Donald R. McClarey

Tom Burnett

Audie Murphy, the most decorated US soldier in World War II, always said he wasn’t a hero, and that the real heroes were the men who didn’t make it home.  Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs gives us an example supporting

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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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My Type of Brainwashed Morons

Bishop Folliot:  Do you think you can carry this off indefinitely you fool? Archbishop Thomas Becket:  We are all God’s fools, My Lord. From the play Becket     Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report. From the only

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The Alamo, John Wayne and Faith

The tumult and the shouting dies— The Captains and the Kings depart— Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. Rudyard Kipling, from Recessional Interesting that John Wayne, who directed the film The Alamo, would have a religious

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The Pope, The Clown and The Cross

  (I originally posted this on September 28, 2009 and it has always been one of my favorites.  I am reposting it now since I assume many current readers of the blog have not read it, and, with the recent death

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Find God In 60 Days!

  I agree with you Klavan on the Culture, prayer over time tends to build belief.  I have had several people tell me that the force of habit of prayer has gotten them through rough spots in their religious life. 

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Advent and Anti-Christ, Part IV

The fourth and final part of my presentation of the four sermons on the Anti-Christ delivered by John Henry Cardinal Newman before his conversion during Advent in 1835.  Part I is here, part II is here and Part III is

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The Claremont Reviews Advent Interview with Fr. James V. Schall

Since 2002 Ken Masugi, a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute and lecturer in Government at Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, has conducted Advent interviews with James V. Schall, S.J., author of over thirty books on political theory and theology.

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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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