Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: Saint Joseph the Worker and Dad

(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 September 1, 2013.)       Every Labor Day weekend two men always pop up

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Donald R. McClarey

The Saint Michael Prayer

Well this is a good idea:   A Connecticut bishop has directed all his priests to recite the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel after every Mass in response to the sex abuse crisis now roiling the Catholic Church. Bishop

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Donald R. McClarey

Cupich Again

  Cardinal Blase Cupich, symbol of the current Pontificate, strikes again:   Cardinal Blase Cupich has instructed Chicago-area priests to deliver a statement at Mass this weekend slamming a local TV news report that he calls “misleading,” saying it was

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Donald R. McClarey

Pope Focuses on Purity

Of the oceans:   In a message focusing on the “precious element” of water, Pope Francis has called for urgent action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans. He lamented the lack of effective regulation to protect

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