Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: Murder and Redemption

  (The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October.  We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past.  This post is from May 3, 2015.) When I was a kid I watched way too much TV. 

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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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Grace Midst the Worst Pain

    Mark J. Zia is an associate professor of theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.  He is also a father who lost a son at birth two years ago.  Having lost a son myself I can understand the

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Scandalous Priest and Glorious Martyr

    When July 9 rolls around each year I am always reminded of my personal belief that before our end, perhaps especially for those of us sunk deep in sin, God gives us an opportunity to atone and turn

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Serious Catholics Only

Courtesy of Rich Leonardi at Ten Reasons, Catholic Answers’ voter’s guide for serious Catholics.

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