Donald R. McClarey

October 10, 732: Battle of Tours

    “A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar in Spain to the banks of the Loire in France; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens

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Donald R. McClarey

An Alliance of the Dangerous and the Dim-Witted

One of the more bizarre developments in recent years is the alliance between militant Islam and the Left.  Bizarre, because if the Jihadists come to power in a nation, the Leftists can expect, at best. to be treated with the

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Donald R. McClarey

Halloween Terror

Another atrocity from a member of the religion of peace.       A man in a pickup truck killed eight people when he drove onto the West Side bike path in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon — and then shouted

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Islam and the Church

    As faithful readers of this blog know, I am not a fan of the Jesuits in their contemporary incarnation.  However, their are Jesuits alive today who bear the stamp of Saint Ignatius Loyola and who serve the Church

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Sacred Cow

    In the current pontificate, Mary Jo Anderson at The Catholic World Report reminds us, speaking the truth about Islam is verboten:     A Catholic teacher in Florida remains under fire in his diocese, three weeks after the

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Just in Time for Easter

      Like clockwork Copts are slaughtered by Jihadists as we approach Easter.  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts prays for the victims:   As I’ve discovered, for some Christians in Islamic countries, Palm Sunday is the main celebration day.

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Jesuitical 20: Georgetown Prof on Slavery and Rape

    Part 20 of my ongoing survey of the follies of many modern day Jesuits. A Georgetown Professor assures us that slavery and rape isn’t so bad as long as the slavers and rapists follow the religion of peace.  Rod

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Truth From an Archbishop

    I guess these days archbishops have to be retired before we can expect to here truth from them:   Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii, said that Islam will soon become Europe’s main religion thanks to the

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Charles Martel Lives

    This brought a smile to my face: Blog Catholique reports that the unknown man approached the group and began blasting music to stop the Catholics from completing their prayer. It was then that one of the worshipers rose

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Conversion

    Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts points at one of the remarkable trends of the past few years:  muslim conversions to Christianity:   The fields are white already to harvest You might miss this in the national press, but conversions to

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Gag

  Please read this letter and then in the comboxes give me a guesstimate  of the percentage of people at the Vatican who actually believe that Catholicism is the True Faith:   Christians and Muslims:  Beneficiaries and Instruments of Divine

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Edward Feser on Islamophobia

  Philosopher Edward Feser at his blog has a very interesting post on the concept of  “Islamophilia” and its twin,”Islamophobia”, a term used commonly to shut up people who note the obvious:  that adherents to Islam commit most acts of

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Pope Benedict Was Right

  A piece by Thomas D. Williams at Breitbart looks back at some of the comments of Pope Benedict regarding religions and the roles they play in the World:     In that talk, Benedict cited the 14th-century Byzantine emperor

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Jihadis Welcome

It often seems to me that most Catholic clerics could care less about the ordinary Catholics they are supposed to be shepherds of.  Case in point:  mass immigration of Muslims.  I wish I could say that Robert Spencer is wrong,

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Some Religions Are More Equal Than Others

  Shame on you if you think the Obama administration did this to curry favor with Muslims!   The nation’s pork producers are in an uproar after the federal government abruptly removed bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pig

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Bear Growls: Pamela Geller

  Saint Corbinian’s Bear is bemused about the hysteria regarding Geller’s Draw Mohammed contest: See the picture above. Does anything strike you as odd? Muslims attack us, and we are the ones who have to be reminded to be nice?

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Murder on the High Seas

    The Pope has proclaimed a duty for Italians to welcome “immigrants” entering Italy illegally from North Africa.  Italians might be better advised to consider just whom they are to welcome:     The incident aboard the vessel, which

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A Horrific Crime You Will Probably Hear Little About

    May the souls of the three murder victims rest in peace.  You probably won’t hear much about this crime:   Police say a dispute over a parking space spurred the murder Tuesday of three North Carolina college students,

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A Tale of Conquest?

  The Anchoress asks the pertinent question:   Do The Rapes of Rotherham Tell a Tale of Conquest? What Rotherham puts me in mind of is the behavior of the conqueror. One of the terrible after-effects of invasion and war

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Jihad, U. S. Branch

Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith, suggests that if you are not nervous about Jihad, you probably should be: You might want

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Ghanîmah Comes to Rotherham

  Rotherham, a city of about 257,000 in Yorkshire, England, is a battleground in a war that has been waged for 13 centuries: More than 1,400 children were sexually abused over a 16 year period by gangs of paedophiles after

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Live Not By Lies

 Live Not By Lies Alexander  Solzhenitsyn One of the more distressing aspects of the contemporary world is just how frequently people are asked to swallow the most total malarkey.  Case in point, current Catholic policy in regard to Islam.  This policy,

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PopeWatch: Islam

  In all the furor over the economic passages of Evangelii Gaudium, other sections of that lengthy document have received short shrift.  Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa has the comments of Father Samir Khalil Samir, an Egyptian Jesuit, on these passages:

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Waging War Against the Catholic Church While Appeasing Islam

  Newt Gingrich in a great article sums up the surreal world we now inhabit thanks to the Obama Administration: The policies of Obama have made our intellectual incoherence and strategic  incompetence even worse. It is no accident that the embassy

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The Way Freedom of Speech Dies

  Time magazine, anyone still reading it?, has a truly despicable piece by Bruce Crumley in which he basically says that “they had it coming” after a French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, was firebombed:   Okay, so can we finally stop with the

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The Constitution Isn’t A Suicide Pact

But it is a document that ensures a pesky little thing called religious freedom, something that Herman Cain has seemingly missed. Herman Cain, a Republican presidential candidate, says Americans have the right to ban Muslims from building mosques. “They have

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Religious Egalitarianism

The five minute window between approximately 5:16 and 5:21 p.m. is my least favorite time of the day.  Not only am I usually waiting for a bus that has about a 25% chance of showing up,  that’s when both the

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Shahbaz Bhatti: Martyr For the Faith

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  Courage and Faith.  Abstractions to many, meaningless phrases to some, to others they are a way of life.  Shahbaz Bhatti was in the last category.  His faith was obvious to all.  As a

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