Donald R. McClarey

October 21, 1879: Thomas Edison Invents the Incandescent Light Bulb

    “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.”         Thomas Edison, 1879     “ Ah, Thomas Edison, that paragon of hard work and genius.  Electric lights had been experimented with since 1802. 

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Let’s Make the Liturgy Beautiful*

“The liturgy, as the worship which the Holy Spirit has given His Church, always requires beauty in its celebrations.” —Bishop Robert Morlino, Diocese of Madison Catholic Herald “The beauty of the liturgy is part of this mystery; it is a

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Donald R. McClarey

Banning and Moderation Policy

(In light of the banning of Phil, I thought I would dust off, and update, this post from 2012.) TAC is a group blog and each contributor normally makes moderation and banning decisions in regard to their own threads.  When

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Two prisoners in Bologna, Italy escaped during their lunch with Pope Francis yesterday, reportedly fleeing back to their jail cells after what they called

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Donald R. McClarey

The Surrender of Cornwallis

  Something for the weekend.  The Surrender of Cornwallis to the tune of The British Grenadiers sung by Bobby Horton.     Bonus: World Turned Upside Down song from Hamilton:  

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