Donald R. McClarey

November 5, 1775: Washington Ends Guy Fawkes Day

The idiotic anti-Catholic celebration of Guy Fawkes Day , observed each November fifth, was effectively ended two hundred and forty-three years ago in America during the Revolution, in large part due to George Washington.  Here is his order on November 5,

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Stupid Catholics

    Well, that is how the people at the top of the Clinton campaign view us.  Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report brings us the news: So yeah, the Clinton campaign picked Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee

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Catholicism As Hate Speech

  Senator Marco Rubio (R.Fl.) nails it: “If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,” Rubio told CBN News. “Because today we’ve reached the point in our

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Rebels and Conformists

    Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, brings us this story that highlights one of the problems that the Church has

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Religious Cleansing in the Crimea

      Well that didn’t take long. Fearless leader and this thugs are making certain that Crimea is Catholic free.   Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church are fleeing Crimea to escape threats of arrest and property seizures, a

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Know Nothings

    Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels in defense of the Church so frequently that I have named him Defender of the Faith, has a memorable fisk at his blog Midwest Conservative Journal of Jamie Stiehm’s

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Jamie Stiehm: Anti-Catholic Bigot

“Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we begin by declaring that “all men are created equal.” We now practically read it “all men are created equal, except negroes.” When the Know-Nothings get

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Thomas Nast, Santa Claus and Anti-Catholicism

At this time of the year it is appropriate to recall that the modern image of Santa Claus was largely created by a German immigrant to these shores, Thomas Nast, an illustrator for Harper’s Weekly.  The above is the first of

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Down Argentine Way

Lovely.  As the video above indicates the ultimate expression of the pro-abort mentality is a complete hatred for Catholicism.  Ed Morrissey at Hot Air gives us the details: After watching the video, one might guess that the police were intimidated

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Better Late Than Never

    Bishop Thomas Tobin has come to recognize what I hope many Catholic Democrats will come to realize:  the Democrat party is now the anti-Catholic party.       Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, head of the diocese of  Providence,

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Electoral Defeat-1780

    “For I must do it justice;  it was a complete system, full of coherence and consistency, well digested and well composed in all its parts.   It was a machine of wise and deliberate contrivance, as well fitted for

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One Picture Says It All

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  The cartoonist Michael Ramirez neatly encapsulates why the Obama administration seethes with hostility against the Church.   Governments that decide that they are the True Faith inevitably come into conflict with the actual True Faith, as

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Occupy Bigots

    It seems as if segments of the Occupy Wall Street Movement hate both the Catholic Church and the pro-life movement: Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street movement threw condoms on Catholic schoolgirls, refused to allow a Catholic priest to give

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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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Pope Benedict: Religious Freedom Under Threat in America

  Pope Benedict, judging from this address on January 19 to American bishops in Rome, apparently understands the high stakes in the outcome of this year’s election, even if many American Catholics do not: Dear Brother Bishops, I greet all

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Non-Human People

(First time posting, so hopefully I don’t mess up the formatting too much; that would be a bit much after folks were kind enough to invite me to post!) Time for a bit of Catholic applied to geekery! (Not to

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Von Galen Contra the Swastika

In my first post on Blessed Clemens August Graf von Galen, which may be read here, we examined the life of this remarkable German bishop who heroically stood up to the Third Reich.  Today we examine the second of three sermons that

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George Weigel: Defend Religious Freedom

George Weigel wrote a timely article in National Review Online titled, Defending Religious Freedom in Full. In it cites the extremist attacks in expressing our Catholic faith in the public square. The forms of these attacks are egregious because they

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The Liberal Dystopia of Political Correctness

In our world today we are living in what I would refer to as the Liberal Dystopia of Political Correctness.  This thing that our current Holy Father warned us about. As secular humanism continues its march towards a Dictatorship of

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British Government Shows Prejudice Towards Papal Visit

[Updates at the bottom of this post as of 4-25-2010 AD at 8:28pm Central time] An internal U.K. government memo titled “Policy planning ahead of the Pope’s visit” have caused an uproar in Britain and which included the following suggestions:

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What Evil Looks Like

Pure and unadulterated evil. Attorney Jeffrey Anderson of Saint Paul, Minnesota, has had success in winning millions of dollars[1] from homosexual pedophile abuse cases against the American Catholic Church over the years. He has stated many times that he will

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A Second Victimization

Nicholas D. Kristof wrote another New York Times editorial condemning the Church. It’s not worth reading; it’s the same stuff about the Vatican is not the Church, but the real Church are the ones helping the needy (i.e. the ones

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Top 15 Misconceptions About Catholics

Karen L. Anderson of Online Christian Colleges wrote a timely piece on the many myths, misconceptions, and outlandish lies told about Catholics: With nearly one quarter of the U.S. population Catholic, they make up a huge part of society and

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Our German Shepherd Under Attack

The mainstream media and even some conservative sites such as Lucianne are spreading defamatory statements that are misleading and false about Pope Benedict XVI. What started this brouhaha? Richard Owen of the newspaper site called the Times of London. The

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