Matthew Archbold

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When We Suffer, We Walk the Royal Road of the Cross

We have largely outsourced death to hospices and nursing homes. We have come to expect that all suffering be banished with high doses of medication. And like any cultural change, these decisions have an impact. Sometimes we don’t see that impact...

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Supreme Court Says Catholic Schools Can Be Catholic

Catholics should be celebrating. I know the world seems a little crazy right now and Catholics, at least the online ones, seem to be at each other’s throats for various reasons. There’s also a great deal of confusion in the Church right now. But...

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St. Joan of Arc as Seen by Shakespeare, Mark Twain and St. Thérèse

I’m pretty sure boasting is not an activity many saints take part in but if they did, no other saint could strut around the pearly gates asking everyone if plays and stories about them written about them by such diverse authors such as William...

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Remember This Heroic Priest on Memorial Day

On June 20, 2009, Lt. Col. Father Timothy Vakoc passed away. Five years before on Mary 29, 2004, Father Vakoc was terribly injured when he was ordered to return to Mosul as some troops had been injured and required his presence. But on his way,...

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Don’t Call Male Litigants ‘Male,’ Judge Orders

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a little confused as to what people mean by “science” these days. You lost me when we were supposed to pretend “potential human” was a scientific designation.  Science was never my strong suit but I looked up a few...

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Don Shula (1930-2020) Sought True Perfection in Jesus Christ

Don Shula achieved perfection. His legacy as one of the greatest NFL coaches in the history of the game is set. He twice led the Miami Dolphins to Super Bowl wins and in one of those seasons he achieved the only perfect winning season.  His...

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How Joe Biden Celebrated the Day of a Pro-Abortion Victory

Please allow me to bring you back to 1990. President George H. W. Bush nominated David Souter for a Supreme Court seat. But nobody knew where Souter was on many major issues. The man was a walking tabula rasa. Pro-lifers were nervous and...

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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...