Donald R. McClarey

Snopes Cashes In

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—Snopes has reached a multi-million-dollar deal with Netflix to provide on-screen fact checks of all of the service’s fictional shows, movies, and comedy specials. As you sit down to enjoy content

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Populism-Some Animals are More Equal Than Others

For Pope Francis left wing populism is good and right wing populism is bad:   “The Emergence of Popular Movements: Rerum Novarum of our time” is the title of a new book published in Spanish by the Vatican Publishing House

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Donald R. McClarey

1957

  An interesting look at 1957, the year of my birth.  We are now as far in time from 1957 as 1957 was from the year 1895.  1957 will be always associated in  my mind with this Statler Brothers song

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Donald R. McClarey

With Apologies to Birchers Everywhere

  Everything old becomes new again:   An influential medical journal published a study Monday that links fluoride consumption during pregnancy with lower childhood IQs—a finding that could undermine decades of public-health messaging, fire up conspiracy theorists, and alarm mothers-to-be.

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Donald R. McClarey

Say It Ain’t So Bee

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—As Snopes turns up the heat on The Babylon Bee, its writers were finally forced to admit that they are not real journalists. In a statement issued Monday, Babylon Bee’s

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Donald R. McClarey

Hong Kong Protests Continue

The Hong Kong protests continue and are getting larger.  Yesterday the protest drew 1.7 million people in a pelting rain.  Michael Yon, war journalist in Hong Kong, said this in an email to Instapundit:   MICHAEL YON EMAILS FROM HONG

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Eudes

You must never separate what God has so perfectly united. So closely are Jesus and Mary bound up with each other that whoever beholds Jesus sees Mary; whoever loves Jesus, loves Mary; whoever has devotion to Jesus, has devotion to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cardinal Pell

The Pell appeal decision will be handed down on August 21.  PopeWatch will be giving it gull coverage.  PopeWatch trusts that considering the complete lack of evidence on which Pell was convicted, that the Australian appellate justices are aware that

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Donald R. McClarey

Leftist Witch Hunt

  My daughter over the summer helped move a friend in to her new house in Bloomington, Indiana.  I was therefore somewhat interested when my bride brought this story to my attention yesterday:   The market was a lot calmer

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

The Virtues of a Small Country Church

“From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge—a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit

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Donald R. McClarey

August 12, 1919: Henry Cabot Lodge Opposes US Participation in League of Nations

  One of the chief opponents of the Versailles Treaty was Senator Henry Cabot Lodge (R. Mass.).  He found most objectionable US participation in the League of Nations.  Here is a speech he gave in the Senate on August 12,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Helena

And then Helena said something which seem to have no relevance. ‘Where is the cross, anyway?’ ‘What cross, my dear?’ [said Pope Sylvester.] ‘The only one. The real one.’ ‘I don’t know. I don’t think anyone knows. I don’t think

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump’s Folly

  News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   NUUK, GREENLAND—There have been rumors that President Trump was considering buying Greenland, and Trump has now confirmed those rumors, revealing that he sees it as a great moneymaking opportunity

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Clare of Montefalco

If you seek the Cross of Christ, take my heart. There you will find the suffering Lord. Saint Clare of Montefalco

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Donald R. McClarey

A Sign of the End Times?

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Memories

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: The Sanderson family of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish become the second family to test positive for a banned substance at the 11:00 am

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Donald R. McClarey

The Swamp Fox

“[a]s for this damned old fox, the Devil himself could not catch him.” British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton after fruitlessly pursuing Marion twenty-five miles through swamps.     Something for the weekend.  The Swamp Fox theme song from the Disney

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Donald R. McClarey

I’ve Seen This Movie Before

    Yikes:   Now, comes the European Union with a clever idea to add consumer warning labels to products from Israel as being from that Jewish state. No, seriously. Of course, this is not the first time Jews have

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Stephen the Great of Hungary

My dearest son, if you desire to honor the royal crown, I advise, I counsel, I urge you above all things to maintain the Catholic and apostolic faith with such diligence and care that you may be an example for

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Absent Church

Good commentary by Father Z:   I spent a lot of my youth in squad cars, police stations and jails. Before, you libs nod and sputter, “That explains a lot.  That’s why you HATE VATICAN II!” My folks were cops.

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Donald R. McClarey

Broken Neck Bones Open Thread

  The usual Open Thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing.

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Donald R. McClarey

Parker Brothers Games on American Wars

    While I was at GenCon this year I purchased for a buck a Parker Brothers game published in 1961 called 1863.  The game was a very primitive strategic wargame, no doubt published in an attempt to cash in

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Donald R. McClarey

Deal!

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American state department has come up with an ingenious plan to solve China’s democratic protest problems and make our nation great again in one fell swoop. Through

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: The Assumption of Mary

  46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Luke

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Benedict v. Francis

Interesting:   Austen Ivereigh, the British journalist and biographer of Pope Francis, has stated that the circle surrounding Pope emeritus Benedict — which he said includes the Vatican’s former doctrine head Cardinal Müller — must be brought under “control” since it is

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Donald R. McClarey

Time for Some Eye Bleach

Parsing Bill from the office of Jeffrey Epstein.

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Donald R. McClarey

Nice Little Supreme Court You Have Here. Be a Shame if Anything Happened to It.

Gangsters.   Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to “heal” the court in the near future. The ominous and unusual warning was delivered

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Donald R. McClarey

Public Charges

    “If on such examination there shall be found among such passengers any convict, lunatic, idiot, or any person unable to take care of him or herself without becoming a public charge, they shall report the same in writing

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Maximilian Kolbe

“Immaculata, Queen of heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to you. I,  a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet humbly imploring you to take

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Hong Kong

    PopeWatch has done the arduous work of compiling all the statements of Pope Francis on the Hong Kong protests:  

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Donald R. McClarey

Definition of Terms

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   PHILADELPHIA, PA—Speaking to a packed 30-seat arena, Bill Clinton remarked on Jeffrey Epstein’s recent passing, saying that Epstein’s cause of death “really depends on what your definition of ‘suicide’

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought for the Day

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