2007. Before that, Obama’s bio said he was born in Kenya.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/18/2012 03:21:00 PM
Terry Mattingly makes a great point at Get Religion:
Talk about burying the lede. The mainstream press has been on a tear ever since President Barack Obama announced that his liberal Christian faith had inspired him to change his beliefs on the definition of marriage. One of the most common stories, produced by news outlet after news outlet, has focused on the ways that this doctrinal issue has divided various groups of believers.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/17/2012 04:50:00 PM
I'm kinda meh on Facebook but I've never been good about keeping in touch with people and pretty much everyone I speak to is a kid who kinda' looks like me. Lisa Hendey ain't giving it up. No way.
Facebook buzz has reached a fever pitch this week as everyone’s favorite (or most detested) social network launches its initial public offering tomorrow. Some have questioned the skyrocketing value of Facebook, and plenty of others have questioned whether it has any merit at all and is not simply a collossal time dump. This article at CNN today discusses why one tech columnist won’t be ditching Facebook any time soon. I thought I’d chime in with my own take on that topic: •Facebook has helped me to remain connected with my loved ones, including my college son Eric.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/17/2012 04:38:00 PM
George Weigel writes:
The American narrative of the Catholic Church's struggles with the clerical sexual abuse of the young has been dominated by several tropes firmly set in journalistic concrete: that this was and is a "pedophilia" crisis; that the sexual abuse of the young is an ongoing danger in the Church; that the Catholic Church was and remains a uniquely dangerous environment for young people; that a high percentage of priests were abusers; that abusive behavior is more likely from celibates, such that a change in the Church's discipline of priestly celibacy would be important in protecting the young; that the Church's bishops were, as a rule, willfully negligent in handling reports of abuse; that the Church really hasn't learned any lessons from the revelations that began in the Long Lent of 2002. But according to an independent, $1.8 million study conducted by New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, commissioned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and released on May 18, every one of these tropes is false.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/17/2012 03:54:00 PM
This is pretty big news. Here's the thing. I never thought that Obama was born in Kenya but I did believe that there was a reason he never released his college records and that's because I think he said he was born in Kenya to further his chances of getting into Harvard. This story would seem to lend some confirmation of that. Breitbart reports:
The Vetting - Exclusive - Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/17/2012 03:49:00 PM
Pray Tell blog has this sad story:
Communion for the remarried: Swiss clergy and laity disobey, and head of German bishops calls for change in disciplineContinue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/16/2012 09:57:00 PM
Mall owner bans boxer from mall to show how tolerant he is. You have to read the tweet because it's hard to imagine how someone wrote it without any self reflection whatsoever.
Pacquiao Banned from L.A. Mall for Same-Sex Marriage OppositionContinue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/16/2012 04:55:00 PM
Dude, the actor portraying me is freaking Paul Giamatti and Patrick gets some leading man looking dude. Come on. I, by far, got the ugliest actor to portray me. I think in the sequel I'm gonna be played by Dennis Franz. Now, that's a good looking man. Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/16/2012 02:15:00 PM
He says it's not a national issue but a state one but then says that state laws about it are illegal.
When President Obama came out last week in favor of redefining marriage, he couched his opinion in the context of federalism, saying, “I think it is a mistake to — try to make what has traditionally been a state issue into a national issue.” During that same interview, however, he declared that a bipartisan law designed to protect states from judges who redefine marriage in other states, is “unconstitutional.” It’s very hard to square these two statements.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/15/2012 07:52:00 PM
We will not comply.
“Due to these changes in regulation by the federal government, beginning with the 2012-13 school year, the University 1) will no longer require that all full-time undergraduate students carry health insurance, 2) will no longer offer a student health insurance plan, and 3) will no longer bill those not covered under a parent/guardian plan or personal plan for student health insurance,” the college said.
