Argumentum ex Ovem

Looong quote Long ago, I accepted the idea that December 25 was probably not the actual date of Christ’s birth, that the real date was unknown but probably in the spring. Knowing the exact date doesn’t really impact the liturgical

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Donald R. McClarey

An Early Christmas Present For Trump

Republicans can always rely on Democrats to overreach:   WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money

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Donald R. McClarey

Advent Light in Darkest Night

   It is time to awaken from sleep. It is time for a waking up to begin somewhere. It is time to put things back where God the Lord put them. Father Alfred Delp, SJ During Advent 1944 Father Alfred

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed John Mason

No; if it were to do again, I would resist the wicked, that they should not have God’s priests. Yea, although I were to be punished with twenty deaths. Blessed John Mason’s response to a query at his trial as

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Enrique Shaw

  The Pope is pushing for the canonization of Argentinian businessman Enrique Shaw who died of cancer in 1962.   Enrique Shaw could become the first contemporary businessman and marine to be proclaimed a saint. He died at 41, after

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Donald R. McClarey

The Great Influenza

  In recalling US involvement in World War I, one statistic is startling.  Combat deaths for the US totaled 53,402.  US military deaths from what was called Spanish flu totaled around 45,000.  In 1918 some 675,000 Americans died from the

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