Donald R. McClarey

A Proclamation

  The twenty-fifth day of December. In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth; the two thousand nine hundred

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Advent and Anti-Christ, Part III

Part three of my presentation of the four sermons of John Henry Cardinal Newman on the Anti-Christ delivered in 1835 before his conversion.  Part I is here and Part II is here. In this sermon Newman considers the City and Empire

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Coriolanus

Though the great houses love us not, we own, to do them right, That the great houses, all save one, have borne them well in fight. Still Caius of Corioli, his triumphs and his wrongs, His vengeance and his mercy,

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Science and Technology in World History

Technological history is a unique point of view that always caught my eye.  David Deming of the American Thinker gives us a brief synopsis of his latest contribution in this genre.  Keep in mind how integral Christianity was to the

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Under the Roman Sky

A new film, Under the Roman Sky, starring James Cromwell as Pius XII, details the heroic efforts of Pius XII to save the Jews of Rome from the Nazis, after Rome came under Nazi occupation subsequent to the fall of Mussolini following

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Video: The Catacombs of Rome

The short video by the informative website Rome Reports shows beautiful and never before seen images of the world beneath Rome.  From the Temple of Mithra to the underground aqueduct that feeds Trevi Fountain.

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2763rd Anniversary of the Fovnding of Rome

Happy Birthday Rome! Today, 2763 A.U.C., Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus.* According to legend, Rome was founded on April 21, 753 B.C. by twin brothers descended from the Trojan prince Aeneas.  Romulus and Remus were the grandsons of

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Genuine Urban Renewal As Envisioned By Pope Benedict

Hat tip to Amy Welborn Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday took advantage of a traditional homage paid to Our Lady by residents of Rome on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to deliver this timely reflection on urban life. Some

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