Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: Murder and Redemption

  (The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October.  We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past.  This post is from May 3, 2015.) When I was a kid I watched way too much TV. 

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Donald R. McClarey

Go and Sin No More

I have a handful of blogs that I look at each day.  The eponymous site of my co-blogger Darwin Catholic is one of them.  He has a very good post up currently entitled Hiding the Truth is Not Pastoral:  

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Thomas Becket, Sin and Contrition

Henry II: Hear me! People of Canterbury and citizens of England, as I have submitted myself to the lash, so have I petitioned the Pope. And this day, I have received his answer. Thomas Becket, former Archbishop of Canterbury and

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Prayer Request

  LarryD at Acts of the Apostasy has the dreadful news that his nineteen year old nephew took his life.  I would regard it as a personal favor for prayers to be offered for LarryD, the young man’s family and the

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Murder and Redemption

    When I was a kid I watched way too much TV.  How little of those hours I can recall now!  However there is one television show that I watched that has always stayed with me.  On October 25,

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Saint Thomas Becket, Sin and Contrition

(I originally posted this on December 29th last year.  I think it is worth a repost on December 29th this year.) Today is the feast day of my confirmation saint, Saint Thomas Becket, the holy, blessed martyr.  His story tells

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The Alamo, John Wayne and Faith

The tumult and the shouting dies— The Captains and the Kings depart— Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. Rudyard Kipling, from Recessional Interesting that John Wayne, who directed the film The Alamo, would have a religious

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Saint Thomas Becket, Sin and Contrition

Today is the feast day of my confirmation saint, Saint Thomas Becket, the holy, blessed martyr.  His story tells us how foreign to our time the Middle Ages are.  Becket was a worldly cleric who had risen to be chancellor

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Abby Johnson and the Still Small Voice of God

As faithful readers of this blog know, I am an attorney, for my sins no doubt.  It supplies me with bread and butter for my family and myself as well as an opportunity to observe the frailty, follies, crimes and,

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