Donald R. McClarey

Pope’s Ideology Increasingly Unpopular in South America

  The Pope constantly warns against ideology, and yet he is the most ideological of popes,  His ideology is that of the contemporary Left on most issues, including immigration, ecology and economics.  He rarely critiques Leftist governments, while he regularly

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Gregory Lakota

Bishop and Martyr, Gregory Lakota: Born in 1883 in the Lviv region, he studied theology at the Lviv Academy. He was ordained to the priesthood in Poland in 1908. He served for eighteen years as professor and rector in the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: “Inclusive” Capitalism

Whenever you put an adjective before a noun, woe to the noun:   Dear Brothers and Sisters, I extend a cordial welcome to each of you gathered for this meeting of the members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism. I

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Donald R. McClarey

The Vatican Answer to Every Scandal

RE: the upcoming McCarrick report, here’s some pretty low-risk predictions: – everybody who could be held responsible is dead; – all the problems have already been fixed; – there’s nothing more to be done – please, americans, start sending us

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Bad Joe! Bad!

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: DETROIT, MI—Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s aides were once again forced to use the spray bottle at a recent campaign event. As the former vice president wandered the crowd, aides were poised

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Donald R. McClarey

You Can Always Depend on the Far Left to Hate Christ

From Chile where Leftist mobs have sacked Catholic churches.  Only lack of power keeps them from murdering every believing Catholic they can get their hands on.

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Donald R. McClarey

Take Up Our Quarrel With The Foe

      In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead; short

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Gratitude

A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Martin of Tours

For the history of St. Martin, we are chiefly indebted to his illustrious disciple St. Sulpicius Severus, who, in an elegant and classical style wrote his life some time before his death. The name of Constantius for Constantine, and some

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PopeWatch: Money

[10] For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6: 10 Saint Paul knew what he was talking about:  

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A Baby Too Far

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Pope’s Commie Buddy Resigns

Well, this is unexpected good news:   Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous leader, ended his 14-year rule after allies deserted him following weeks of protests over a disputed Oct. 20 election that has roiled the Andean nation. On Sunday, the Bolivian

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Donald R. McClarey

November 10, 1975: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

  Forty-four years ago today the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank on November 10, 1975.  Launched in 1958, she was then the freighter was the largest ship on the Great Lakes and she remains the largest ship to have sunk on the Lakes.  For

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Donald R. McClarey

Happy 244th Birthday to the Corps!

  You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced, to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth – and the amusing thing about it is that they are…You should see the group about

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Andrew Avellino

One cannot separate the most Holy Eucharist from the Passion of Jesus. Saint Andrew Avellino

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Donald R. McClarey

FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers

It took some courage for Dean Cain, Superman in Lois and Clark, and Kristy Swanson, Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to star as FBI agent Peter Strozk and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were at the center of the

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It Goes By All Too Quickly

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Even the Normans Knew

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The Fat Cat Cometh

A moment on the kitty lips, forever on the kitty hips.

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Donald R. McClarey

Democracy Dies in Darkness

Facebook and Youtube have banned the mention of the name of Eric Ciaramella, the alleged “whistleblower” attempting to take down the Trump administration in a coup misnamed impeachment.  Ciaramella is a full time Democrat activist masquerading as a CIA spook.

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Donald R. McClarey

November 9, 1989: Thirty Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago today my bride and I arrived home from buying software for our Commodore 64  (Yeah, it is that long ago.) and watched stunned, after we turned on the TV, as we saw East Germans dancing on top

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Theodorus, Nicknamed Tyro

ST. GREGORY of Nyssa begins the panegyric which he pronounced upon this martyr on his festival, at his tomb near Amasea, by gratefully ascribing to his intercession the preservation of that country from the inroads of the Scythians, who had

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PopeWatch: Antichist?

News that PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: VATICAN CITY—In a private moment of reflection after watching one of his cardinals state that the head of the Roman Catholic Church was too busy speaking about the environment, addressing migrant

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Ode to Freedom

Something for the weekend.  Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, conducted by the late Leonard Bernstein, in the city of Berlin a few weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall.   It was a grand time to be alive.

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Oh, We Would Accept a Defeat in 2020 as Well as the Left Accepted Their Defeat in 2016

Extremists never understand that they are always giving unpaid instruction to those who oppose them.  The Resistance to Trump has established new rules to follow when you lose a Presidential election and everyone is taking notes.  As for The Washington

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Donald R. McClarey

Practicing Murder Without a License

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: HANFORD, CA—Authorities are looking for a woman who gave birth to a stillborn baby with toxic levels of methamphetamine in his system. “This is a complete horror,” said Hanford Mayor Carl

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In Memoriam

The Berlin Wall, from start to finish, was a monument to the dismal failure of Communism.  Imagine a state so terrible that it had to erect a wall to keep its people in.  Nothing better exemplified the essential essence of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Crucified Satellico

I want to become a nun and, if I succeed, I want to become a saint. Blessed Maria Crucified Satellico

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Troll

Sometimes PopeWatch suspects that the Pope is trolling us: Pope Francis insisted we go further: “We need a true ‘cultural revolution’”, he said, “a transformation of our collective gaze, our attitudes, our ways of seeing ourselves”. We need to undertake

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Reminds Him of Communism

  How bad is it on some campuses?  This bad: Andrei Serban is a world-renowned theater and opera director and was until recently a professor at Columbia University. After 27 years at the school, he resigned his position because he

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Donald R. McClarey

Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and

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Good Pregnant Gal With a Gun and CNN

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: ATLANTA, GA—After a woman in Florida defended her home from intruders with an AR-15, CNN quickly criticized her for murdering a “poor, defenseless refugee who was probably just applying for

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Englebert

True guardian of the king, thy exalted traits do honor to our emperor; chancellor whose like has never been. Walther von der Vogelweide, contemporary poet, of Saint Englebert

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