Donald R. McClarey

April 10, 1918: The Angel of the Trenches Earns His Nickname

  Joao Baptista DeValles was born in 1879 in Saint Miquel in the Azores.  At the age of 2 his family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts.  His first name anglicized to John, he quickly proved himself a brilliant student, eventually being fluent in

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Donald R. McClarey

April 5, 1951: Father Craig Goes to Heaven

October 27, 1913.  The Great War was soon to begin in Europe and Leo Peter Craig was born into this world in Everett, Massachusetts.  He was five years old when his mother died, leaving his father with five young children

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With the Wolfhounds

NEC ASPERA TERRENT No Fear on Earth-motto of the Wolfhounds John W. Scannell came into this Vale of Tears on March 28, 1907.  Ordained a priest on May 26, 1934 for the Archdiocese of Denver and was assigned to Saint

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Grunt Padre Honored in Vietnam

    As faithful readers of this blog know, I have many times had posts about heroic Catholic Chaplains serving in our military.  A man whose courage beggared description is Servant of God and Medal of Honor recipient Vincent J.

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