Donald R. McClarey

The Deep State Protects Its Own

Well, well, well:   According to Ingraham, she obtained a chain of State Department emails from May 2019 between New York Times journalist Ken Vogel and State Department official Kate Schilling, when Vogel was seeking comment on his story about

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Donald R. McClarey

March for Life 2020

  I will be on the road today and probably unable to blog.  Use this post to give your takes on the march for life this year, including the address of President Trump.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Messalina

Hic subtus iacet corpus sanctæ Messalinæ. Inscription on the sarcophagus of Saint Messalina discovered on December 13, 1599. A young woman, she was martyred around 250 and was a companion of Saint Felician and cared for him in prison before

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Sound of Silence

Good luck:   Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s “abuses of power.” “The crux of the issue is that China refuses

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Donald R. McClarey

I Can See Why They Would Fear That

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—In his opening statement at Trump’s impeachment trial, Rep. Adam Schiff reminded the Senate of their solemn duty and the gravity of just what it is they will be discussing

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Donald R. McClarey

President Donald Kennedy

  Strong language advisory.  I must admit my estimation of JFK just went up a few notches.  I try to avoid swearing at all times, but when you are the man in charge there are times to be very blunt

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Donald R. McClarey

Jim Lehrer: Requiescat in Pace

Jim Lehrer died today at age 85.  He was a throwback to a better time in journalism.  After graduating from the University of Missouri, he served three years as a Marine Corps infantry officer, an experience he viewed as extremely

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Rule Britannia! Brexit is Adopted!

Amidst the hurly and burly of fake news about impeachment, Davos, Megxit, etc… the one good piece of news may have passed you by.  It did me, until my good lady, who has a special historian’s interest in the welfare

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Donald R. McClarey

Liawatha: No Wampum Back for You

If Fauxcahontas is the Democrat nominee, the Trump campaign should run the above exchange non-stop in campaign videos.  This hits home.  My son, for example, recently finished paying his sizable student loans off in a two and a half year

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Donald R. McClarey

Abortion: The Trade of Killing the Innocent

    A former abortionist writes in USA Today that the business of killing the unborn for dollars is, surprise, one that often could care less about the mother: Kathi Aultman Opinion contributor I’ve killed more people than Ted Bundy.

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Donald R. McClarey

Stalin, You Conservative

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Addressing a crowd earlier this week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared that Joseph Stalin was actually a conservative or at least a center-right kind of guy. “Nobody was actually on the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John the Almoner

Give unto him; he may be Our Lord in disguise.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Chinese New Year-Year of the Rat

The Pope mentions Chinese New Year:   At the end of the General Audience the Pope noted that on “25 January next, in the Far East and in various other parts of the world, many millions of men and women

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

Hattip to Instapundit.

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Donald R. McClarey

Bargain Kept

  I voted for Donald Trump because he promised to be a pro-life President.  On this, he has been a man of his word:   On Wednesday, the March for Life announced that President Donald Trump will be the first

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Donald R. McClarey

Falling Iguanas Open Thread

The usual open thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing!

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Guy McClung

Jorge’s “Mens” & Logic Are Not The Mind & Logic Of The Church

This is a request, bordering on a plea, for those scholars, theologians, thinkers, and ecclesiologists who know, to explain the use of the words “mens” and “logic” in various official translations of the exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“AL”). Also, are the

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Donald R. McClarey

Dissents

  As we observe the sad forty-seventh anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that overturned all state laws banning abortions and effectively served as a judicial death warrant for tens of millions of innocents, I think it

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Donald R. McClarey

Sling Control

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: VALLEY OF ELAH—After local homegrown terrorist David slew Goliath with a fully automatic, high-capacity sling, Philistine activists began calling for common-sense bans on the dangerous weapons of mass destruction. “Nobody

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

The levers that move the moral world somehow need a new fulcrum. Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Yet Another Interview

Well, the Pope has had yet another interview with 95 year old atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari, the man who various Vatcian talking heads have claimed constantly misquotes the Pope and who the Pope, nonetheless, grants frequent interviews to.  The latest

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Donald R. McClarey

Thank You Lord

  I don’t care if the movie is good or bad.  Teaming up Nicholas Cage with HP Lovecraft is a stroke of genius!  

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Donald R. McClarey

Mont Saint Michel

A Church which embraced, with equal sympathy, and within a hundred years, the Virgin, Saint Bernard, William of Champeaux and the School of Saint Victor, Peter the Venerable, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Dominic, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Saint Bonaventure,

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

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Donald R. McClarey

With the Wolfhounds

NEC ASPERA TERRENT No Fear on Earth-motto of the Wolfhounds John W. Scannell came into this Vale of Tears on March 28, 1907.  Ordained a priest on May 26, 1934 for the Archdiocese of Denver and was assigned to Saint

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Donald R. McClarey

The Bee Gets Political

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: Every election, The Babylon Bee editorial board sees fit to endorse the very best choice for the nation. In 2016, back before Seth Dillon bought the site and stopped us from doing Christian

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Agnes of Rome

I am already promised to the Lord of the Universe. He is more splendid than the sun and the stars, and He has said He will never leave me!   Saint Agnes of Rome

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: China Again

And the sellout of the Church in China continues to bear bitter fruit:   A Chinese Catholic bishop is homeless and sleeping on the doorstep of his former residence after he and the priests who work with him were evicted

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Donald R. McClarey

What is Best?

    KNOW, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread

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Donald R. McClarey

Media Hardest Hit

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Somber members of the press offered their thoughts and prayers that someone would start some violence at the gun rights rally in Virginia today. Reporters expressed their grief and condolences

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Donald R. McClarey

Let There Be Light

As Saint Thomas Aquinas taught us, there is no contradiction between Reason and Faith.  As the poet Blake summarizes:   Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau; Mock on, Mock on, ’tis all in vain. You throw the sand against the

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

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Donald R. McClarey

Myths About Sweden

  Few nations are as misreported as Sweden.  Rather than a socialist paradise, Sweden is actually a nation which has owed its prosperity to capitalism and a fairly, until recently, homogeneous culture.  Rather than an argument for the Left, it

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