Donald R. McClarey

Fake News

  I am sure the mainstream media will be printing full retractions, once the first class of porcine aviators graduate from flight school:   After Friday’s “March for Life” in Washington, D.C., a group of boys from an all-boys Catholic

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The Multiverse and God

  I have never seen Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds, stray into theological speculation before, so this struck my attention:   SO I’M READING GREG BENFORD’S REWRITE, and it gave me a thought about the theological implications of the “many worlds” version

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Donald R. McClarey

Enough Africa!

  Something for the weekend:  Africa by Toto.  I apologize to all of you who will have this tune stuck in your brain for the next day or so.  Feel free to post other renditions and variants in the comboxes. 

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Canute

Let all men know how empty and powerless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey. Saint Canute

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Predictions

From the most intentionally humorous Catholic site on the net, A Catholic Misfit: Rather than offer a retrospective of 2018, which many of us would rather forget, or list my resolutions for 2019, I decided making predictions for the upcoming

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Donald R. McClarey

My Reason For Supporting Trump

But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. Mathew 19:30     Trump has kept his commitment to the pro-life cause, while almost all Leftist Catholics enthusiastically cast their votes for the

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Donald R. McClarey

Eternal Jihad

It has always seemed to me possible, and even probable, that there would be a resurrection of Islam and that our sons or our grandsons would see the renewal of that tremendous struggle between the Christian culture and what has

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PopeWatch: Ecumenism

The Pope states that ecumenism is not optional: “Again, this year we are called to pray so that all Christians may once again be a single family, according to God’s will so that they may all be one’” he said.

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Politics: Ever Shifting

One of the interesting features about political debates is that often there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies.  The march of events can create new coalitions and end old alliances.  Case in point:  Andrew Bacevich.  A retired military officer

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Donald R. McClarey

The Truth About Abortion

Doctor Anthony Levatino has lots of videos on YouTube about abortion and he is attracting attention: Chairman Franks and distinguished members of the subcommittee, my name is Anthony Levatino. I am a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist. I received my medical degree from

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Donald R. McClarey

Separated at Birth?

  Well then, I will tell you. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded great empires; but upon what did these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and to this very

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Donald R. McClarey

Math is Sexist

  News that I have missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—Several aides sat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez down Monday to show to her how her radical, socialist tax plans simply don’t add up, explaining how she needs to

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PopeWatch: BitterWinter

The aptly name online magazine BitterWitter is a good source for the ongoing persecution of Catholics in Red China:   Some in China believe that the tentative deal between the Vatican and Beijing has given the CCP more license to

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Google is Evil

    This does not surprise me at all:   In the leaked discussion thread, a Google site reliability engineer hinted at the existence of more search blacklists, according to the source. “We have tons of white- and blacklists that

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Donald R. McClarey

Hal Holbrook on Playing Lincoln

  Hal Holbrook starred in a miniseries back in 1974 where he played Lincoln.  The series was based on Carl Sandburg’s romantic, if dubious historically, take on Lincoln in his Pulitzer winning biography.  The episodes in the miniseries do not

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Fursey

When he had been lifted up on high, he was ordered by the angels that conducted him to look back upon the world. Upon which, casting his eyes downward, he saw, as it were, a dark and obscure valley underneath

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PopeWatch: Comforting the Comfortable

RR Reno at First Things has a very insightful look at what he deems to be a failed Pontificate:   Meanwhile, for all its talk of the poor, this pontificate has a close and cozy relationship with the Davos elite

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Donald R. McClarey

January 15, 1864: Fall of Fort Fisher

With the fall of Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865, the last major port of the Confederacy was sealed.  After Butler’s blundering attempt to take the Fort ended in a disgraceful retreat, the Union wasted no time in outfitting a

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Donald R. McClarey

Bite Thy Tongue Woman!

I actually rather like her show on Netflix, although I think her tidying tips range from common sense to innane, however I would love to see her shocked expression viewing the 5,000 plus volumes my bride and I have in

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Shaving and Virtue Signaling

  I shave twice a day, once in the morning after I get up, and after the supper dishes are done.  I have never given much thought to the razors I use, going for the cheapest.  However I promise never

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Nino

“Go to Iberia and tell there the Good Tidings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and you will find favour before the Lord; and I will be for you a shield against all visible and invisible enemies. By the strength

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PopeWatch: Lying Liars

We can always count on many of our high ranking ecclesiastics to be unashamed of their baldfaced mendacity:       Cardinal Donald Wuerl told Washington, DC priests Saturday that he appropriately handled a 2004 allegation of misconduct against Archbishop

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Donald R. McClarey

January 14, 1784: Congress Ratifies the Treaty of Paris

  Two hundred and thirty-five years ago the War of Independence officially ended with the ratification of the Treaty of Paris by Congress.  Nine states were needed under the Articles of Confederation to ratify the treaty and with the rough

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Peter Donders

“We must pray and do penance and hope in God and His Holy Mother; for the saints say: From the day on which Christ died souls must be bought by blood. If only, by sacrificing my own life, I could

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PopeWatch: Wuerl Knew About McCarrick in 2004

No surprise here:   In November 2004, Mr. Ciolek appeared before the Independent Review Board of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to report the details of the allegation of abuse he made against the Pittsburgh priest. When he appeared before the

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