Posted by Patrick Archbold at 5/15/2012 02:08:00 PM
This is a pretty interesting poll. Check it out on Facebook.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/15/2012 09:08:00 AM
Deacon Dance writes:
Have you ever noticed that great evils are hidden in confusing words? Hitler’s “Final Solution” sounds rather positive, like everything is going to be fixed. “Eugenics” sounded so scientific that it was taught in most colleges, even to the point that here in America, that Land of the Free, we had laws for the sterilization of what we termed “imbeciles”. Makes Eugenics sound a bit darker when you think of it in that light. This couching of evil realities behind confusing or positive sounding words has a long history.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/15/2012 09:05:00 AM
Darn. There's just not enough cheerleaders for killing babies anymore. LifeSitenews.com reports:
When Nancy Keenan, the head of America’s oldest abortion lobby, told the Washington Post she was stepping down, she cited a grim fact that she had noticed for years: abortion supporters just aren’t as young or zealous as their pro-life counterparts anymore. “While most young, antiabortion voters see abortion as a crucial political issue, NARAL’s own internal research does not find similar passion among abortion-rights supporters,” wrote the Post’s Sarah Kliff. “If the pro-choice movement is to successfully defend abortion rights, Keenan contends, it needs more young people in leadership roles, including hers.”Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/14/2012 09:10:00 PM
Christina Martin of Live Action writes:
I’m a 30-year-old black woman who’s proudly a virgin. Living in America, in 2012, I might be seen as a triple-minority. Some think I’m missing out, depriving myself, allowing my personal and religious beliefs to stifle the passions of my soul. It’s no wonder people think that way. Our culture is sex-saturated. When I was in high school, the MTV reality show “The Real World” was about people of different genders, races, and political and spiritual beliefs living together in hopes to challenge stereotypes and develop authentic friendships. Now the show’s more about how many attractive people can get drunk and sleep together in an episode.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/14/2012 08:54:00 PM
I think this is good news. If children don't see nuns or priests it won't even occur to them that they too could be called.
It took two years, but the Catholic Diocese of Charleston has put in place a strategy where no strategy was before. It’s a special kind of outreach — or maybe it should be called inreach. Through aggressive use of social media, as well as regular visits to Catholic schools, parishes and other institutions in the state, diocese officials are hoping to find and encourage future priests. The Rev. Jeffrey Kirby, vicar of vocations for the diocese, now works from a Charleston office in the Drexel House on Wentworth Street. He was appointed to the job two years ago, soon after the Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone took over as bishop.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/14/2012 08:18:00 AM
Who'd a thunk alienating at least half the country wasn't a good idea for a television show. Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/13/2012 10:35:00 PM
Greece’s possible exit from the euro area moved to the center of Europe’s debt-crisis debate, with officials beginning to weigh the fallout of a withdrawal even as authorities in Athens struggled to form a government.
Posted by Patrick Archbold at 5/13/2012 10:07:00 PM
Frank Weathers writes:
Hey y’all. Didn’t you know that Jesus didn’t say nothin’ about homosexuality in the Bible? True story. You ain’t gonna find Our Lord say that particular word nowheres in the Scriptures. It’s like he never heard of that situation. Heck, everbody knows that if Jesus didn’t say it, it don’t exist. Right? Just ask Stephen Colbert.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/13/2012 09:46:00 PM
I'm glad Karen Edmisten wrote this book "after miscarriage." A lot of folks go through this and often nobody around them even knows:
When I lost my second child to miscarriage nearly 20 years ago, I searched Catholic bookstores in vain for a book on miscarriage. I suffered interiorly for years, until my parish held a healing Mass on Feb. 2 (feast of the Presentation) for mothers who had lost a baby. It was an extraordinary evening of grace. We named our babies, writing their names on certificates which were laid upon the altar as we entrusted them to Christ. Relishing the peace I found in this Mass, I thought, Someone should write a book for Catholic mothers who have miscarried. I am grateful that such a book has been written by gifted writer and devout Catholic Karen Edmisten. It is an exquisite collection of reflections that tenderly embrace the bruised soul of a grieving mother.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/12/2012 08:47:00 PM
The invitation to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is nothing short of a slap in the face of the bishops. Please sign your name to the petition which will be sent to Georgetown.
