Saint of the Day Quote: Not That Saint Patrick

Supposedly a Bishop of Malaga Spain during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the late Third Century, almost nothing is known about him other than that he fled to Auvergne in what is now France during a persecution. 

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Donald R. McClarey

Miles Gloriosus

  Something for the weekend.  Bring Me My Bride, perhaps the funniest sequence, in what I regard as one of the funniest films of all time, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  A superb recreation of

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PopeWatch: Exodus

From the most intentionally humorous Catholic site on the net, A Catholic Misfit:   Mr. Moses 1 Mt Nebo Lane Pisbah, Plains of Moab Dear Mr. Moses: Thank you for sending your manuscript, Exodus, to Promised Land Publishing. However, it

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Donald R. McClarey

Horror in New Zealand

  Jesus wept:   CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white nationalist

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Donald R. McClarey

This Is Interesting

  Left wing money machine fires founder:   The Southern Poverty Law Center fired Morris Dees, the nonprofit civil rights organization’s co-founder and former chief litigator. SPLC President Richard Cohen said in a statement Dees’ dismissal over his misconduct was

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PopeWatch: Cardinal Pell

PopeWatch suspects that few tears are being shed at the Vatican for George Cardinal Pell who has been sentenced to six years in prison after his Kangaroo Court conviction in Australia.  George Weigel at First Things notes the attitude of

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Donald R. McClarey

Ides of March: Octavian

ANTONY Why do you cross me in this exigent? OCTAVIUS I do not cross you; but I will do so. Julius Caesar: Act V, Scene 1       I think it would have amused the Romans of Caesar’s generation

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Living in a Time of Mass Insanity

    When I was a boy and reading about the French Revolution I thought to myself what a terrible thing it would be to live in a time when so many people took leave of their senses.  Little did

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Donald R. McClarey

Happy Pi Day

NATURE and Nature’s Laws lay hid in Night:  God said, “Let Newton be!” and all was light. Alexander Pope Back in my mispent high school days I got extra credit in one of my math classes by giving presentations on Friday

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Donald R. McClarey

Not the Bablyon Bee

Grief!  The late Senator Joe McCarthy was Albert Einstein compared to this utter idiot.  Most teenagers could do a better job of playacting being a member of Congress. Cyril M. Kornbluth, it appears you set your story The Marching Morons

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Matilda

THIS princess was daughter of Theodoric, a powerful Saxon count. Her parents, being sensible that piety is the only true greatness, placed her very young in the monastery of Erford, of which her grandmother Maud, who had renounced the world

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PopeWatch: Fruits

[16] By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [17] Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. [18] A good tree

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Darwin in Action

I have always been skeptical of the scientific evidence, or rather the lack of scientific evidence, for Darwinian evolution.  However, perhaps there is something to it:   And so Pepino decided to publicly announce her decision – strategically making the

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PopeWatch: Urban Planning

The type of rubbish that the Pope is hearing on his retreat:   The retreat preacher, Italian Benedictine Abbot Bernardo Francesco Maria Gianni, delivered the meditation drawing much from the saintly mayor of the Italian city of Florence, Giorgio La

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Inevitable

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   HELL—In a statement offered to reporters during a 15-minute recess from hell, dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin announced he now identifies as a strong woman of color in order

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Top Catholic

    I fear that the young generation of new priests isn’t being taught guitar in our seminaries anymore. This ancient tradition that dates back at least 40 years may soon die out. What a loss for Church that would

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Dwight Defies Leftist Groups

Proud of my village:  Dwight village trustees voted 5-2 to annex 88 acres Monday night as a possible site for a controversial federal detention center that would house immigrants. Immigration Centers of America is looking at building a $20 million

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Military Miracle at Cowpens

A very accurate video on the battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781.  Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, the American commander, was an American original.  An ill-educated frontiersman, Morgan was also a natural leader of men, made easier by his height, well over

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PopeWatch: Saint Francis

The Vatican is attempting to claim the example of Saint Francis as a support for the Pope’s bizarre joint statement with Sheikh Ahmad el-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar:   In Catholic chronicles, St. Francis of Assisi’s meeting with the

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Donald R. McClarey

Pelosi: No on Impeachment

  The Democrat caucus in the House has a number of divisions, perhaps the most salient one is the division between the Left and the Crazy Left: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made her strongest comments to date on impeachment, saying

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Teresa Margaret

Always receive with equal contentment from God’s hand either consolations or sufferings, peace or distress, health or illness. Ask nothing, refuse nothing, but always be ready to do and to suffer anything that comes from His Providence. Saint Teresa Margaret

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Reparations and Race Hatred

Many Democrats have traditionally used race hatred as a mechanism to gin up votes.  Now we see the factor of reparations for slavery being used as a weapon in the Democrat primaries: Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is skeptical about

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PopeWatch: The Peron Rule

When it comes to Pope Francis, always look at his actions and forget about his words which mean nothing.  Steve Skojec at OnePeterFive explains for us the Peron Rule:   Bishop Schneider tries to get at the fact that context

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Deadly Brown Bess

  The video above is taken from Sharpe’s Eagle and depicts the battle of Talavera.  It illustrates the impact of massed British volleys of “Brown Bess”, as the British troops affectionately named their musket,  musket fire on French columns.  (The redcoats are armed

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The Rotarian Menace!

    Ed Driscoll at Instapundit reminds us of a classic example of Leftist paranoia: WHY BROOKLYN’S TRENDY BRAND OF ‘SOCIALISM’ IS ULTIMATELY DOOMED: The article is by Brown graduate Simon van Zuylen-Wood, who somewhat sheepishly admits running into an

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Donald R. McClarey

Lent With Saint Francis: Part I

    Saint Francis left behind him 28 admonitions for his brothers.  This Lent we will look at them: I. THE BODY OF CHRIST 1. The Lord Jesus says to his disciples: I am the way, the truth and the

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Ogilvie

On the head of religion alone I am condemned, and for that I would willingly and joyfully pour forth even a hundred lives. Snatch away that one which I have from me, and make no delay about it, but my

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Time to Spring Forward

    Well, most of us “lose” an hour of sleep tonight.  Why?  Well to defeat the Hun of course!  Kaiser Bill has been dust for more than 79 years, but I am sure they are just trying to lull

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