Donald R. McClarey

Grace in the Face of Death

As faithful readers of this blog know, I am a great admirer of the virtue of courage.  Nowhere does this virtue shine brighter than when someone meets death with grace and hope:   Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us

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Prayer Request

  LarryD at Acts of the Apostasy has the dreadful news that his nineteen year old nephew took his life.  I would regard it as a personal favor for prayers to be offered for LarryD, the young man’s family and the

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Bear Growls: Mortality

He had been to touch the great death, and found that, after all, it was but the great death. Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage     Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear had a recent reminder that

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God, Death and Faith

  Kyle Cupp has a heartrending piece up at The Daily Beast in which he discusses the death of his daughter and his subsequent loss of faith:   In the months following the death of our newborn daughter, I had

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Love Conquers All

  Commenter Sywink sent me the above video.  My response:   Well that brought tears to my eyes.  My twins had a similar relationship.  When my non-autistic son was praised for helping my autistic son, he would always respond:  “He’s

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Sacred and Holy?

And they cried with a loud voice, saying:  How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Apocalypse 6:10 If you listen closely you can hear the

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Funeral and Repast for Father Hinds Today

The funeral for Father Edward “Ed” Hinds will be celebrated today, Saturday, October 31,  A.D. 2009 at  10:00am.  The Mass will be the Rite of Christian Burial and simulcast live int he Saint Patrick Parish Center Gym, East/West Rooms, and

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Father Hinds Planned To Lay Off Suspect

Father Edward “Ed” Hinds was found dead in the rectory kitchen of 32 stab wounds late last week in the Diocese of Paterson located in the area of Chatham, New Jersey.  A suspect has been found who is the church

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Father Edward Hinds Found Slain In Rectory

Father Edward “Ed” Hinds, the pastor of Saint Patrick Church in Chatham, New Jersey, was found slain early Friday morning by parishioners in the rectory when he failed to celebrate the 8:00am Mass. This morning there was a congregation of

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The Pope, The Clown and The Cross

In 1957 comedian Red Skelton was on top of the world.  His weekly comedy show on CBS was doing well.  He had  curtailed the drinking which had almost derailed his career.  Not too shabby for a man who had started out as

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