Donald R. McClarey

Gran Torino Confession

Not a bad confession:     Obviously a follower of the rule of the three Bs for Confession:   Be brief. Be blunt. Begone.

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Donald R. McClarey

A Clean Slate For Christmas

My bride, our son and I went to Confession today.  As always, I felt after Confession as if a ton of weight had just been taken off my shoulders, Here is the formula that I have followed for Confessions since childhood:

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A Clean Slate For Christmas

  My bride and I went to Confession today.  As always, I felt after Confession as if a ton of weight had just been taken off my shoulders,   Here is the formula that I have followed for Confessions since

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Confession

      As faithful readers of this blog know, I have never been a fan of Michael Voris, but I must say bravo to his response to an alleged smear attempt by villains, (the New York Archdiocese has denied

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Confession! What a Relief!

    My bride and I just went to Confession, and once again I pitied the poor priest who had to hear my lawyer’s confession!  I have never been to Confession without feeling a great sense of relief.   Here is the

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Advent and Confession

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. Saint Augustine     I went to Confession with my bride tonight.  I always think we must give an interesting contrast to the priest as we confess seriatim.  My

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Various & Sundry, 9/4/13

The Priest’s Side of the Confessional When Simcha Fisher wrote last week about reasons to go to Confession, someone protested that Priests would be feel burnt out from hearing too many Confessions. Well scratch that excuse off the list because

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Various & Sundry, 8/29/13

The Misery of Being Merely Upper Middle Class Allison Lynn has written a book called The Exiles that just has to be satire. Sadly, it is not. As it happens, the book is entirely serious about the dire fate of the

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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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Works of Penance, Frequent Confession, Mortification, Almsgiving

Works of Penance, Frequent Confession, Mortification, Almsgiving is by Father Francis Fernandez Carvajal from his series on meditations In Conversation with God, Daily Meditations Volume Two: Lent and Eastertide, 1.2: True conversion is shown by the way we behave.  We show

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