Dear President DeGioia: It has come to the attention of The Cardinal Newman Society and the following signers that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been granted the honor of speaking at the commencement [diploma] ceremony for Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute on Friday, May 18. We strongly urge you to withdraw the invitation to Secretary Sebelius immediately.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/12/2012 08:39:00 PM
Fr. Martin Fox is on vacation and I'm having a delightful time following along as he goes to cheap motels, to a Zac Brown concert (wish I was there), and a few bars. You can find him at Bonfire of The Vanities and enjoy. Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/12/2012 08:35:00 PM
This is the kind of thing I read and I thank God for smarty-pants people who are able to articulate history and how it relates to the horrifyingly similar present. Lucetta Scaraffia writes in L'Osservatore Romano:
The book by Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche, Die Freigabe der Venrichtung lebensunwerten Lebens (allowing the destruction of life unworthy of living) which came out in Germany in 1920 has at last been translated into Italian (in English it is: Permitting the Destruction of Unworthy Life: Its Extent and Form, translated by W.E. Wright, in Issues in Law and Medicine 1992, 8:231-265). I say “at last”, because this is a text that marks a watershed. It has inspired many important reflections that are only partially explained in the introduction on 19th-century history – very concentrated at the legal level – by the two editors, Ernesto De Cristofaro and Carlo Saletti. It reveals, in fact, that as well as the good fortune enjoyed in Germany in the first half of the 20th century – at the time of the rise of Nazism the definition of euthanasia in the well known Brockhaus Encyclopedia was inspired by their work and quoted them – reflection on eugenics, taken to its extremes, was widespread and was shared even before the Nazis came to power thanks to learned academics which the Nazis were not.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/12/2012 08:21:00 PM
Dave Miller PhD wrote this very interesting piece for Apologetics Press:
The Quran’s confusion regarding the person of Jesus manifests itself repeatedly—a confusion that reflects the misconceptions and misrepresentations of the New Testament that were prevalent within Christendom in the sixth and seventh centuries, which, in turn, were mistakenly accepted into the Quran. For example, consider the Quran’s report of Allah’s communication with Mary regarding Jesus:Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/12/2012 06:14:00 PM
The Media Report has the story:
The left-wing National Catholic Reporter newspaper is suggesting that a newly discovered 27-year-old letter somehow may be evidence that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles knew that a priest it had welcomed from England had been accused of child abuse there. In fact, even a cursory look at the 1985 letter reveals that such a claim is blatantly untrue!Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/12/2012 10:32:00 AM
This is just beautiful writing from Sherry. A must read:
My father has Alzheimer's. It keeps him from saying everything he thinks, sometimes in mid-sentence, but we still get occasional puns and stories that our hearts gobble like truffles. Often his deepest communication, though, is non-verbal: the smile that says, "I know you" from across the room. It is enough. My three-year-old has Down syndrome. When the rest of the world hears, "Ahhh. Rahh!" I know it means, "the dogs next door should come out so I can bark at them." Jumping up and down at the end of the driveway is his way of saying, "the bus is late and I want to go to school." Most of his communication is non-verbal; his actual words strike the heart. He says "IRUVYOU" at bedtime. He nods his head when we repeat it. It may never get clearer, but it's there and he means it with his whole heart. It is enough.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/10/2012 08:18:00 PM
If I hadn't had my tear ducts removed in the 4th grade (without anasthesia) I'd have been in trouble on this one. Just too beautiful:
PURE LOVE. Six year-old Michael surprised his US Marine father. Michael walked to his dad for the first time when his father returned home from war. Absolutely wonderful.(Warning: You may need a Kleenex for this one!)Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/10/2012 01:35:00 PM
I agree sorta' but I actually don't think Obama believes in a God not named Barack.
Franklin Graham said President Obama has “shaken his fist” at God by announcing his support for same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, Obama voiced his support for same-sex marriage, saying he was taking a personal position on the issue.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/10/2012 12:12:00 PM
I'm sure this won't stop some dopey judge from saying otherwise but it's a good thing:
Georgia Governor, Republican Nathan Deal has signed an amended “historical display” law that will allow America’s founding documents as well as the Ten Commandments and the Magna Carta to be posted at schools and other government buildings in addition to the courthouses as the original bill allowed.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/10/2012 07:24:00 AM
Obama To Supporters After Gay Marriage Flip: Donate To My Campaign “If You Agree”…Shameless.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/09/2012 11:22:00 PM
These diplomatic steps and these tightened sanctions reflect a wide consensus about the dangers that an Iranian nuclear weapon would bring.
But those dangers, ranging from the risk of further proliferation to the likelihood that a nuclear Iran would be an even bolder supporter of terrorism, do not affect all nations equally. In fact, they are a matter of principle but not much of a danger to many countries, while of much greater interest to Iran’s immediate neighbors and to the United States. And then there is Israel. The dangers it faces from an Iranian nuclear weapon are unique and, I will argue, are dangers no nation should be asked to accept.
Posted by Patrick Archbold at 5/09/2012 11:10:00 PM
Ack! Not another one.
DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in America, has invited one of the foremost population control advocates who once called Christianity “the most dangerous of devotions” to speak at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and College of Science and Health commencement ceremony. E.O. Wilson, a Harvard professor and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize who once called humans “an environmental abnormality,” is scheduled to speak at DePaul University’s commencement on June 10th.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/09/2012 09:30:00 PM
Hey, at least some at Georgetown are standing up for the Church:
Patrick J. Deneen, who is soon to leave his post as Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, has launched a campaign to obtain Georgetown faculty signatures on a letter asking Georgetown President John J. DeGioia to rescind an invitation to “pro-choice” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the Jesuit university on commencement day.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/09/2012 03:13:00 PM
A sitcom featuring a gay couple and their adopted daughter was honored last week by Catholics in Media (CIMA), a group which purports to recognize movies and television shows that “[make] clearer the Word of God” and “help us better understand what it is to be part of the human family.”Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/08/2012 11:56:00 PM
This is huge:
As you know, North Carolina voters go to the polls tomorrow with an opportunity to become the 31st state to adopt a constitutional amendment on marriage. The latest polling data suggests that support for the amendment is stabilizing after a massive barrage of misleading ads from pro-SSM groups in the state. But polling models—especially in low-turnout primary elections—are heavily dependent on likely voter predictions. It all comes down to turnout.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/07/2012 10:23:00 PM
I love the stories on this website "Parenting is Funny" because it makes me feel like mabe I'm not the worst parent ever.
