Matthew Archbold

They Just Don't Get It

The Vatican’s stunning request that the American bishops press pause on voting on a plan to address the abuse crisis highlighted the sad fact that they still just don't get it. When the news stories broke about sexual abuse over a decade and a...

Josef Mengele Escaped to Argentina and Became an Abortionist

In the early 1990's, Argentine authorities opened its archives to reveal that several Nazi war criminals found safe haven in South America, including Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as Auschwitz’s Angel of Death. Mengele is infamous for his...

The Seams of Civilization are Tearing

We have lost something. We have lost it because we broke it and we don't know which pieces to pick up. Destroying is always easier than building. This nation which was built on the motto “E Pluribus Unum” has become... fractured. Some seem to...

100 Years Ago, Hollywood Made an Anti-Abortion Movie

I keep reading that Hollywood wanted nothing to do with the new movie Gosnell because abortion is such a divisive topic. That, of course, is complete manure. They want nothing to do with pro-life movies because they hate pro-lifers. If they...

10 Ways the Mafia Isn't Like the Abortion Industry

Pope Francis recently compared the abortion industry to the mafia. If you ask me, that's not really being fair to the mafia though. Here are 10 ways the mafia is different than the abortion industry. 1) The mafia doesn’t receive millions in...

Twitter Does Job Georgetown Won't

So apparently, a Georgetown University professor tweeting about castrating senators who support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was too much for Twitter but not quite evil enough for Georgetown. How sad is that? This nominally Catholic...

The Worst Catholic School Parent/Teacher Meeting Ever

This is why you never bring a Big Gulp to a parent teacher meeting.  

There’s Only One Way Out from Here

The Church in America is in crisis. The lowest of lows. But I believe it's going to get worse. A lot, lot, lot, lot worse. We just had the Pennsylvania attorney general's report show credible allegations of 300 priests abusing 1,000 minors....

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...

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...