Proving The Court’s Point:

It’s buried right at the end of a rather biased article (the USCCB didn’t say anything; a committee chairman did) but this really jumped out at me: Teachers’ unions could be “permanently crippled” by the decision, the journal Education Next

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Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: Murder and Redemption

  (The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October.  We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past.  This post is from May 3, 2015.) When I was a kid I watched way too much TV. 

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Donald R. McClarey

Harlan Ellison: Requiescat In Pace

Sad news.  Harlan Ellison, the enfant terrible of the Golden Age of Science Fiction, a man who managed to get into arguments with virtually every major science fiction writer of his day, has passed away at age 84.  Ellison tended

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Donald R. McClarey

Handel Fireworks Open Thread

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

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Benjamin Franklin

That Being, who gave me existence, and through almost threescore years has been continually showering his favors upon me, whose very chastisements have been blessings to me ; can I doubt that he loves me? And, if he loves me,

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Tweet

The Catholic wing of the Catholic Church is out of favor in the current pontificate:   An indication of the true state of the Catholic Church under the Francis pontificate was unwittingly revealed by the Pope’s biographer and one of

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Donald R. McClarey

Fortnight For Freedom: Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth?

Why do we observe Independence Day on the Fourth of July each year?  Is it merely a historical commemoration, or is it because the lightning words of the Declaration of Independence still have meaning and relevance today?  This is not

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