When I hauled myself out of bed, not nearly refreshed, I was soon greeted by a very red face. No, it wasn’t that my two-year-old daughter was embarrassed, though she should have been. It wasn’t that she’d been hitting the wine bottle, not that I would have preferred that. It was that my five-year-old had gotten her hands on my expensive lipstick, the kind that, once you apply it, you better hope you did a good job because it’s not going to budge for hours.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/07/2012 10:11:00 PM
Oh my! Georgetown doubling down.
A former dean of the Georgetown University institute that will host Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a graduation day speaker on May 18 calls the “pro-choice” Cabinet member “an inspiration for our students” at the Jesuit university. “She will be an excellent speaker,” Judy Feder, the former dean who is now a professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), told The Cardinal Newman Society. ”We’ve been fortunate to have Cabinet secretaries before. Secretary Sebelius is a great inspiration to our students.”Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/07/2012 03:09:00 PM
You know, anyone who is for traditional marriage is called "outside the mainstream" and "extreme" but if that's true why won't the White House just come out and say they're for traditional marriage. Oh, it's because there's an election coming. Check out how laughable their position is at Ace.
Joe Biden announces he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage, and lauds it as only being about "who do you love," while still refusing to actually endorse it. His whole pitch here is that "people are beginning to understand" -- that is, he's almost straight-up admitting he's lying, and that he (and Obama) are in favor of gay marriage, but are waiting for the public to fully "understand."Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/07/2012 01:50:00 PM
Comedy gold. Except they're perfectly serious.
Climate “Scientists” Publish Study Saying Permanent Recession Needed To Stop Global Warming…Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/07/2012 01:11:00 PM
Beautiful and tragic.
Avery Lynn Canahuati passed away on Monday. She was a little shy of 6 months old. She suffered from a rare genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the #1 genetic disorder that causes death in children under 2. She was diagnosed on 4/6/12. She lived less than a month after her family received the news.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/03/2012 10:26:00 PM
In this post you get Monsignor Pope, you get Pope Benedict and you get Fr. Barron. Come on, you can't beat that.
Cardinal Wuerl shared with the priests of this Archdiocese (at the Chrism Mass last month) the full remarks of Pope Benedict that were given during the ad limina visit by bishops of this region. I had seen excerpts, but never the full set of remarks. They are powerful and ought to receive careful consideration by us all.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/03/2012 10:24:00 PM
Wesley Smith writes:
The Medical Intelligentsia is bound and determined to devolve medicine into a technocracy. A professional practices medicine, providing optimal care to each patient as individuals. A technocrat is a service provider who provides consumers with medical care according to check lists and rules created by bureaucrats and “experts”–and does so in the context of perceived or imposed duties to general society.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/03/2012 10:16:00 PM
This seems pretty wrongheaded, if you ask me:
On Tuesday I reported that the Tennessee legislature had overwhelmingly voted to protect religious liberty at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt, a non-religious private school and recipient of massive amounts of state and federal taxpayer dollars, had implemented a policy that required religious student groups to open themselves to non-religious leadership. In response, the legislature passed a bill that did two things: (1) protected religious liberty at all public universities in the state to prevent any policies similar to Vanderbilt’s, and (2) provided similar protections to students at non-religious colleges that were significant recipients of state funds (but with a one-year sunset provision). But now it appears that Tennessee governor Bill Haslam will use his first veto as governor to throw thousands of Christian students under the bus and hand a state-funded secular, leftist institution a critical public-policy and public-relations victory.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/03/2012 03:26:00 PM
Just a quick thought. President Obama called Sandra Fluke but not Chen Guangcheng. Tells you all you need to know. The Daily Beast interviews Chen Guangcheng. I on't mean to harp on this one story but this is just awful what we've done. Just awful.:
I’ve known Chen Guangcheng for more than a decade—he’s been through intimidation, beatings, jail, and extralegal house arrest—but through it all I never sensed he was scared. Now he’s scared. Chen, whose case has escalated into a bilateral crisis that threatens to dominate Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Beijing this week, was weeping as he talked to me over the phone from his hospital bed. Chen says he now wants to leave China as soon as possible: “My fervent hope is that it would be possible for me and my family to leave for the U.S. on Hillary Clinton’s plane.”Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/03/2012 08:42:00 AM
