Donald R. McClarey

Advent Light in Darkest Night

   It is time to awaken from sleep. It is time for a waking up to begin somewhere. It is time to put things back where God the Lord put them. Father Alfred Delp, SJ During Advent 1944 Father Alfred

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Donald R. McClarey

Lee Harvey Oswald and the Jesuits

This should send conspiracy theorists shooting off towards the Andromeda Galaxy:   This sounds totally make-believe, but every single word of it is true: On July 27, 1963, less than four months before he assassinated President John F. Kennedy, Lee

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Donald R. McClarey

The Real Sermon on the Docks

This seems appropriate for the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker. Probably the most powerful sermon ever placed on film, Father Barry speaks of Christ and his crucifixion on the docks.  The best performance Karl Malden ever gave.  Elia Kazan’s

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Donald R. McClarey

Strange Times

You know that you are living in strange times when an active homosexual is a better defender of the Faith than many paid to do so.  Milo Yiannopoulos was sent a series of questions by America, the Jesuit rag.  He

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Donald R. McClarey

This is My Shocked Face

Apparently, according to the Lepanto Institute, America, the Jesuit rag not the country, has a correspondent who is a Communist: But Dettloff isn’t just a communist.  He also supports and promotes homosexuality and transgenderism. On Facebook, Dettloff applauded Institute for

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Donald R. McClarey

Jesuitical 21: Georgetown and Love Saxa

Part 21 of my ongoing survey of the follies of many modern day Jesuits.  It seems that defending traditional Catholic teaching at Georgetown is verboten:     A student group at Georgetown University faces defunding and other possible sanctions for defending

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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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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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Orwellian Obama and the Jesuit

    One of the more bleakly humorous aspects of this administration is just how Orwellian it is.  The most recent demonstration of this is the appointment of Jesuit Father Thomas Reese to head the US Commission on International Religious

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Another Success For the Jesuits!

  Another alum of the Jesuits blazes new ground in contempt for human life:   Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed “Right to Try” legislation passed by large bipartisan majorities of both houses of the California legislature. In my recent Washington

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Jesuitical 17: Marquette University and the Cop Killer

    Part 17 of my ongoing survey of the follies of many modern day Jesuits. John McAdams, a suspended political science professor at Marquette, go here to read about why he is suspended, at his blog Marquette Warrior, shined

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No Comment

  After Raul Castro paid a call Sunday on Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working for Cuban-U.S. detente — the Cuban president said he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to

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February 23, 1945: The Mass on Mount Suribachi

      Seventy years ago today the Marines raised the flag over Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima and a mass was said at the summit.  Iwo Jima probably has the sad distinction of being the most

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Now America Is Against Dissent

  100% pro-abort Senator Richard Durbin (D.Il.) celebrates his Jesuit education My irony meter just broke.  America, the Jesuit rag and not the country, is now against dissent: It is a curious view of leadership, to say the least, for

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The Perfect Article for America

America as in the Jesuit rag, not the nation.  The Jesuits can close up shop now at America.  There is no way they can surpass this article which perfectly symbolizes the adherence of most contemporary Jesuits to the Faith, and their intellectual

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Time for Another Suppression?

      What is it with the modern day Jesuits?  With certain honorable exceptions, it is hard to view their antics without assuming that many of them are at heart atheists.  Father Z gives us a minor atrocity: I don’t

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PopeWatch: Jesuit Love

  Father James Martin, SJ, editor at large of the Jesuit rag America, practically breaks his arm slapping his order on the back for all the good qualities he perceives in Pope Francis in an article for CCN.  A sample: Openness.

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Jesuitical 15: Gonzaga and the Knights of Columbus

Part 15 of my ongoing survey of the follies of many modern day Jesuits.   Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report.  After 30 years at the bar and almost a decade blogging, there are few stories that shock

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America Meets Dale

    As long time readers of this blog know I have long been an admirer of the work of Dale Price at his blog Dyspeptic Mutterings, and I frequently go there to steal borrow blog ideas.  Dale turned his

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America Hates the Second Amendment

  No, not that America.  America the heterodox Jesuit rag. Repealing the Second Amendment will not create a culture of life in one stroke. Stricter gun laws will not create a world free of violence, in which gun tragedies never

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Jesuitical 13: Rush and Georgetown

Part 13 of my ongoing survey of the follies of many modern day Jesuits.  Georgetown University, founded in 1789, is the oldest Jesuit college in the United States.  Last week it found itself at the center of the debate over the

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Jesuitical 11: Jesuits and Drag Shows

Hattip to Creative Minority Report.  Strong content advisory as to the video at the top of this post.  Part 11 of my ongoing survey of the follies of many modern day Jesuits.  Santa Clara University, a Jesuit University in Santa

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Papa Bene on the Importance of Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is where you have a spiritual director, whether a priest or layperson, offer advice, guidance, and feedback in your spiritual health. This usually involves going over what ails you, whether spiritual or even non-spiritual at times.  Then your

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Great Jesuits 6: Peacemaker

Number 6 in my series on great Jesuits of American history.  Pierre-Jean De Smet first saw the light of day in Dendermonde in Belgium on January 30, 1801.  His parents would have been astonished if they had been told that in his

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Great Jesuits 5: Medal of Honor

      Number 5 in my series on Great Jesuits of American history.  A hallmark of the Jesuit Order has always been utter fearlessness.  The Order founded by that Basque soldier turned saint, Saint Ignatius Loyola, had as little

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Jesuitical 10: Campion Award to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Hattip to Midwest Conservative Journal.  The latest in my on-going series on the follies of some modern Jesuits.  Proving yet again that they have the charism of being impervious to irony, the editorial board of America magazine announced that they were

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The New Jesuit Review

[From the website]: The New Jesuit Review has as its goals the recovery of Jesuit spirituality from its authentic sources and reflection by contemporary Jesuits on its significance for their lives. The writings of St. Ignatius and the First Companions,

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Translations and Fisks

America, the Jesuit magazine, has an article against the new Roman Missal translation which attempts to rectify some of the truly wretched translations that the English speaking peoples of the world had foisted upon them in the Sixties.  The piece is written

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