Donald R. McClarey

Larry and Ash Wednesday

(I will be reposting this each Ash Wednesday.) My late son Larry always seemed to enjoy Ash Wednesday.  Five years ago in 2013 I went up with him to receive ashes.  He heard the traditional admonition:  “Remember man thou art dust,

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Lawrence Charles McClarey: In Memoriam

Lawrence Charles McClarey Birth:  September 5, 1991 (Feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian) Death:  May 19, 2013 (Pentecost) [53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality. [54] And when this mortal hath put

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Memorial Day Thoughts

Are you afraid of death? Well, I can’t say that I have any great affection for it. Look below you, my friend. For 70 years, I’ve watched the seasons change. I’ve seen the vibrant life of summer, the brilliant death

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Lawrence Charles McClarey: In Memoriam

Lawrence Charles McClarey Birth:  September 5, 1991 (Feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian) Death:  May 19, 2013 (Pentecost) 12 Now if Christ be preached, that he arose again from the dead, how do some among you say, that there is

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Donald R. McClarey

Larry Facts

  I had not intended this for publication but a recent attempt by criminals to subject one of my computers to ransomware has caused me to publish this to give it “internet immortality”.  These are facts about my son Larry

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Larry Sightings

  I had not intended this for publication, but a recent attempt by criminals to subject one of my computers to ransomware has caused me to give this internet “immortality” by publishing it here.  Those who wish to may conclude

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Lawrence Charles McClarey: In Memoriam

Lawrence Charles McClarey Birth:  September 5, 1991 (Feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian) Death:  May 19, 2013 (Pentecost) 38. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to

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Larry and Ash Wednesday

(I will be reposting this each Ash Wednesday.) My late son Larry always seemed to enjoy Ash Wednesday.  Two years ago in 2013 I went up with him to receive ashes.  He heard the traditional admonition:  “Remember man thou art dust, and

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Love Makes All the Difference

Approximately 92% of mothers who learn they are carrying children with Down’s Syndrome abort their child.  The Daily Mail has an article by a deeply evil woman who bemoans the fact that she didn’t have that option: Questions I couldn’t answer

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August 22, 1864: Lincoln Addresses the 166th Ohio

  Lincoln, six feet one in his stocking feet, The lank man, knotty and tough as a hickory rail, Whose hands were always too big for white-kid gloves, Whose wit was a coonskin sack of dry, tall tales, Whose weathered

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God, Death and Faith

  Kyle Cupp has a heartrending piece up at The Daily Beast in which he discusses the death of his daughter and his subsequent loss of faith:   In the months following the death of our newborn daughter, I had

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Lawrence Charles McClarey

Lawrence Charles McClarey Birth:  September 5, 1991 (Feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian) Death:  May 19, 2013 (Pentecost) 38. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to

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God and Suffering

  As superb look at suffering by Dr. Peter Kreeft, courtesy of Prager University.  I agree with his division of suffering into what Man causes through our actions, wars are a classic example, and suffering caused by nature, the type of suffering

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Love Conquers All

  Commenter Sywink sent me the above video.  My response:   Well that brought tears to my eyes.  My twins had a similar relationship.  When my non-autistic son was praised for helping my autistic son, he would always respond:  “He’s

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Euthanize Your Autistic Kid!

    Charming. The letter demands that Begley take action over her “retarded” son Max.   The Ontario mother said she had no idea who would send such a hateful  letter, which left her family shocked and devastated. She tearfully told

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Patsy Custis, Larry McClarey and Sudep

The Father of our country, George Washington, was never blessed with biological children.  When he married his wife Martha, she was a widow, and she brought two children into their marriage:  John Parke Custis, who was four, and Martha Parke

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The Pope, The Clown and The Cross

  (I originally posted this on September 28, 2009 and it has always been one of my favorites.  I am reposting it now since I assume many current readers of the blog have not read it, and, with the recent death

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Lawrence Charles McClarey: A Remembrance

The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away.   Blessed be the Name of the Lord. Job 1:21 To those who did not know Larry well, it might be assumed that he was dealt a pretty poor set of cards in

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My Humble Thanks

    I can’t thank enough all of you who extended your kind wishes and prayers for the repose of the soul of my son Larry after his passing.  Last week was the hardest week of my life and in

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Lawrence Charles McClarey: Requiescat In Pace

    My beloved son, Lawrence Charles McClarey, passed away of a seizure last night.  I found him this morning at 6:15 AM when I attempted to rouse him for the “Daddy Readings” that he and I had done daily since

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