Donald R. McClarey

John McCain: Requiescat In Pace

  Senator John McCain (R.AZ) has died at age 81 of brain cancer.  That is a very hard way to go, as I know from my secretary of 30 years dying from similar cancer three years ago on August 28,

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Donald R. McClarey

Balderdash

Erin Manning at And Sometimes Tea gets it:   I’m seeing a new talking point about Scandal 2.0 emerge among some of the more left-leaning or progressive Catholics whose writings I see in various places on the Internet (including in

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Joseph Sciambra

The 2018 WMOF (World Meeting of Families) reminds me of the 1980 Moscow Olympics – both were the last self-indulgent and tasteless gasps from a bloated, corrupt, and oblivious bureaucracy. Joseph Sciambra  

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Donald R. McClarey

August 25: Feast Day of Saint Louis IX, King of France

  “Louis IX appeared to be a prince destined to reform Europe, if she could have been reformed, to render France triumphant and civilized, and to be in all things a pattern for men. His piety, which was that of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Hype From Hades

From the most intentionally humorous Catholic site on the net, A Catholic Misfit:   [ACMPress] – KINGDOM OF ETERNAL FLAME AND PUNISHMENT – Road commission officials from Hell announced significant infrastructure improvement plans, less than a week after a Pennsylvania

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Donald R. McClarey

Rhapsody In Blue

  Something for the weekend.  Rhapsody in Blue (1924).  George Gershwin had a brief life of 38 years.  What he could have accomplished musically with a longer life span is a sad might have been.

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