CreativeMinorityReport.com in my opinion is the best Catholic blog on the Internet. Yes, I’m also a BIG fan of LisaGraas.com & FatherZ (WDTPRS.com). Both of them will agree that the Brothers Archbold really were the fresh air the Catholic blogosphere needed.
Patrick & Matthew Archbold are also probably two of the most kind human beings I have encountered since starting AlwaysCatholic.com . (Ok so my grammar leaves alot to be desired ;) ) I was reading their blog & felt inspired to contact them for some help. They obliged. Big time! Their generosity and their advice has helped us become a recognized blog. We thank them with the deepest of gratitude for everything they have done to help us. Now, I come to the reason why I am giving my dear colleagues (and I hope friends) the credit they deserve.
The Brothers Archbold fit the description “Always Catholic”. It is not possible to pray the Rosary on your knees everyday (especially if you have 5 kids!) or to go to a Weekly Novena when the kids need to be bathed. Its not possible to take part in a daily Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament when two of your kids are sick and you have to call out of work to take care of them because your wife is sick also. Its not possible to go to Church for Vespers when you get home from work tired with a headache and now its YOUR turn to take care of the kids so the wife can get a 15 minute shower and maybe get a phone call into her sister. These things are possible for single people or the Religious who dedicates their lives to the Church.
What happens to those like Pat and his brother Matt who give everything to blog for the Faith? They are guys like most of us out there that have children and families that love the Faith, but have busy, dutiful lives and think we can’t find the time to be “Catholic”.
Alas, but that’s what it is to being “Always Catholic”! Doing what most of us do everyday, striving to do the right thing giving all to God the glory,living in accordance with our Faith and spending what little time we have trying to spread the Truth of our Church. This is the “Little Way” that our darling Saint Therese taught us in this last century; that the daily things we do in our “Little Way” allow us to be “Always Catholic”.
Pat & Matt Archbold understand this. CMReport is their “Little Way” to Heaven. “The Super Bowl of Babies’ is the kind of piece that MUST be done in the Catholic blogoshphere. MUST is the operative word.
We can carry the mantle “Catholic” until we are blue in the face, but if we are not ready to talk the talk and walk the walk, then we are NOT Catholic is the kind of piece that MUST be done in the Catholic blogoshphere. MUST is the operative word. We can carry the mantle “Catholic” until we are blue in the face, but if we are not ready to talk the talk and walk the walk, then we are NOT Catholic.
So, AlwaysCatholicBlog now thanks you, dear Archbold Brothers. Thank you for giving us hope that Sainthood and holiness comes in all shapes and sizes. That our “Little Way” to Heaven can be found at the end of a computer. That we CAN BE “Always Catholic.”
by Pat Archbold
National Catholic Register
Matt & Pat Archbold Blog
Monday, November 15, 2010
It is half time during the Super Bowl. You just watched some funny commercials from Doritos, Budweiser, or Geico. Then the next commercial hits the tube. This commercial shows dead babies.
A small group of anti-abortion-rights advocates are hoping to recruit a presidential candidate so they can run graphic ads showing aborted fetuses during the Super Bowl, Congress.org reports.
The group hopes to employ the same tactic used during the midterm elections by Missy Smith, an anti-abortion-rights activist who unsuccessfully ran for Washington, D.C., delegate. Smith “took advantage of federal rules that prevent broadcasters from censoring election ads unless they defame others or violate copyright,” according to Congress.org. In the early 1990s, the Federal Communications Commission and federals court ruled that graphic abortion images are not indecent.
I think it is clever to use election law to force networks to broadcast pro-life ads at which they would otherwise balk. That said, I am of two minds about this.