Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Catholics parishioners across the U.S. protested during the Our Father Sunday in defiance of Pope Francis, who said that parishioners who kneel during the

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Donald R. McClarey

Give Me That Old Time Religion

Something for the weekend.  Give Me That Old Time Religion.  The origins of this hymn are unknown.  Probably a black spiritual, its roots may go back to English folk songs.  It was popularized in 1873 by Charles Tillman and has

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Donald R. McClarey

The Pope and the Archangel

      In 1947 Father Domenico Pechenino related what he had witnessed over six decades before. “I do not remember the exact year. One morning the great Pope Leo XIII had celebrated a Mass and, as usual, was attending

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Fear

Father Z explains why more priests and clerics do not speak out about this mad pontificate:   My friend Fr. Ray Blake, PP of Brighton, has a stupendous post today about FEAR.   HERE  He was asked to sign the Correctio Filialis

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SCIENCE!! Says: Having Babies Is Bad!

Before we even dig into the reasons that allegedly support that headline, let’s talk about some category confusion. “Science” tells us what is, not what ought to be. Unless “worst” is qualified (e.g., the worst slope of a hill for

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Feral Cats and My Welfare State

Two years ago in a very harsh winter I set out food for three feral cats that hung around our garage across the road.  We set out a dish of dry food inside the garage and replenished it once a

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Donald R. McClarey

De Mortuis Nihil Nisi Bonum: An Exception

Pornographer Hugh Hefner has died at 91.  His time had come and passed long ago.  Playboy magazine has been losing boatloads of money for some time, long ago superseded by ubiquitous internet porn.  It recently adopted the desperate tactic of

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Donald R. McClarey

Communism: Next Time for Sure

  “You will find that all the arguments in favor of king-craft were of this class; they always bestrode the necks of the people, not that they wanted to do it, but because the people were better off for being

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Negative Stereotypes

The Pope is concerned that people simply do not want illegal aliens colonizing their homelands:   VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday launched a two-year education campaign about the plight of migrants to counteract mounting anti-immigrant sentiment in

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Donald R. McClarey

Roy Moore Wins

West Point grad, Vietnam Vet, and former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, decisively beat incumbent Luther Strange in the Republican primary and will now go to the general election in Alabama on December 12 against Democrat

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Debate?

Some fanboys and girls of the Pope are taking the Filial Correction of the Pope as a joke.  It is not:   To resolve the impasse between Pope Francis and those who have grave reservations about his teaching, Cardinal Gerhard

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Why No Cardinals

Why did no cardinals sign the petition for filial correction of the Pope?  Apparently that was by design:     After the release of the historic ‘filial correction’ to the Pope on the weekend, many concerned Catholics have wondered why

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Donald R. McClarey

Stalin is Still Dead

Strong language advisory as to the below video:     I have long thought that there was a hilarious dark comedy waiting to be written about the power struggle that occurred in the Soviet Union after the death of Stalin. 

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Who speaks for science?

“We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and truths and modern science…”–Leonard DiCaprio, Address at Yale University. I have a better idea.   Rather than actors (who didn’t graduate high school, but did get

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Donald R. McClarey

Alvin C. York Addresses the 82nd Division

  I had orders to report to Brigadier General Lindsey, and he said to me, “Well, York, I hear you have captured the whole damned German army.” And I told him I only had 132. Alvin C. York    

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Donald R. McClarey

The Left and Instapundit Remind Us of Why Trump is President

WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Politicization Of Everything. Healthy democracies have ample room for politics but leave a larger space for civil society and culture that unites more than divides. With the politicization of the National Football League and the national

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Filial Correction

Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register brings us the latest development in this bizarre ponitificate:     A group of clergy and lay scholars from around the world have taken the very rare step of presenting Pope Francis with a

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Donald R. McClarey

And At the Hour of Our Death

      Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them

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Donald R. McClarey

Mormon Long March

  One of the oddest episodes in American military history occurred during the Mexican War.  In 1846 the Mormons were beginning their epic trek West which would end with their carving a Mormon Zion out of the wilderness in what

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: That 70’s Show

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:     USCCB spokesman, Bishop Roger Belvedere confirmed this week that any Catholic organization attempting to make themselves appear current will be suppressed, as “anything

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Donald R. McClarey

How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down On the Farm?

    Something for the weekend.   How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down On the Farm?  With music by Walter Donaldson and words by Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis, the humorous song became immensely popular in 1919, especially with troops

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Donald R. McClarey

Belated Speak Like a Pirate Day

  To all pirates I have but one thing to say:  amateurs. Donald R. McClarey     (Ah, me hearties, I am gob struck that I forgot that Tuesday twas International Speak Like a Pirate Day!  Me humble apologies!)  

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Lavender Mafia

Father Z reminds us that perhaps the most powerful element among the powers that be at the Vatican is the Lavender Mafia:   At the Jesuit-operated organ Amerika I saw on 18 September an op-ed by San Diego’s (Berkeley Jesuit trained)

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Donald R. McClarey

Patton and the Tank: A Love Affair Begins

  Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond. Brigadier General Hugh Elles, Commander British Tank Corps, Battle of Cambrai       Captain George S. Patton was not a happy man.  A personal aide to General

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: His Answer

George Orwell would have found Pope Francis fascinating:   One year ago to this day, four Cardinals submitted five yes-or-no questions to Pope Francis asking him if his 2016 exhortation on marriage and the family — Amoris Laetitia — conforms

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

How can I not be a Captive Audience?

TV everywhere, and not the TV of one’s choice!   Today I took my wife to a pain intervention clinic at our local medical center.  In the waiting room I was forced to listen to a tirade by Ellen deGeneris

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Pope Luther Was Looking For?

America, the Jesuit rag, published a fan letter from a liberal Lutheran who loves Pope Francis:   Dear Pope Francis, Maybe you have heard: 2017 is a big year for Lutherans. Many are giddy with excitement as we commemorate the

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump UN Speech

  President Trump was very undiplomatic in his speech at the UN:  he told the truth:   Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates, welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

The Death of Cassini

There’s a beautiful article by Paul Greenberg on the death of Cassini, the Saturn explorer–I can’t add much to it, other than these few thoughts on AI (artificial intelligence).   Despite the intelligent and benevolent (sometimes) robots and androids of

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