Donald R. McClarey

Saint Athanasius: On the Incarnation

His epitaph is Athanasius contra mundum, “Athanasius against the world.” We are proud that our own country has more than once stood against the world. Athanasius did the same. He stood for the Trinitarian doctrine, “whole and undefiled,” when it

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Donald R. McClarey

Something to Remember

For they hold the places, but you the Apostolic Faith. They are, it is true, in the places, but outside of the true Faith; while you are outside the places indeed, but the Faith, within you. Let us consider whether

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Donald R. McClarey

The Trinity and Us

“The gates of heaven are lightly locked, We do not guard our gain, The heaviest hind may easily Come silently and suddenly Upon me in a lane. “And any little maid that walks In good thoughts apart, May break the

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Saint Athanasius on the Trinity

  We acknowledge the Trinity, holy and perfect, to consist of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In this Trinity there is no intrusion of any alien element or of anything from outside, nor is the Trinity a

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Saints of Lent: Athanasius Contra Mundum

We are proud that our own country has more than once stood against the world. Athanasius did the same. He stood for the Tninitarian doctrine, ‘whole and undefiled,’ when it looked as if all the civilized world was slipping back

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My Top Ten Favorite Saints

I have always thought it says a lot about Catholics as to whether they have favorite saints, and who they are if they do have special saints.  Here are my top ten. 10.  Saint Andreas Wouters-Most saints have been extraordinary

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Saint Athanasius on the Trinity

    We acknowledge the Trinity, holy and perfect, to consist of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In this Trinity there is no intrusion of any alien element or of anything from outside, nor is the Trinity

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Messianic Prophecies: Isaiah 35

    Continuing our Advent look at Messianic prophecies for this year, which we began in Advent 2011 and continued last year, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here, here, here, here, here , here ,  here,

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Saint Athanasius on Mary, Mother of God

  O noble Virgin, truly you are greater than any other greatness. For who is your equal in greatness, O dwelling place of God the Word? To whom among all creatures shall I compare you, O Virgin? You are greater

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Pope Benedict on Saint Athanasius, a Saint For Our Times

  His epitaph is Athanasius contra mundum, “Athanasius against the world.” We are proud that our own country has more than once stood against the world. Athanasius did the same. He stood for the Trinitarian doctrine, “whole and undefiled,” when

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Saint Athanasius On the Incarnation

His epitaph is Athanasius contra mundum, “Athanasius against the world.” We are proud that our own country has more than once stood against the world. Athanasius did the same. He stood for the Trinitarian doctrine, “whole and undefiled,” when it

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Athanasius Contra Mundum

Saint Athanasius, a Doctor of the Church, and the foremost defender of the divinity of Christ, is one of the key figures in the history of the Faith.  His era, the Fourth Century, was a time period of turbulent change, not

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Is Bishop Roger Morin Mendaciously Defending CCHD?

Bishop Roger Morin is the Chair of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Subcommittee that directs the CCHD.  In theory the CCHD works towards ending poverty and injustice in the United States by basically offering grants to organizations that

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Cardinal Egan's Inability To Raise Vocations

Outgoing Archbishop of New York Cardinal Egan demonstrates why he is a complete failure in raising the number of vocations in his archdiocese.  In comments made to a radio program in Albany two days ago Cardinal Egan [may have] insinuated that

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Why the Incarnation?

Why did God come to us, as one of us,  in the Incarnation?  Why this particular path for our salvation?   Great saints throughout the history of the Church have sought to answer this question, and perhaps the best answer is

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