Donald R. McClarey

Stalled Trek: Prelude to Ax’d-We-Are

  A brilliant parody of Prelude to Axanar.  

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Donald R. McClarey

Palin Not Invited to McCain Funeral

  The press has been filled with commentary condemning Trump for his failure to forget after McCain’s death that they were mortal enemies.  I wonder how they will react to this slight to a woman who was ever complimentary and

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Ben Butera

This May Help…a Little

Are you shell-shocked? Don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of “bombshells”; from new headlines in the abuse scandal to sudden and historic changes to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This may help (a little). I recently had

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Donald R. McClarey

Ed Feser Explains Why This Time is Different

Philosopher Ed Feser nails it: The pattern is by now familiar.  Serious criticisms are leveled by serious people against the pope; the pope ignores them; and his associates and defenders disregard the substance of the criticisms while flinging ad hominem

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Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: Feast Day of the Beheading of John the Baptist

(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 August 29, 2011.) August 29 is the feast day of the beheading of John the

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Donald R. McClarey

Well, That Would Explain a Lot

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   VATICAN CITY—In a private moment of reflection after watching one of his cardinals state that the head of the Roman Catholic Church was too busy speaking about the environment, addressing

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Cupich

If PopeWatch had to choose the perfect symbol of this pontificate, Cardinal Cupich would be chosen: In a television interview with NBC News, Cardinal Cupich commented on a recent 11-page statement by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former papal nuncio to

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