Donald R. McClarey

Report to the Emperor-First Draft

(I post this each year on Good Friday.  A holy and happy Easter to all contributors, commenters and readers of TAC.) I thank you Marcus for taking on the onerous task of acting as my secretary, in addition to your

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Report to the Emperor-First Draft

(I post this each year on Good Friday.  A holy and happy Easter to all contributors, commenters and readers of TAC.) I thank you Marcus for taking on the onerous task of acting as my secretary, in addition to your

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Report to the Emperor-First Draft

  (I post this each year on Good Friday at The American Catholic.  Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter.) I thank you Marcus for taking on the onerous task of acting as my secretary, in addition to your regular

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Report to the Emperor-First Draft

(I post this each year on Good Friday at The American Catholic.  Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter.) I thank you Marcus for taking on the onerous task of acting as my secretary, in addition to your regular duties

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Google Worships Their God

Faithful readers will recall the post, here, where I noted that Google observed the birthday of Cesar Chavez on Easter.  Today Google is observing Earth Day.  I find Earth Day to be a banal, politicized event, redolent of the fuzziest

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The Cross: Sign of God’s Life

A Good Friday meditation on the Cross by commenter Greg Mockeridge. Out of all Christian symbols, the sign of the Cross is by far the most significant. In the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox faiths, the blessings given by priests, which

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Good Friday and Me

When the creation of man was first mooted and when, even at that stage, the Enemy freely confessed that he foresaw a certain episode about a cross, Our Father very naturally sought an interview and asked for an explanation. The

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Report to the Emperor-First Draft

(I post this each year on Good Friday.) I thank you Marcus for taking on the onerous task of acting as my secretary, in addition to your regular duties as my aide, in regard to this portion of the report. 

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Stand To: Good Friday Morning

Stand-To: Good Friday Morning I’d been on duty from two till four. I went and stared at the dug-out door. Down in the frowst I heard them snore. ‘Stand to!’ Somebody grunted and swore. Dawn was misty; the skies were

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Father Zuhlsdorf Rants About Sand in Holy Water Fonts

The abuse of removing Holy Water from fonts during the season of Lent is a manifestation of the Spirit of Vatican II.  Well meaning priests misinterpreted or altogether made up their own discipline by removing Holy Water.  Father John Zuhlsdorf

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Who Killed Christ

When Pilate saw that he was not succeeding at all, but that a riot was breaking out instead, he took water and washed his hands in the sight of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. Look

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Passion Narrative

Paraclete Press has done us all the service of making available for free listening on Good Friday a recording of the passion narrative from the Gospel of St. John in beautiful chant tones. Paraclete invites you to take part in

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