Matthew Archbold

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ESPN Profiles Basketball Star Who Became a Poor Clare

University of Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma called Shelly Pennefather the “Larry Bird of women’s basketball.” She was at one time the highest-paid female basketball player in the world. This is a wonderful story about her...

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The Man Who Saved Two Popes

Archbishop Paul Casimir Marcinkus led an...interesting life. The fact that he likely saved the lives to two popes and is not heralded as a one of the greatest Vatican heroes worthy of statues, movie trilogies, and fan fiction should tell you that...

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Who Are We Celebrating with Apollo 11?

We are marking the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. I suppose anything that has occurred could be considered part of history and therefore “historic” but the term is typically saved for those moments that are worthy of...

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The Witches are Back

Suppose, my dear Chadd, suppose it is we who are the idiots because we are not afraid of devils in the dark? —G.K. Chesterton   The ever-swirling winds of doctrinal fads over the past century have seen millions worshiping at the altars of...

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I’m Not Attending the Straight Pride Parade This Year

Okay, guys. I’m in my garage building my float for the straight pride parade. I know, I know. When you think straight pride the image of a float isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But I’m new to this identity politics thing. Short, fat...

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The Conversion and Persecution of J.R.R. Tolkien's Mother

Courageous faith in the face of persecution has inspired millions. One can’t over estimate the consequences of Christian courage. I’ve long wondered is St. Stephen's forgiving of his murderers, his love in the face of violence had an impact on...

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If Roe v. Wade Goes Away...

If I’m being honest, I don’t trust Justice Roberts or Kavanaugh yet to stand up to the immense pressure that will be brought to bear on them for even considering overturning Roe v. Wade. The media would be apoplectic and apocalyptic. The judges...

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What Makes “Easter Worshippers” Sound So Tin-Eared? Context.

The phrasing of statements from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has raised the interest and ire of many Christians. In response to the Sri Lanka massacre that targeted Churches and hotels on Easter morning, the two of them, instead of saying the...

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New Medicare-for-All Bill Includes Free Abortion

Surprise, surprise. The latest bill that has become a popular banner for many Democrat presidential candidates to march under, including Senators Bernie Sanders Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, is the...

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Why Tiger Woods is More Than a Sports Story

It was impossible to be on the sidelines of a pee-wee ballfield or sitting side court at your daughter’s basketball game Sunday and not talk about the feat of Tiger Woods claiming his first major title in 11 years. It was something more than...