Donald R. McClarey

This Should be Fun

I am hearing that the final document from #Synod2018, see paragraph 146 above, states that in the digital age there is a need to certify Catholic websites in order to verify if the groups are actually Catholic. I can see

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Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: First Post

The American Catholic was born ten years ago on October 6, 2008.  It was a group blog formed by Tito Edwards.  Although the composition of writers has changed over the years, the blog has always remained a group blog.  Here

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Donald R. McClarey

100 Top Catholic Blogs

Feedspot has done a listing of the top 100 Catholic blogs based upon viewership.  The American Catholic comes in at number 47.  Here is what is said about us: About Blog The American Catholic is an online community of Christians,

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Donald R. McClarey

“Well Funded”

“You’re right, I did lose a million dollars last year. I expect to lose a million dollars this year. I expect to lose a million dollars next year. You know, Mr. Thatcher, at the rate of a million dollars a

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Tito Edwards

Our New Look, The Changes Explained

If you haven’t noticed we have made some changes to The American Catholic website, mostly aesthetic. The previous version was messy and clunky.  I take responsibility for that.  I was using Themler, a new CMS Creator tool that I never

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I Guess They’ve Heard About Us

    A classic scene from the film Twelve O’clock High:   General Savage, played by Gregory Peck, is briefing his 918th Bomb Group.  He announces to them that Intelligence  has reported that the Germans have been taking fighter units from the East

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Popular American Catholic Posts

  The long weekend has given me an opportunity to view blog statistics.  Here are the top 10 viewed posts of all time at The American Catholic: Google’s Top 25 Catholic Websites                                                             73,094 A Map Of How Americans View

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Conversation About Race

      Starbucks, that purveyor of overpriced beverages by underpaid workers, decided last week to have a “conversation” on race with its customers, and after an avalanche of ridicule they have ended it. Howard D. Schultz, the chief executive

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Why I Am Friends With “Moderation” and “Ban”

Walter Russell Meade at Via Meadia, a blog I frequently read, is ending comments and here is his explanation why:   We apologize to the readers who participated in or valued the comments section on the blog, and especially to

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Fan Mail

  We recently got this missive over the transom at The American Catholic which made my day: It’s really unfortunate to read a Catholic publication so full of hateful speech and uncharitable thought and partisan bigotry. Jimmy Carter is many

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What Happened

For about five hours this morning ThePulp.it, The American Catholic, and Ignitum Today websites went down.  I want to make clear that we were not hacked, we did not get viruses planted, nothing of those natures.  What I can say

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Interview On the Radio Today at 5pm Eastern

I will be interviewed on the radio today at 5pm (Eastern) on the In His Sign Network radio station.  They are a lay Catholic radio apostolate located in Rosemont, PA.  They broadcast daily live from 5 to 6pm (Eastern) WTMR-800

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Last Weeks Top-Ten Catholic Posts

Here are this past weeks Top-10 most visited Catholic posts from The American Catholic for June 20-26: 1. Parish Shopping by Michael Denton 2. McChrystal Should Be Fired by Donald R. McClarey 3. Sharia in Dearborn? by Donald R. McClarey

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USA Today Reports on Catholic Blogosphere

Last Friday on October 30 the mainstream media here in America reported inaccurately that the Vatican was warning parents that Halloween is ‘anti-Christian’.  Of course no such thing occurred.  The Vatican did not say that Halloween is ‘anti-Christian’, in fact

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The American Catholics Top-10 Most Visited Articles

Well we are approaching the end of our first anniversary here at The American Catholic website.  Many of us have provided our favorites and most thoughtful articles that caught our attention.  Now its the readers of The American Catholic’s turn.

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Year In Review Of The American Catholic

We here at the American Catholic are celebrating our one year anniversary by reflecting on our favorite posts of the last 12 months. Today it is my turn to contribute my favorite postings. Enjoy! What Is An American Catholic –

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American Catholic: One Year Retrospective

As Donald noted yesterday, it’s been a year since we started here at The American Catholic. I know we’ve all been pleased both at the quality of the writing from the team as a whole, and also from the interest

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One Year Already?

I find it hard to believe, but The American Catholic is celebrating its one year birthday today.  I’ve enjoyed writing for the blog over the past year immensely, and I hope our readers and commenters have also had some fun. 

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The Personality Type of a Blog

Per Typealyzer, The American Catholic blog has the personality type of an INTP according to the Myer’s Briggs indicator. Here is the description:

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