Donald R. McClarey

IN PRAECLARA SUMMORUM

  Here powers failed my high imagination:          But by now my desire and will were turned,          Like a balanced wheel rotated evenly,      By the Love that moves the sun and the other stars. Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy:  Paradiso ending Continuing

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August 1, 1917: The Pope’s Peace Plan

    On August 1, 1917 Pope Benedict addressed a peace plan to the heads of the belligerent nations.  The plan had not a prayer of success, as both the Central and Allied Powers had reasons to believe that a

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Cardinal Farley and the Conclave of 1914

    John Cardinal Farley of the Archdiocese of New York, was the only American cardinal to arrive in Rome in time to participate in the Conclave of 1914, making him the second American to participate in a conclave.  Born

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Prayer for the Pope in Cuba

  “There is not one single social or economic principle or concept in the philosophy of the Russian Bolshevik, which has not been realised, carried into action, and enshrined in immutable laws a million years ago by the White Ant.”

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