Donald R. McClarey

Leftism

    Leftism is a substitute religion.  The only thing it has in common with Christianity is the command to worship no strange gods.  Leftism is what happens when a political ideology takes the place of God.  No truce with

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They Will Need a Wing Just For Mark Shea

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—The nation’s psychiatric wards are preparing themselves for an influx of deranged liberals, as Robert Mueller’s official report into Russian collusion has now been filed with the attorney general. As

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Reverse Watergate

  So two years and forty million dollars later, the Mueller report confirms what any sentient person knew at the beginning of this farce:  there was no collusion between the Trump administration and the Russians to influence the outcome of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Virgin Mary

[26] And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, [27] To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s

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PopeWatch: The Magisterium of the Sixties.

From Lifesite News:   Professor Peter Hünermann – a well-connected and prominent German theologian – has told LifeSiteNews that, according to members of the German bishops’ doctrinal commission who spoke to him, the report of the Vatican commission on female

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Donald R. McClarey

Lent With Saint Francis: Part III

    Saint Francis left behind him 28 admonitions for his brothers.  This Lent we will look at them.  Go here for part I, here for part II and here is part III:     XI. NO ONE SHOULD BE

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joseph Oriol

San José Oriol (Barcelona, 23 November 1650 – 23 March 1702) was a priest from Barcelona. He is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church and is the object of particular devotion in the city of Barcelona.   He

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PopeWatch: The Great Stumble

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   From March 15, 2013: VATICAN––Media outlets around the world were quick to speculate about the future of the two day old papacy of Pope

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Donald R. McClarey

Magnificat

  Something for the weekend.  The Magnificat of Bach.

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Mueller Report Sent to the Attorney General

    The title says it all.  More when I know more.   Update:  3/24/19: Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election, according to a summary of

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Dear Crazy Leader

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a scathing Twitter thread, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took Fox News hosts to task for not referring to her using her proper title: “Dear Leader.” “Fox News likes to

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The Electoral College: Fact and Fancy

    My friend Cato at his blog Letters From Cato explains the real history of the creation of the Electoral College:   Note: I’m reposting this from my old blog thanks to renewed efforts to get rid of the

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Nicholas Owen

During the reign of Bloody Elizabeth, Saint Nicholas Owen, a carpenter and lay brother of the Jesuits, made hundreds of priest holes around the country and saved the countless lives of priests as a result.  When he was finally captured,

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PopeWatch: China

Craven appeasement reaps its usual reward of scorn:   Despite entering into a controversial, lopsided agreement with the Vatican last September in which China gained greater control over the Chinese Catholic Church, President Xi Jinping will evidently snub the Holy

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New Zealand Bans Freedom

  A terrorist nut goes on a rampage and a nation loses freedom:   In the wake of the horrific events coming out of Christchurch, NZ, it’s not surprising that many are screaming for more gun control. This is especially

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Donald R. McClarey

David Indemnity

  ENTER KING DAVID.  He should be reminiscent of Fred MacMurray in “Double Indemnity.”                                                                   DAVID                                     It’s not easy being the King of the Israelites,                                     but it has its compensations.  For instance, that                                     day I was

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Losing a War to China

    Sobering analysis from Kurt Schlichter, attorney, conservative commentator and retired Army Colonel:   Here’s how the Chinese win. First, they take out our satellites. You know the GPS location service on your phone? Satellites, which are easy to

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Unplanned

  Looking forward to seeing this when it is released on March 29.  From a post that I wrote on April 15, 2011:   As faithful readers of this blog know, I am an attorney, for my sins no doubt. 

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The Pause That Refreshens Comrade

One of the odder moments in Coca Cola history.  General Zhukhov, who had led the Red Army to victory in World War II, was apparently intrigued with the idea of getting his troops to drink Coke to reduce their consumption

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PopeWatch: Next Pope

Julia Meloni at 1P5 takes a look at the man being bruited about as the next pope:   Last year, Archbishop Viganò alleged that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis’s handpicked secretary of state, was “complicit in covering up the misdeeds”

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Che 2020?

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: SANTA CLARA, CUBA—Is Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara too moderate for a 2020 run as a Democrat? That’s the question the left is asking after Guevara was resurrected by a leftist

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Photina

[26] Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee. [27] And immediately his disciples came; and they wondered that he talked with the woman. Yet no man said: What seekest thou? or, why talkest thou with

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There are Norms and Then There are Norms

  One of the correct criticisms of President Trump is that he has broken norms that should guide all presidents, and I largely agree with that criticism.  His personal behavior is often childish and boorish.  His habit of twittering is

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PopeWatch: Defining Deviancy Down

PopeWatch sometimes suspects the current pontificate is being stage managed by a former writer for Monty Python:   ROME – When Pope Francis decided in 2017 to bring an Argentine bishop to Rome and give him a job in the

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First New England Nun

      When Ethan Allen seized Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775, he did so in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress.  That Allen believed in God no one could doubt.  That he did

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Confession, Thank God!

    My bride and I just went to Confession, and once again I pitied the poor priest who had to hear my lawyer’s confession!  I have never been to Confession without feeling a great sense of relief.   Here is the

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Drinks Like Ted Too

And votes like him on abortion.   Of course Robert Francis O’Rourke hasn’t killed anyone yet, but then Ted Kennedy never wrote out a fantasy about running over kids;   “One day, as I was driving home from work, I

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Hanson on World War II

  My favorite living historian, Victor Davis Hanson, has a lecture series on World War II through Hillsdale College.  Go here to view it.  His companion history on World War II, go here to view it, is a masterpiece.  Go

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Reporter Protecting Democrat and Water is Wet

The next time someone claims that the media isn’t biased, recall this story:   Reuters reported late on Friday night that their reporter who broke the story about Democrat Beto O’Rourke belonging to a hacker group had the story for

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