Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

New Year’s Resolution #1: Pray for my enemies

“Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak….

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Donald R. McClarey

Make the Sign of the Cross, and Go In!

  My avatar when I blog and when I comment on blogs is Major General William Rosecrans. Outside of his family, General William S. Rosecrans had three great passions in his life:  His religion, Roman Catholicism, to which he had

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Saruman

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts has been on fire lately: Court upholds colossal fine against Christian bakers for refusing to cater a gay wedding.  Of course homosexuality is the club the left long searched for in order to bludgeon all

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Donald R. McClarey

Auld Lang Syne

Something for the weekend.  Auld Lang Syne.  Written by the immortal Scots poet Bobby Burns in 1788, his poem captured perfectly the grandeur of human memory as it ponders the cherished past.  It is very appropriate that it has become an

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“Could Not Come To An Agreement”

If your local Catholic radio is now branded as Relevant Radio, you may be aware that Catholic Answers Live will not be carried after the first of the year. Various news reports said they “could not come to an agreement.”

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Donald R. McClarey

Keep Christ in Christmas

So said Pope Francis:   “In our times, especially in Europe, we’re seeing a ‘distortion’ of Christmas,” the pope said in his final General Audience of 2017. “In the name of a false respect for non-Christians, which often hides a

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Thomas Becket, Sin and Contrition

Henry II: Hear me! People of Canterbury and citizens of England, as I have submitted myself to the lash, so have I petitioned the Pope. And this day, I have received his answer. Thomas Becket, former Archbishop of Canterbury and

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Donald R. McClarey

Holy Innocents

A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.  Matthew 2:18 Herod’s murder of the Holy Innocents is remembered on this feast day of the Holy Innocents.  The

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable For Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

“There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality. What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality. All else is

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Donald R. McClarey

Where Angels Fear to Tread

    Time for my annual attempt to gaze into a crystal ball and give predictions for the forthcoming year:        Defying current polls the Republicans will hold onto the House and gain five seats in the Senate.

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Alexa, OK Google, Siri–Which gives Catholic information?

The truth is, we’re all cyborgs with cell phones and online identities.–Geoff Johns, Brainyquote.com I was intrigued by a YouTube video in which a comic, Steven Crowder, got Alexa, the Amazon.com echo device, to say that Jesus Christ was a

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Donald R. McClarey

Predictions of Times Past

Time for me to look at my predictions for this year and to dine on a bit of crow: 1. President Trump will issue a pardon to Hillary Clinton. Nope.  She may well wish he had by the time all

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Donald R. McClarey

Christmas at Arlington

I  choked up when I saw the above.  Go here to learn more about Wreaths Across America. Go tell the Spartans, passerby: That here, by Spartan law, we lie. Simonides, Epitaph for the Spartan dead at Thermopylae

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Donald R. McClarey

On Caesar

  Caesar was and is not lovable. His generosity to defeated opponents, magnanimous though it was, did not win their affection. He won his soldiers’ devotion by the victories that his intellectual ability, applied to warfare, brought them. Yet, though

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Donald R. McClarey

White Flag Pope

    Pope Francis has long reminded me of popes who reigned at various points in the Middle Ages, seated by some powerful Emperor, King or other political entity, and who then spent their papacies rubber stamping what their political

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Donald R. McClarey

100 Racist Things of 2017

I trust everyone had a grand Christmas.  The law mines are usually fairly quiet between Christmas and New Years.  I have two real estate closings on tap this week and otherwise I hope I can use the time to perform

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Donald R. McClarey

On the Feast of Stephen

But his deeds I think you know better than I could tell you; for, as is read in his Passion, no one doubts that, rising every night from his noble bed, with bare feet and only one chamberlain, he went

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Donald R. McClarey

One Solitary Life

“There is no greater drama in human record than the sight of a few Christians scorned or oppressed by a succession of emperors, bearing all trials by a fierce tenacity, multiplying quietly, building order while their enemies generated chaos, fighting

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Donald R. McClarey

A Proclamation

  The twenty-fifth day of December. In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth; the two thousand nine hundred

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Tito Edwards

He Is With Us!

Here in the great Nation-State of Texas, the Feast of the Nativity Mass has just concluded, Emmanuel is born!

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Donald R. McClarey

Messianic Prophecies: Genesis 49: 10

Concluding our Advent look at Messianic prophecies for this year, a series which we began in Advent 2011 and continued in 2102, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here, here,

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Donald R. McClarey

Norad Tracking Santa

When I was a kid, perhaps because I was the son of an Air Force veteran, I always thrilled to the tracking of Santa by Norad (North American Air Defense).  I am happy to see that Norad is still doing

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Donald R. McClarey

Who Do We Say That He Is?

      [15] Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? [16] Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. [17] And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art

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Donald R. McClarey

December 24, 1968: In the Beginning

“We were told that on Christmas Eve we would have the largest audience that had ever listened to a human voice, and the only instructions that we got from NASA was to do something appropriate.” Colonel Frank Borman, Commander of

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Donald R. McClarey

Advent Sermons of Saint Augustine: The Word Made Flesh

This is our fourth and final look this Advent at the sermons of Saint Augustine.  Saint Augustine meditates on how inadequate human words are to describe The Word:   It is not at all strange that human consideration and human

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Donald R. McClarey

Christmas Greetings From Larry

(This is a repeat of a post from 2013.  Recently my bride and I purchased a new Ford Transit Connect Wagon.  When my bride came out on the morning of December 21, 2017 to drive into the law mines she

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Donald R. McClarey

Reading the Riot Act to the UN

Ambassador Nikki Haley tells the UN that the US is getting tired of the ridiculous farce that the UN has become.  Such truth telling is rare in the Palace of Mendacity that the UN has become.  Bravo!  One of the

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Ben Butera

A Warning From Charles Dickens

No doubt you’ve heard of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have the book and have watched different movie versions all my life, but only in recent years have I noticed a tie-in to Faith and Reason in a

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