Donald R. McClarey

Requiescat In Pace: Arnaud Beltrame

A hero to remember.  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us the details:   And sadly, he has passed away.  Col. Arnaud Beltrame broke from our modern trends and sacrificed himself for those he never knew.  As an ISIS soldier

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Donald R. McClarey

Our “Allies” the French

Ah, that famed Gallic diplomacy:   The French ambassador to the United States used Pearl Harbor Day as an occasion to bash America’s position on World War II in the 1930s. “In this Pearl Harbor day, we should remember that

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Only in France

    The French are in the process of electing a President.  The vagaries of French politics I usually find fairly bewildering, as one might expect from a nation that since 1789 has had a monarchy, three constitutional monarchies, two

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France Attempts to Criminalize the Pro-Life Movement

I am not afraid; I was born to do this. Saint Joan of Arc     The Socialist government in France, deemed likely to be massacred in the coming elections, are doing what Leftists traditionally do when they are running

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Two Nations Under Red, White and Blue

We will wait for the Americans and the tanks. General Philippe Petain, 1917   Today is Bastille Day.  Our relationship with our oldest ally has been frequently rocky over the years, in spite of the aid France gave us in

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A Warning From History

We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. CS Lewis, The Abolition of Man     Too late for Bastille Day, but this reflection by Steven Hayward at Powerline on a book written by French historian Marc

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Vive la France!

A million Frenchmen marched on the capital of France, Paris, in defense of Marriage this past weekend.  Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Homosexuals, Heterosexuals, Men and Women all marched to protest François Hollande’s attempt at completing the destruction of the Family and

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The French Are Proof of God’s Sense of Humor

The French don’t care what they do, actually, as long as they pronounce it properly.                          Professor Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady As longtime readers of this blog know, I have a weakness for humorous posts.  However, it is increasingly

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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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C.S. Lewis on Anscombe, France, and Meritocracy

Perusing the local used bookstore last weekend, I came across a copy of the Third Volume of the Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis. On the whole (or, rather, through the first hundred pages or so), they make an enjoyable light

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Alexander Hamilton's Dying Wish, Holy Communion

Like many intellectual men in Revolutionary America and Western Europe, Alexander Hamilton bought into the Deist ideas of a Creator, but certainly not a Creator who needed a Son to rise from the dead or perform miracles, and certainly not

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Burke on Marie Antoinette

The French Revolution had the effect of lessening anti-Catholicism in England.  The English admired the courage with which many Catholics fought against the Revolutionaries in France and tolerance was extended to French Catholic refugees in England.  This was a great

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Pat Robertson, Haiti and History

  For the benefit of Mr. Robertson.  The Haitians revolted during the French Revolution and the reign of Napoleon I.  The Haitians were never ruled by Napoleon III (1852-1870), having their independence recognized in 1825 by France.  Although Voodoo has

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France Tells Obama To Cowboy Up

Never in a million years would I have expected a Frenchman, any Frenchman living today, to chide an American president to be a man.  Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan are rolling over in their graves as French President Nicolas Sarkozy

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How to Get There from Here

There’s been much discussion of late about what other country’s health care apparatus the US should consider emulating, and in such discussions France is often mentioned. Now, all cheerful ribbing against the French aside, their health care system is not

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-25-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. The great Cardinal Pell offered his thoughts on the future of liturgical development by stating that ad orientem will be mandatory so as to move away the

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You've Seen One Frenchman, You've Seen Them All

Apparently, hattip to Gateway Pundit, our President isn’t sure who the President of France is since he sent a note to former French President Chirac, and Sumo I do hope you are fully recovered, with this sentiment in it:   ‘I am certain that

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Our Oldest Ally

Our oldest ally is France, the nation that proved vital in our War for Independence.  I sometimes share the annoyance felt by many Americans towards France.

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