Donald R. McClarey

Dear Crazy Leader

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a scathing Twitter thread, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took Fox News hosts to task for not referring to her using her proper title: “Dear Leader.” “Fox News likes to

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Donald R. McClarey

The Electoral College: Fact and Fancy

  My friend Cato at his blog Letters From Cato explains the real history of the creation of the Electoral College:   Note: I’m reposting this from my old blog thanks to renewed efforts to get rid of the electoral

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Nicholas Owen

During the reign of Bloody Elizabeth, Saint Nicholas Owen, a carpenter and lay brother of the Jesuits, made hundreds of priest holes around the country and saved the countless lives of priests as a result.  When he was finally captured,

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PopeWatch: China

Craven appeasement reaps its usual reward of scorn:   Despite entering into a controversial, lopsided agreement with the Vatican last September in which China gained greater control over the Chinese Catholic Church, President Xi Jinping will evidently snub the Holy

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New Zealand Bans Freedom

  A terrorist nut goes on a rampage and a nation loses freedom:   In the wake of the horrific events coming out of Christchurch, NZ, it’s not surprising that many are screaming for more gun control. This is especially

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Donald R. McClarey

David Indemnity

  ENTER KING DAVID.  He should be reminiscent of Fred MacMurray in “Double Indemnity.”                                                                   DAVID                                     It’s not easy being the King of the Israelites,                                     but it has its compensations.  For instance, that                                     day I was

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Losing a War to China

    Sobering analysis from Kurt Schlichter, attorney, conservative commentator and retired Army Colonel:   Here’s how the Chinese win. First, they take out our satellites. You know the GPS location service on your phone? Satellites, which are easy to

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Unplanned

  Looking forward to seeing this when it is released on March 29.  From a post that I wrote on April 15, 2011:   As faithful readers of this blog know, I am an attorney, for my sins no doubt. 

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Donald R. McClarey

The Pause That Refreshens Comrade

One of the odder moments in Coca Cola history.  General Zhukhov, who had led the Red Army to victory in World War II, was apparently intrigued with the idea of getting his troops to drink Coke to reduce their consumption

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Next Pope

Julia Meloni at 1P5 takes a look at the man being bruited about as the next pope:   Last year, Archbishop Viganò alleged that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis’s handpicked secretary of state, was “complicit in covering up the misdeeds”

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Che 2020?

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: SANTA CLARA, CUBA—Is Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara too moderate for a 2020 run as a Democrat? That’s the question the left is asking after Guevara was resurrected by a leftist

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Photina

[26] Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee. [27] And immediately his disciples came; and they wondered that he talked with the woman. Yet no man said: What seekest thou? or, why talkest thou with

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Donald R. McClarey

There are Norms and Then There are Norms

  One of the correct criticisms of President Trump is that he has broken norms that should guide all presidents, and I largely agree with that criticism.  His personal behavior is often childish and boorish.  His habit of twittering is

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PopeWatch: Defining Deviancy Down

PopeWatch sometimes suspects the current pontificate is being stage managed by a former writer for Monty Python:   ROME – When Pope Francis decided in 2017 to bring an Argentine bishop to Rome and give him a job in the

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Donald R. McClarey

First New England Nun

      When Ethan Allen seized Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775, he did so in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress.  That Allen believed in God no one could doubt.  That he did

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Donald R. McClarey

Confession, Thank God!

    My bride and I just went to Confession, and once again I pitied the poor priest who had to hear my lawyer’s confession!  I have never been to Confession without feeling a great sense of relief.   Here is the

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Donald R. McClarey

Drinks Like Ted Too

And votes like him on abortion.   Of course Robert Francis O’Rourke hasn’t killed anyone yet, but then Ted Kennedy never wrote out a fantasy about running over kids;   “One day, as I was driving home from work, I

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Donald R. McClarey

Hanson on World War II

  My favorite living historian, Victor Davis Hanson, has a lecture series on World War II through Hillsdale College.  Go here to view it.  His companion history on World War II, go here to view it, is a masterpiece.  Go

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Reporter Protecting Democrat and Water is Wet

The next time someone claims that the media isn’t biased, recall this story:   Reuters reported late on Friday night that their reporter who broke the story about Democrat Beto O’Rourke belonging to a hacker group had the story for

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joseph

[18] Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. [19] Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just

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President What’s His Name

  Poor Andrew Johnson! You know that a President is obscure when a film made 77 years ago, when the average American knew far more American history than the average American does today, has a trailer with a quiz about

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PopeWatch: Marxism

Cardinal Marx proceeds apace in Germany with his Reformation II:   Cardinal Reinhard Marx signaled today that the Catholic Church in Germany is open to revisiting Catholic sexual teaching that prohibits contraception, cohabitation, and homosexual relationships. During their March 11-14

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Donald R. McClarey

I Was Expecting This

News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   SILICON VALLEY, CA— Facebook on Friday issued an apology to PragerU for “mistakenly” removing Dennis Prager from his La Cañada Flintridge home late Wednesday night and torturing him in a

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PopeWatch: Archbishop Chullikatt

Another scandal:   An archbishop who served as the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations is accused of financial and professional misconduct, including the use of Vatican staff and influence to assist and support financially a woman with

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Edward the Martyr

HE was monarch of England, and succeeded his father, the glorious King Edgar, in 975, being thirteen years old. He followed in all things the counsels of St. Dunstan; and his ardour in the pursuit of all virtues is not

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Ed Feser on Mark Shea

Needless to say, religious people can be guilty of the same thing, which brings me to my other example.  As my longtime readers know, Mark Shea is what you get when you marry the letter of Catholicism to the spirit

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Donald R. McClarey

For a Dose of Black Humor

Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementa     From Gaudet Mater Ecclesia, the opening address of Pope John XXIII at the beginning of Vatican II on October 11, 1962:   The opportuneness of holding the Council is, moreover, venerable brothers,

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Lent With Saint Francis: Part II

  Saint Francis left behind him 28 admonitions for his brothers.  This Lent we will look at them.  Go here for part I and here is part II:   VI. THE IMITATION OF THE LORD 1. Let all of us,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Patrick

  IF the virtue of children reflects an honour on their parents, much more justly is the name of St. Patrick rendered illustrious by the innumerable lights of sanctity with which the church of Ireland, planted by his labours in

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