Donald R. McClarey

June 4, 1989: In Memoriam: Tiananmen Square

  “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” Thucydides Today is the twenty-ninth anniversary of the beginning of the brutal

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Ben Butera

The Occult, R.E. and Me

A commenter on this blog linked an article in MarketWatch entitled Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology. The article was in a business website because of spiking sales among products claiming metaphysical benefits, but it still made

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Fulton Sheen on the Signs of Our Time

    Lent is a good time for confronting evil, both inside of ourselves and the evil of the World.  In 1947 then Monsignor Fulton Sheen gave a very important radio address.  He could discern that humanity was at a turning

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When a Kiss Is Not Just a Kiss

Hattip to commenter Phillip. Further proof that there are some very sick puppies among the powers that be currently at the Vatican: In a bizarre sequence of events, the German edition of Vatican Radio published a cover photo of two

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Evil on the March

My favorite living historian Victor Davis Hanson wonders if we are living in a world today where the orcs are winning. Tolkien’s literary purpose with orcs was not to explore the many shades of evil or the struggle within oneself

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Rational Evil

Dennis Prager , in this episode of his Prager University series of videos, takes on an ever popular heresy:  evil is irrational.  This heresy is popular for any number of reasons but doubtless it all boils down to the belief, completely

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Czeslawa Kwoka

  Let not anyone pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look

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Jesus Wept

  I like to think that there are some things so terrible that no one would even imagine them, let alone do them, and then we have something like this occur and my pleasing illusion goes out the window:  

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A Case Can Be Made For Auschwitz!

    Michael Moriarty as SS Sturmbannfuhrer (Major) Erik Dorf, in the riveting miniseries Holocaust (1978), attempts at 5:26 in the video above to convince the incredulous SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler that rather than concealing the crimes of the Holocaust the SS should

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Obama’s Latest Fig Leaf is Not Acceptable

Update III:  The USCCB Pro-Life Director Richard Doerflinger and Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey agree with me that this “accommodation” or “compromise” is unacceptable.  Sadly Sr. Keehan of the the Catholic Health Associate found this “satisfactory”.  It looks like

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Why Personhood Matters

Imagine you lost your mother, after an illness, at the hospital. In as much as any death is easy, hers is… and then it starts. Months later, after much legal fighting, they finally give you her mortal remains– a couple

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Ash Wednesday: God Wills It!

Lent is a time for confronting evil, especially the evil within us.  Today is Ash Wednesday.  The origins of the use of ashes on Ash Wednesday is lost in the mists of Church history.  The first pope to mention Ash Wednesday,

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Monsters

Every now and then we need a reminder that true evil exists in this world. An abortionist arrested in Philadelphia faces eight counts of murder, one for the death of a patient, and the other seven for killing babies who

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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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John Paul II: Nine Days That Changed the World

Nine Days That Changed the World is a film produced by Citizens United, Newt Gingrich’s, former Republican Speaker of the House and Catholic convert, group.  That Gingrich produced it will probably reduce the number of people who will see the

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Lyon Cathedral: Pious Young Catholics Face Down Militant Gays

From Father Zuhlsdorf: Prepare to be disgusted and then edified. This from LifeSite with my emphases and comments: Catholics Defend French Cathedral de Lyon During Homosexual “Kiss-In” By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman LYONS, June 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Approximately 200 young

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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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If You Repeat a Lie a Thousand Times…

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis has defended Pope Benedict in his column in the archdiocesan weekly newspaper. In reporting on the column, the Associated Press closed their story with this: Critics of the church’s handling of abuse cases are

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This is Unconscionable.

From the Anchoress: MSNBC ran a headline on their website: “Pope Describes Touching Boys: I Went Too Far.” NBC has apologized (the linked story had absolutely nothing to do with the headline, or with the pope, for that matter). Really? Will

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Palin Responds to Family Guy Attack on Trig

Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin respond to the vile Family Guy attack on Trig, her son with Down’s Syndrome: People are asking me to comment on yesterday’s Fox show that felt like another kick in the gut. Bristol was one who

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Global One Child Per Family Policy

Diane Francis, a columnist with the Financial Post, a Canadian newspaper, has a column here calling for a global one child policy. A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate

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Res et Explicatio for AD 11-9-2009

Salvete TAC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the world of Catholicism: 1. Today is the twenty year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher all played pivotal roles

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