Donald R. McClarey

A Sign of the Times

Rejoice!  The problems of the Church in Ireland are solved!   The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that it’s to divest from fossil fuels. The process begins immediately as the Bishops’ Conference has signed the global Catholic fossil free

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Donald R. McClarey

Trading Christ for Caesar

How many faithful Catholics have been alienated from the Church due to the embrace by some of the clergy of left-wing politics?  Science Fiction author Sarah Hoyt writes on the topic:   The Catholic Church in America appears to be

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Jeremiahs or Jerks  ?

  In the last few weeks some things have happened that have stunned me – and caused me to think and rethink writing about and discussing what I see as a the devastating crisis in Jesus’s Church. A priest was

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The Church Of The Sacred  Brothel & Holy Hell

  In addition to differing with Jorge Bergoglio in thinking that Hell is eternal and men and women really can be condemned forever, St. John Chrysostom’s writings make a stunning, yet apt, comparison between whorehouses and a church that would

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Guy McClung

The Son, The Ordained Priest At The Cross

  Why, hanging on the Cross, did Jesus single out His mother and St. John and say, “Woman, behold your Son” ? Presented here is a theory, a possibility, an opinion that, just before He died on the Cross, when

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Catholic Deplorables

  My friend Jay Anderson comes out temporarily from blogging retirement to note the recent history of Democrats atttempting to control the Catholic Church:   In case you’re wondering, the “middle ages dictatorship” that is the Catholic Church and her Bishops

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The Barque of Peter Sails Through History

There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination as the Roman Catholic Church. The history of that Church joins together the two great ages of human civilisation. No

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Neo-Pacifism and the Catholic Church

One of the many maladies afflicting the Church since Vatican II has been neo-pacifism.  Violence is denounced as if it is the problem rather than a manifestation of conflicts that arise from many different causes.  That is why while Jihadis compile

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If Only All Catholics Thought As Highly of the Church

  In response to President Obama’s ignorant exercise in moral equivalency in invoking the Crusades and the Inquisition, ( as T.Shaw noted fewer people were turned over for execution by the Inquisition, actually Inquisitions, in all of history than die in American abortion

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Pinkos

Father Z and I have similar feelings about what is going on in the Church today:     Some wag out there used his photoshopping skills to Hello-Kitty-ize some heroes of the silver screen. Samples: No… I just don’t have

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Illegal Immigration and the Church

      I admit to some puzzlement as to why the Church in this country is so stridently in favor of illegal immigration.  The Church in America being in favor of legal immigration I can understand, with so many Catholics

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Converts

      One of the sources of ever renewing strength to Catholicism has ever been our converts.  My bride is an example of this.  A United Methodist when we married, she converted to the Faith after two years.  Her

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Catholic Party?

    Hattip to Dale Price.  An interesting article written by Michael Brendan Dougherty at The Week.  Saint Blog’s is going to be arguing about this one for quite some time: When you add to this the fact that the cultural

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Church of the Zeitgeist

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. William Butler Yeats, Second Coming For any

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The Conclave; A Glimpse Into Heaven

Cardinals speak of feeling as if the weight of the world is on their shoulders. While we watch the awe and majesty of a Conclave to pick the next pontiff, the Princes of the Church speak of it with trepidation, some with

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Why We’re Not Going Anywhere

Let me explain, in as clear and precise terms as I can, why social conservatives are not going anywhere, nor should they go anywhere, but should remain right at the heart of the conservative movement and gain acceptance among libertarians

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Why I Wrote The Catholic Tide Continues To Turn

Some six years ago my first book; The Tide is Turning Toward Catholicism came out, which detailed the Good news happening in the Catholic Church.  Since then and especially this year, I am often asked is the tide still turning?

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Weakness and The Truth

“Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil.  For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world

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