Donald R. McClarey

For Hate is Strong

And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said; “For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is

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Donald R. McClarey

Schadenfreude

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Donald R. McClarey

October 7, 1571: Victory at Lepanto

  “The Turks, swollen by their victories, will wish to take on our fleet, and God—I have the pious presentiment—will give us victory. Charles V gave you life. I will give you honor and greatness. Go and seek them out!”

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Our Lady of Victory

And so Dominic looked to that simple way of praying and beseeching God, accessible to all and wholly pious, which is called the Rosary, or Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which the same most Blessed Virgin is venerated

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Donald R. McClarey

Meuse-Argonne Offensive: Second Phase

  The second phase of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive opened on October 4, 1918 and would continue to October 28, 1918.  During this period the Americans cleared the Argonne Forest but incurred high casualties due to a reliance upon frontal assaults. 

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Donald R. McClarey

True

I didn’t agree on much with the late Frank Zappa, but when the man was right he usually was very right.

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