Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Stealth Vatican III

Sandro Magister notes how the Pope is accomplishing his goals through “synodality”.   The synod of last October was supposed to be about young people. And instead in concluding it, Pope Francis said that “its first fruit” was “synodality.” In

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Donald R. McClarey

Just in Time for Christmas

Well, President Trump certainly isn’t the first Republican President to be associated with a stuffed bruin:    

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Donald R. McClarey

Not One Thin Dime

(This is a repost from 2014.  Nothing has changed in regard to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and no faithful Catholic should contribute to it.  Go here to read the latest from the Lepanto Institute in regard to the

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Donald R. McClarey

Requiescat In Pace: Stan Lee

  Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, passed away today at age 95.  A World War II veteran, Lee  worked for virtually his entire adult life, except for his time in the Army, for Timely Comics, which became

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Donald R. McClarey

Run Hillary! Run!

    Donald Trump is the living embodiment of the maxim:  It’s smarter to be lucky, than it’s lucky to be smart:   Mark Penn, a former adviser to the Clintons, believes Hillary Clinton will make another run for president in

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Donald R. McClarey

Democratic as Adjective

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   ARLINGTON, VA—At a press conference on Thursday, American Nazi Party leader Emmett Scoggins told reporters that his group is not trying to instate full-on Nazism, but a much

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Donald R. McClarey

A Recollection For Veterans Day

Christmas Mass on the Rhine! In 1916, our midnight mass was under the open sky along the Rio Grande; in 1917, in the old medieval church at Grand in the Vosges; now, thank Heaven, in this year of grace, 1918,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Theodore the Studite

“Shall we say: ‘Since it is lawful for an archbishop together with his associates to do as he pleases, let him be for the duration of his archbishopric a new Evangelist, another Apostle, a different Law-giver?’ Certainly not. For we

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Gargoyle

No comment:   It took about a week for visitors to the massive Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany, to notice a small addition to its ornate Gothic entrance — a carved stone figure of Pope Francis leaning forward like a

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Donald R. McClarey

Why Do We Honor Veterans?

  When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today  Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Division at Kohima   Sometimes simple questions can help illuminate great

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Donald R. McClarey

Theodore Roosevelt: Remember Them

The men who have died of pneumonia or fever in the hospitals, the men who have been killed in accidents on the airplane training fields are as much heroes as those who were killed at the front, and their shining

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Donald R. McClarey

November 11, 1918: Captain Truman Writes to Bess

Dear Bess: November 11, 1918 I knew Uncle Samuel was holding out on me when your letter came not with Boxley’s and Brelsford’s. Two came this morning and I am of course very happy. We are all wondering what the

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Donald R. McClarey

Happy 243rd Birthday to the Corps!

  You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced, to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth – and the amusing thing about it is that they are…You should see the group about

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Praise

  PopeWatch attempted to have Mr. Eastwood sing Yahweh’s People Dance for Joy, and PopeWatch was lucky to escape with his life.    

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Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Leo the Great

    “Whilst remaining pre-existent, He begins to exist in time. The Lord of the universe veiled His measureless majesty and took on a servant’s form. The God who knew no suffering did not despise becoming a suffering man, and,

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Uber Alles?

    Something for the weekend.  The day after the date which commemorates the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the Fall of the Berlin Wall the song could only be Das Lied der Deutschen, the national anthem of Germany

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Donald R. McClarey

Tech Lords and Freedom of Speech

A guest post by commenter John By Any Other Name:     I’m sure you’ve seen a bit on tech companies censoring content they don’t agree with (even the suggestion that the Vatican may try to do something about Catholic

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Murmuring

The Pope warns us against murmuring:   In fact, Pope Francis said, Jesus’ witness caused people to murmur. The Pharisees, the scribes, the doctors of the law complained about Him, saying, “He welcomes sinners, and eats with them.”  They did

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Donald R. McClarey

Armistice Terms

The Armistice was negotiated over a period of two days, November 8-9, 1918.  The term negotiate is not actually accurate.  The Allies through Marshal Foch dictated the terms to be accepted or not by the Germans.  The Germans won a

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Donald R. McClarey

Antifa? Sure.

  The Orwellian Fascists calling themselves Anti-fascists are once again demonstrating their utter contempt for freedom of speech: Fox News’ Tucker Carlson faced threats of violence Wednesday night when left-wing antifa activists formed a mob outside his home. Smash Racism

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PopeWatch: Gay Friendly Pope

Pope Francis gets the stamp of approval from Father James Martin, SJ:   WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican consultant and homosexual activist priest Fr. James Martin stated at a recent conference that Pope Francis has gone out

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PopeWatch: Your Lying Eyes

For any sentient Catholic who believes that the Lavender Mafia is not calling the shots in this pontificate:   A journalist considered one of Pope Francis’ “unofficial spokespeople” claimed in stunning remarks about Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s alleged sexual abuse of seminarians

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Donald R. McClarey

Election Night Open Thread

  As usual, TAC will have an open thread for election night.  The two main issues to be decided are which party will control the House and which will control the Senate.  Polls indicate that the Democrats are favored to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Gomorrah

Sandro Magister looks at how the Church has dealt with widespread sexual immorality among the clergy in the past:     “The situation is comparable to that of the Church in the 11th and 12th century.” As an authoritative Church

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