Donald R. McClarey

Saint Peter and the Last Supper

“Erravi cum Petro, sed non flevi cum Petro”, “Like Peter I have erred, unlike Peter I have not wept.” Bishop Stephen Gardiner on his deathbed after hearing the portion of the Passion where Peter denies Christ.   I have always

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Unlikely Apostles

  To: Jesus, Son of Joseph Woodcrafter’s Carpenter Shop Nazareth 25922 From: Jordan Management Consultants Dear Sir: Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for managerial positions in your new organization. All of them

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John Wayne Catholics Throughout History

This, indeed, is probably one of the Enemy’s motives for creating a dangerous world – a world in which moral issues really come to the point. He sees as well as you do that courage is not simply one of

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Council of Jerusalem

A question arose yesterday in a thread, posed by Michael: I have a real question. Homosexuality, as a sin an abomination, is mentioned in Leviticus. That book, however, also says:  – disrespect of parents should be punishable by death  –

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MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS

1. The most bountiful God, who is almighty, the plan of whose providence rests upon wisdom and love, tempers, in the secret purpose of his own mind, the sorrows of peoples and of individual men by means of joys that

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The First Icons of Saints Peter and Paul

Nicole Winfield of the Associated Press wrote this neat article on these rediscovered icons inside Rome’s catacombs: Twenty-first century laser technology has opened a window into the early days of the Catholic Church, guiding researchers through the dank, musty catacombs

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