Donald R. McClarey

Trump and the Art of Politics

  Confederates often said during the War that Nathan Bedford Forrest’s commission as general was signed by Jefferson Davis and the Lord God Almighty.  A semi-literate slave trader with no training as a soldier, Forrest was the outstanding commander of

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Donald R. McClarey

The Bishop’s Wife

Dudley: All right. Let me think. This happened many, many years ago. Debby: That’s not the way to begin. Stories start “Once upon a time”. Dudley: Yes, that’s true. Once upon a time there was a little boy and he

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Donald R. McClarey

Peter Vlaming Go Fund Me

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Peter Vlaming.  Go here to view it.  He is the French teacher in West Point, Virginia canned because he would not call a she a he.  Go here to read

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Donald R. McClarey

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Miracles, Facts and Fancy

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most dramatic appearances of Mary in history, when Mary, in the guise of an Aztec princess, appeared to Saint Juan Diego (his pre-conversion name of Cuauhtlatoatzin translates as

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Finnian of Clonard

We are obliged to serve the churches of the saints as we have ability and to suffer with all who are placed in necessity. Pilgrims are to be received into our houses, as the lord has written; the infirm are

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PopeWatch: Gray Lady Conspiracy

According to Terry Mattingly at Get Religion, the New York Times is attempting to concoct a conspiracy: What we have here are two interesting stories, which appear to be connected by a bridge of New York Times paranoia. It’s that

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Donald R. McClarey

December 11, 1941: Germany Declares War on the US

After Pearl Harbor war between the US and Nazi Germany was inevitable, but Hitler relieved FDR from the tricky business of turning the attention of Congress and the US, riveted on Japan, to Germany, by obligingly declaring war first.  Here

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