Matthew Archbold

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This is Where We Are Now

The power of story is at the heart of humanity. It's as if our hearts and minds are hardwired to learn through story. That's why so many of the old jokes start with “two guys walk into a bar...” Oh, okay. There's time, place, character and we're...

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Notre Dame Refuses to Revoke Honor of McCarrick — For Now

Last week, the Catholic University of America withdrew the honorary degree it had awarded to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick over a decade earlier. Fordham University had done the same earlier. In light of the very serious allegations that he...

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The Worst Most Perfect Catholic Story of 2018

This is it! It's the perfect story to precisely encapsulate our era of deranged self absorption, lunacy, and apathy. It couldn't be better. Put this story in a time capsule and if anyone ever wants to truly understand how things were going in...

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30 Years Later, Notre Dame Has Learned Nothing

Proving that they've learned absolutely nothing from the scandal when they honored President Barack Obama in 2009, the University of Notre Dame recently honored former Indiana Gov. Joseph Kernan with one of its highest honors despite his public...

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What Would A Justice Kavanaugh Mean for Catholic Education?

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Justice has ignited storms of protests from the left, mostly centered around the issue of abortion. But another issue promises to be the focus of some harsh questioning in the near...

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Amy Coney Barrett and Evander Holyfield's Ear

I remember years ago, plunking down the $50 to watch a Mike Tyson match and getting myself all worked up about it only to see it end in 34 seconds. All hype. No fight. I can't help but be reminded of this today. In what was supposed to kick off...

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Say, Rosaries and Eucharistic Adoration Might be Cool to Millennials

A few years ago, my nephew was playing a video game which had Gregorian chant playing as its soundtrack. I asked him about the music, and he said he didn't know what it was, but it was "really cool." I couldn't help but notice the irony. For...

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Stumbles Upon a Catholic Dogma

I love stories. I read a lot and I like going to the movies and watching quality television ... and some not so quality, to be honest. I truly believe that the human mind is made to respond to stories. Whenever Jesus wanted to explain something...

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Chris Pratt Talks God, Prayer, and the Soul to MTV

A funny thing happened at the MTV awards yesterday. Actor Chris Pratt, known for his work in the Jurassic World movies as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, accepted the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Generation Award and dropped some advice...

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Catholicism is NOT the Religion of Nice

One should always be wary of disagreeing with Chuck Norris. Always. But especially when he's speaking truth. The famous actor and martial artist recently urged parents to consider sending their children to more conservative colleges, including...