I love the pics in this one by Rebecca Frech:
The longer I blog, the more I read, the more I become convinced that there's an underground network of Christian people who have decided that laughter is a sin. I've been chastised for my sarcasm, seen others ridiculed for their satire, and read the comments of too-many-to-count who seem to think faith=no sense of humor. Well, I hate to break it to those people, but God's funny. It's often a dry sense of humor which makes you question if He was serious or not, but sometimes it's flat out slapstick....and the sarcasm? I love it! Do you realize that if sarcasm were a sin there'd be no Irishmen in Heaven? It's a fact. I know it is. Trust me. I've met quite a few IrishmenContinue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/02/2012 09:49:00 PM
I am horrified with what occured here. Honestly horrified. Hot Air has more:
I’ve been following this story all day since Ed’s post this morning and I still can’t keep straight what happened. According to Chen, the U.S. told him his wife would be beaten to death if he didn’t leave the embassy, which makes it sound like he was all but forced to go and left to the mercy of the ChiComs. According to the State Department, no such thing happened. Or did it? An American official denied that account. The official said Mr. Chen was told that his wife, Yuan Weijing, who had been brought to Beijing by the Chinese authorities while Mr. Chen was in the American Embassy, would not be allowed to remain in the capital unless Mr. Chen left the embassy to see her. She would be sent back to Mr. Chen’s home village in Shandong, where no one could guarantee her safety.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/02/2012 09:28:00 PM
He loved it.
Marvel’s The Avengers is awesomeness squared. It’s the apotheosis of the modern age of comic-book movies, the epitome of everything that Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor were and were trying to be. It is grand and geeky and rollicking good fun on an epic scale, and it gets practically everything right and very little wrong.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/02/2012 06:19:00 PM
...in voting for Time's Person of the Year. St. Peter's List has the story: Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/02/2012 05:49:00 PM
Come on. Who didn't see that coming? Adrienne is all fired up over it. Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/02/2012 04:43:00 PM
Ha! I can't believe this is an actual sign. Too funny because it's true. Check out LarryD's latest caption contest.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/02/2012 04:17:00 PM
You mean, Obama lies?!?!
Oh My: Obama Admits Parts Of His Book “Dreams From My Father” Are Fiction…Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/02/2012 01:11:00 PM
Wait. I thought Obamacare didn't have abortion funding. Oh and the little girl in the pic accompanying the story is mine as well as the tall girl next to her and you can see my shoe.
New GOP House Bill Stops Abortion Funding In Obamcare…Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/02/2012 07:01:00 AM
This is pretty darn effective and devestating:
Obama Ad: Remember, If Any SEALs Had Been Captured Or Killed, It Would Have Been Just Horrible... For Obama Yes. Just horrible for Obama.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/01/2012 10:23:00 PM
What does Father Z call it again? Hell's Bible? Yeah, that's accurate.
NY Times Journalists Again Reveal Why They Are Obsessed with Catholic Church Sex AbuseContinue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/01/2012 09:37:00 PM
Anthony and Cleopatra style.
This is where it all started for us. Some years ago, at the Peoples Improv Theater's first "Sketchprov" festival, we got the suggestions of "Tango" along with "Antony & Cleopatra" at the same time. What unfolded was something like this extremely historically accurate scene.Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/01/2012 03:48:00 PM
They'll say or do anything to keep the money train rolling into the abortuaries:
Today, the Susan B. Anthony List criticized the decision of a Texas Judge to grant a preliminary injunction to Planned Parenthood affiliates while they sue the state of Texas following the state’s decision to ban abortion providers from participating in the Texas Women’s Health Program. “Planned Parenthood, America’s abortion giant, is holding hostage the health care of low-income women across Texas in order to keep its pockets lined with taxpayer dollars,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “As Governor Perry has pointed out, Planned Parenthood clinics represent less than two percent of the more than 2,500 enrolled providers. By suing in court and demanding taxpayer funding, Planned Parenthood may leave the state with no choice but to end the Women’s Health Program in order to ensure that taxpayers are not forced to subsidize the abortion industry.”Continue reading>>>
Posted by matthew archbold at 5/01/2012 07:08:00 AM
Iowahawk is brilliantly funny. You have to see it to get it. Here's the text but please go see the picture: Breaking: Gay Marriage Oppo...
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