Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Wilfrid

“But as for you and your companions, you certainly sin, if, having heard the decrees of the Apostolic see, nay, of the universal Church, confirmed, as they are, by Holy Scripture, you scorn to follow them; for, though your fathers

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Open Thread

We haven’t had an open thread in a while.  The usual open thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing.

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Donald R. McClarey

Shocked, Shocked

The latest from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.  Most politicians lie as naturally as breathing, but Democrats have really refined the black art of mendacity when it comes to Democrats running in Red States, promising to vote conservative and then coming

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Donald R. McClarey

The Death of Common Sense

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts notes that one of the things that ails this nation is a dearth of common sense.  My sainted parents, who had a lot of that commodity, often told me and my brother that fancy words

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Donald R. McClarey

October 11, 1918: Archibald Willard Dies

  You don’t know him but you have seen his painting.  Archibald Willard died on October 11, 1918.  A veteran of the Civil War, Willard began painting while he was serving with the 86th Ohio.  After the War he became

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Donald R. McClarey

October 11, 1910: First President to Fly

The first president to fly was of course Theodore Roosevelt, a man who loved a dangerous challenge.   When he flew at Kinloch Field, Saint Louis, Missouri on October 11, 1910, flying was still highly dangerous.  His pilot that day was Arch Hoxsey, one

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Schism

The Church has been in a slow motion schism since the end of Vatican II.  Pope John Paul II slowed it down, but Pope Francis has speeded it up.  Father Z notes the divisions: One of the things we have

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Donald R. McClarey

Actually This Explains a Lot

News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WORLD—The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came to a grim conclusion regarding the rapid warming of the earth, should people not band together to give more power over to

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Donald R. McClarey

Democrats Aren’t Obnoxious Enough

  News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—After failing to stop the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the left pointed to what they think was their main area of failure: they just weren’t

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Donald R. McClarey

Just a Gentle Reminder That Socialism Never Works

  Socialism is a tribute to three of the less noble aspects of Man:  Our unending ability to believe what we wish to believe, hang the evidence.  Our unending search for the mythical free lunch.  Our unending capacity to clothe

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Paul VI

      Well, Pope Paul VI will be the latest modern Pope to be canonized on October 14.  Being proclaimed a Saint is becoming a perk of the job apparently, in lieu of a gold watch.  If Pope Francis

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Donald R. McClarey

October 10, 732: Battle of Tours

    “A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar in Spain to the banks of the Loire in France; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens

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Donald R. McClarey

Well, It’s About Time Is All I Can Say

  NEW YORK—In a heartfelt social media statement to her fans, singer–songwriter Taylor Swift broke her long-standing political silence Monday to support restoring an all-powerful shōgun to its rightful place on the throne of Japan. “Hey guys, Taylor here—I’m writing

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Donald R. McClarey

Hmmm

    As a rule I abhor conspiracy theories.  However, it would be ahistoric of me to deny that conspiracies have occurred.  John Hinderaker at Powerline points us to a liberal site that begins to draw lines between some disturbing

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Donald R. McClarey

Columbus and Black Arm Band History

“He was the first to open the doors to the ocean sea, where he entered the remote lands and kingdoms which until then had not known our Savior, Jesus Christ, and his blessed name.” Bartolomé de las Casas The attacks

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Populism

The Pope continues his war on populism.  From remarks he made at the Youth Synod: The Pope distinguished between “populism” and “popular”, saying that “popular is the culture of the people, the culture of each of your peoples that is

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Guy McClung

I’m Catholic and I’m Mad As Hell

Jorge Bergoglio Has Lied To Us Jorge Bergoglio has told us many, many lies. The words “plethora,” “myriad,” “glut,” “superabundance,” and “deluge” come to mind when one reviews his thoroughgoing, consummate mendacity since his fraudulent installation by the Vatican’s Lavender

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Donald R. McClarey

With Malice Towards All

The good people of Madison, Wisconsin are now presumably safe from dead Confederates: The mean-spiritedness of the American Left is a stark feature of our public life. In recent weeks, it has been a daily staple of newspaper headlines. But

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Ouellet

The Vatican, through Cardinal Marc Ouellet, has finally responded to the Vigano allegations:     “OPEN LETTER FROM THE PREFECT OF THE CONGREGATION FOR BISHOPS, CARDINAL MARC OUELLET, ON THE RECENT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE HOLY SEE Dear brother Carlo Maria

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Donald R. McClarey

Columbus, Catholicism and Courage

  “This, indeed, is probably one of the Enemy’s motives for creating a dangerous world—a world in which moral issues really come to the point. He sees as well as you do that courage is not simply one of the

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Donald R. McClarey

For Hate is Strong

And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said; “For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is

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Donald R. McClarey

October 7, 1571: Victory at Lepanto

  “The Turks, swollen by their victories, will wish to take on our fleet, and God—I have the pious presentiment—will give us victory. Charles V gave you life. I will give you honor and greatness. Go and seek them out!”

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Our Lady of Victory

And so Dominic looked to that simple way of praying and beseeching God, accessible to all and wholly pious, which is called the Rosary, or Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which the same most Blessed Virgin is venerated

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Donald R. McClarey

Meuse-Argonne Offensive: Second Phase

  The second phase of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive opened on October 4, 1918 and would continue to October 28, 1918.  During this period the Americans cleared the Argonne Forest but incurred high casualties due to a reliance upon frontal assaults. 

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Donald R. McClarey

True

I didn’t agree on much with the late Frank Zappa, but when the man was right he usually was very right.

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