Donald R. McClarey

Seventy-Four Years Ago

In 1982 when I graduated from law school, and went to work at a law firm, I was reminded of just how living a memory D-Day still was at that time.  The senior partner had lost his son on Omaha Beach. 

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Monty Python Skit

Life in the current pontificate often seems to resemble a Monty Python skit.  Case in point, the choice by the Pope of Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez  to head the Archdiocese of La Plata in Argentina: On December 15, 2009, Cardinal

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Donald R. McClarey

June 6, 1944: The Great Crusade

    SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon

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Donald R. McClarey

D-Day on Film

There have been surprisingly few movies on D-Day, as indicated by the fact that three out of the five videos looked at below are from television miniseries.  Here are the five best from  a scarce lot:          

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Donald R. McClarey

Father Flakey and the Armed Guard

        One of the truisms of Catholic journalism in this country is that it is never a waste of time to inquire what “Father Flakey”, as he was christened long ago by legendary Chicago columnist, the late

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JOHN 3:16:6/6/44

In France, and around the world, there are now tens of thousands of these monuments with the single word, Normandy,  proclaiming the courage, selflessness, and bravery of those who  laid down their lives for their friends.

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