Donald R. McClarey

Left Meltdown Countdown

    Hmmm:   Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing oral arguments on Monday for the first time since she joined the court in 1993, as she recuperates from a recent cancer surgery. A Supreme Court spokesperson told Fox

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Donald R. McClarey

JRR Tolkien Empathizes

  News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   MASTERTON, NZ—After successfully directing the smash-hit, multi-film epic retellings of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Peter Jackson says he has settled on his next project:

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Donald R. McClarey

Life and Death in the Blue Paradise

    Latest from the Brave New World of California:   Protests have erupted outside the home of a wealthy Democratic donor in California, after a second man died there in 18 months.  More than 100 people gathered at the

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Donald R. McClarey

January 8, 1919: Theodore Roosevelt Buried

      “Both life and death are part of the same great adventure.” Theodore Roosevelt   Theodore Roosevelt was buried in Youngs Memorial Cemetery,   Oyster Bay a century ago after a simple funeral service at Christ Church, the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gudula

ST. AMALBERGE, mother of this saint, was niece to Pepin mayor of the palace. Gudula was educated at Nivelle, under the care of St. Gertrude, her cousin and god-mother; after whose death, in 664, she returned to the house of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Catholicism?

One of the striking features of this pontificate is how few of the Pope’s statements have anything to do with Catholicism.  Case in point:   Francis praised the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration, which set objectives for how the

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