Donald R. McClarey

The Problem With Scotland

– A Catholic priest and several parishioners were “subjected to vile abuse” on Saturday, as a march by a Protestant group went by a Catholic Church in Glasgow, Scotland. Father Tom White was greeting people after the Saturday vigil Mass

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Donald R. McClarey

Anti-Catholic Bigotry Alive and Well in DC

Just in time for Christmas:   The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority threw down the hammer on the Catholic Church last month when it rejected a rather benign Christmas ad for the Church’s website FindThePerfectGift.org. The Church turned around and

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Rank Anti-Catholic Bigotry

A Catholic family is encountering anti-Catholic bigotry by a local government and as far as I know, none of our Bishops are saying bupkis about it:   A Catholic organic farmer is suing the city of East Lansing for booting

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Religious Freedom: The First Freedom

    As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government.  I hope ever to see

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800 Dead Kids, Irish Catholic Bashing and the Truth

    Catholic bashing has become the national sport of Ireland.  Blaming the Brits for every ill that has ever afflicted Ireland has become passé, and in the former land of saints and scholars the Church is the whipping boy

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Andrew Cuomo, Father Barron and Alexis de Tocqueville

Hattip to cartoonist Michael Ramirez for his brilliant Statue of Bigotry cartoon.  A guest post by commenter John By Any Other Name:     Father Robert Barron, who no one could credibly call a firebrand, had a post at National Review

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Those Christers Had It Coming

    Now that Dale Price is back to blogging at Dyspeptic Mutterings, he makes my job so much easier.  I was going to comment on The National Catholic Reporter’s new found respect for the Taliban in the wake of the

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Bishop Paprocki on Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report.  Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Springfield diocese in Illinois speaks out on something which should be obvious to all faithful Catholics:  the growing power in our society of bigots who hate Catholicism:  

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Lincoln and the Jesuits!

  I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to

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Fear of the Cross

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: Saint Paul:  1 Corinthians 1:23 The current administration has certainly emboldened bigots.  Case in point: Audrey Jarvis, 19, a liberal arts major at the

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The Left’s Astroturf War Against the Catholic Church

Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have designated him Defender of the Faith, has a barnburner of a column over at his blog Midwest Conservative Journal:   Gay conservative

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The Anti-Catholic Party

Cardinal Dolan yesterday released this statement regarding Obama’s announcement that he had “evolved” and now, as he did in 1996 when first asked about it, supports gay marriage:   May 9, 2012 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference

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Surprise: Anti-Catholic Bigot Heads Pro-Abort Organization

Anti-Catholic bigot, homosexual activist and Episcopalian minister Harry Knox is back in the news.  Long time readers of this blog will recall that President Obama appointed Knox to his Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships back in 2009.  Go

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The Courage of the New York Times

  Recently the New York Times ran a Catholic bashing ad calling for Liberal Catholics to desert the Faith.  The ad was sponsored by the virulently anti-Catholic atheist group Freedom From Religion.  Go here to read a superb evisceration of

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59% of Catholics Disapprove of Obama’s Job Performance

      Interesting numbers from Rasmussen: Catholics strongly disapprove of the job President Obama is doing as the debate continues over his administration’s new policy forcing Catholic institutions to pay for contraception they morally oppose. While the president’s overall

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Bigot Mail

  At The American Catholic we get almost daily comments submitted by anti-Catholic bigots.  We routinely place them in our trash file as unworthy of the effort to respond to.  However, I thought that our readers might be amused to see

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This is Still America, Isn’t It?

  In my mispent youth I wore Army green for a few years.  My main contribution to the nation’s defense was when I was discharged, but I have always retained a fondness for the Army.  Therefore I have very strong feelings

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Bishop Jenky, Saint Michael and the Obama Administration

My Bishop, Daniel Jenky, in reaction to the Obama administration’s attempt to restrict Catholic religious freedom through its contraceptive regulations, has called for the addition of the Saint Michael Prayer in the intercessory petitions at Mass.  The intention of the

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Gingrich Assails Elites Over Anti-Religious Bigotry

The South Carolina victory speech of Newt Gingrich last night.  Most such primary victory speeches are fairly forgettable efforts and the Gingrich speech was largely no exception except at one point in the speech.  Go to 12: 30 on the video, and

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Newt Gingrich Attacks Fashionable Anti-Catholic Bigotry

I assume that only hard core political junkies like me watched the New Hampshire Republican presidential debate last night which is a shame.  All of the candidates acquitted themselves well, including Ron Paul who came across as avuncular Uncle Ron, instead

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Coulter Shreds Any Remaining Credibility

I’ve never much cared for Ann Coulter, but her column today shreds whatever remaining credibility she had.  Her attacks on Santorum in particular reek of anti-Catholicism.  Thankfully Jay Anderson has fisked her so that I don’t have to (Jay’s comments

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Lying Worthless Political Hack Hates Catholic Conscience

    It will come as little surprise to faithful readers of this blog, but the Lying Worthless Political Hack, as I affectionately refer to ex-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D. San Francisco), took  the opportunity during an interview

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Archbishop Chaput and the Media

One of the most irritating aspects of life for faithful American Catholics over the past several decades has been how quiet most of our bishops have been in the face of outrageous attacks on the Church.  Too many of our

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The Spanish Civil War: Sadly, Still Relevant

On Sunday I received a request from a Catholic blogger for my suggestions for readings in regard to the Spanish Civil War, a subject which I have always found fascinating.  Here is my response: The go to man on the

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