Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Sowell

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Melchior Cano Open Thread

Peter has no need of our lies or flattery. Those who blindly and indiscriminately defend every decision of the Supreme Pontiff are the very ones who do most to undermine the authority of the Holy See—they destroy instead of strengthening

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Bergoglianism Is The Worst Heresy

    It will be a small comfort in future to those faithful Catholics of today when the encyclopedic lists of heresies begins thus: “Arianism, Apollinarianism, Bergoglianism,  . . .”. This Heresy Is Unique In Church History There are things

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Donald R. McClarey

EMTS Kept Out

Well, not only did the Broward County Sheriff’s Department delay getting their own deputies into the building where the Florida school shooting occurred, they also kept out emts:     An anonymous first responder spoke to a WSVN-TV reporter about

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

The worst wrongs that capitalism can commit upon labor would sink into insignificance when compared with the hideous wrong done by those who would degrade labor by entailing upon it the rapid lowering of self-reliance. The Roman mob, living on

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Reformation II

Who needs Lutherans when we have the Catholic Church in Germany?  From Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register:   German bishops have voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of producing a “guide” for Protestant spouses on reception of Holy Communion under certain

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Donald R. McClarey

Texas Bishops Excommunicate Texas Right to Life

In the age of Francis nothing surprises me any more.  From A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics: I’ve written on this subject before, though it’s been some time – basically, there has long existed a marked division among the Texas

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Donald R. McClarey

Pensees

  One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals   Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts has some interesting thoughts about school

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Father Weinandy

Father Thomas Weinandy, who was canned by the USCCB for telling truth out of season about the current pontificate, go here to read about it, has given a speech at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, detailing how the

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Donald R. McClarey

Transfigure Thou Me

Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared

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Donald R. McClarey

MIT BRENNENDER SORGE

Continuing our Lenten look ar great encyclicals of the past, we turn to MIT BRENNENDER SORGE issued by Pope Pius XI on Palm Sunday March 14, 1937.  The encyclical was a full throated attack in German against the Nazi regime. 

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Tide

From the most intentionally humorous Catholic site on the internet, Acts of the Apostasy:   (AoftheANews) – CINCINNATI – In an effort to increase attendance at their monthly LifeTeen Mass, Sts Proctor & Gamble in suburban Cincinnati will feature Tide

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Donald R. McClarey

Just As I Am

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. Billy Graham       Something for the weekend.  On the week in which Billy Graham died there can only be one song: 

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Donald R. McClarey

Don’t Worry: The State Will Protect You!

The main purpose behind the Second Amendment is to give the American people a last ditch defense of liberty against tyranny, but guns also come in handy for private defense.  As illustrated by the failure of the FBI, the local

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Bishop Thomas Paprocki

Sometimes we forget that in the Age of Francis there are members of the clergy who are champions of  the Church.  I have only to look to Springfield in my own state to see a fine example:   Paprocki noted

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Donald R. McClarey

February 22, 2018: 286th Birthday of George Washington

This is the one hundred and tenth anniversary of the birthday of Washington. We are met to celebrate this day. Washington’s is the mightiest name of earth — long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Mammon

It is good for the clergy to rail against Mammon, because that often seems to be their besetting sin:     Leaked documents obtained by LifeSiteNews connect the Pope himself to a new Vatican financial scandal and raise serious questions

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Donald R. McClarey

CNN: Always the Party Line

Well CNN last night had a little show trial of Republicans and the NRA, disguised as a townhall, in regard to the Florida school shooting.  However, one of the true student heroes refused to participate:   Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

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Donald R. McClarey

Woody Allen and Billy Graham

      What a find by Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts:         Go here to comment.  As Dave noted, this is from another time and on another world.

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Requiescat in Pace: Billy Graham

Billy Graham has died at age 99.  My sainted mother, uber Catholic that she was, used to watch his crusades on TV in the Sixties.  In his prime, Graham was on a par with Ronald Reagan as a spell-binding orator,

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Donald R. McClarey

Barnes and Noble Circling the Drain

Well, this comes as little surprise: On Monday morning, every single Barnes & Noble location – that’s 781 stores – told their full-time employees to pack up and leave. The eliminated positions were as follows: the head cashiers (those are

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Morning’s Minion

Well this is amusing.  From Lifesite News:    Papal confidante Father Antonio Spadaro retweeted a call for EWTN to be severely censured “until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo.” The call for an “interdict” to be imposed on the Catholic

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Donald R. McClarey

Wilson Speaks

A recording of Woodrow Wilson from the 2012 campaign.       Ah, how our technology changes our perceptions of public figures.  Until the internet this type of recording was not widely available.  My perception of how Woodrow Wilson sounded

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Donald R. McClarey

A Warning From 2008

        Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us an on-target warning from 2008: Why the Democrats should not be trusted By Mark Shea, c. 2008.  Tell me what has changed for Mark to have become one of

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump Is Not the Authoritarian

Tucker Carlson points out that the people acting like authoritarians have not been Trump and his supporters but the frenzied Resistance and their Deep State allies:     What Trump has revealed is that many people among those who consider

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Back to the Seventies

Anyone else have the feeling that this pontificate is a greatest hits replay of the worst of the chaos following Vatican II in the sixties and the seventies?  Sandro Magister draws the connection: “We can understand that in the enthusiasm

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Resistance

The Pope knows we are out here:   Pope Francis has acknowledged accusations of heresy and what he calls “doctrinal resistance” within the Church,  but has said he chooses to ignore it to protect his mental health. “There is doctrinal

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