Donald R. McClarey

Satirists Out of Work in Age of Francis

It is increasingly difficult to satirize the surreal reality within the Church today.  For example:    Six weeks after resigning as head of the Vatican communications office over a fake news controversy, Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano gave a talk on the subject of

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Donald R. McClarey

GoodFacts v. RealFacts

A stand out performance by the late Jerry Doyle, who was one of the few contemporary outspoken Hollywood conservatives, as Security Chief Michael Garibaldi in the always underestimated sci fi show Babylon 5.  This sequence shows the difference between GoodFacts

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Donald R. McClarey

How Many Lights?

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts explains why the Left wishes to impose conformity to manifest absurdities:   We in the Christian West, including the United States, are under assault from a largely Marxist driven, Bolshevik inspired revolution. That revolution long

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Donald R. McClarey

Pernicious Make-Believe

“One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool.” George Orwell       We live in a low, dishonest time when powerful forces in our society seek to

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Donald R. McClarey

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

You will be reading in the mainstream media all about a poll by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) that purports to show that white Christians make up only 43% of the population of this fair land of freedom.  Go here

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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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ObamaCare and the Big Lie

One of the many, many lies that Obama told when he was selling ObamaCare was that if you liked your policy you would get to keep it. Obama knew that this was a lie when he said it.  ObamaCare was

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Live Not By Lies

    Live Not by Lies is the last thing Alexander  Solzhenitsyn wrote before his exile to the West in 1974.  Solzhenitsyn was one of the giants of the last century.  Thrown into the Gulag while he was an artillery

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Religious Bigotry: The First Refuge of Scoundrels

The Obama campaign is very worried about Catholic voters.  They have two strategies:  lie about Obama’s record and bash Mitt Romney for being a Mormon. Deal Hudson reports at Lifesite News the type of calls that are being targeted to

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Lying to Join The Band of Brothers

I have never served in combat or been in a warzone for which I thank God.  However, many of my friends are veterans of combat in conflicts stretching from World War II to Iraq.  Such an experience marks them.  They tell

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Top 15 Misconceptions About Catholics

Karen L. Anderson of Online Christian Colleges wrote a timely piece on the many myths, misconceptions, and outlandish lies told about Catholics: With nearly one quarter of the U.S. population Catholic, they make up a huge part of society and

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If You Repeat a Lie a Thousand Times…

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis has defended Pope Benedict in his column in the archdiocesan weekly newspaper. In reporting on the column, the Associated Press closed their story with this: Critics of the church’s handling of abuse cases are

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What We Know Now

As it so happened, I was in Washington DC on that National Mall as congress was voting on the mess which is our “health care reform” bill. I hadn’t been to our capitol city before, and it was a simply beautiful

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November 2009, Stupak Never Intended to Vote No on ObamaCare

Last November during a town hall meeting near the Upper Peninsula Representative Bart Stupak of Michigan, an alleged “pro-life” Democrat that recently voted for government funding of abortion, made it clear that he was never going to vote “No” on

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Thou Shalt Not Run Smear Campaigns

So the Republican Party is reeling, trying to find its voice and a clear path forward in the aftermath of a terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad defeat. While initially we hear that the party will be led by fresh faces, such

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