Matthew Archbold

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Is the Pro-Life Movement Racist?

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe’s Twitter feed is a relentless parade of unintentional comedy but recently he stepped up his game and performed one of the most cringetastic internet face plants since the grape crushing lady fell out of her...

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Newsweek: Say, What's Wrong with Cannibalism Anyway?

I suppose once your culture allows executing infants in the womb and euthanizing the elderly, it’s no surprise that the taboo on cannibalism might be next. Newsweek recently ran a piece authored by two university lecturers from the U.K....

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When Joseph Stalin’s Daughter Became Catholic

Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of the murderous dictator Joseph Stalin, renounced materialism and converted to Catholicism. Joseph would not have approved. In fact, Svetlana once reportedly told an editor of National Review that “my father would...

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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...