Donald R. McClarey

Illegal Immigration: Cui Bono?

The Secretary of the Writers Union Had flyers distributed in Stalin Way that said That the People had frivolously Thrown away the Government’s Confidence And that they could only regain it Through Redoubled Work. But wouldn’t it be Simpler if

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Donald R. McClarey

Two Great Men

“Be a Man so honorable that even your enemies mourn your death”. When WWII ended my grandfather was 17 years old……we are Germans by the way…..he was fighting on the Eastrn Front and got sentenced to 5 years work in

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Ben Butera

Holy Day of Choice?

So tomorrow is All Saint’s Day…a holy day of obligation. Our parish calls it “a holy day of appreciation”. If memory serves, last year it was called “a holy day of opportunity”. Is this a trend at your parish also?

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Wolfgang

    According to legend Saint Wolfgang tricked the Devil into helping him build the first church on lake Albersee in Austria.  The Saint promised the Devil the soul of the first pilgrim to cross the threshold of the Church. 

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Era of Boors and Bullies

Father Hunwicke comments on the call by the Youth Synod closing document for the certification of Catholic websites:   “The Synod hopes that in the Church appropriate official bodies for digital culture and evangelisation are established at appropriate levels …

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Donald R. McClarey

A Halloween Favorite

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Donald R. McClarey

Harry Truman’s Ghost Letter

    A suitable topic for Halloween.  Harry Truman, soon after he became President, wrote a letter to his wife in which he referred to ghosts in the White House: THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON June 12, 1945 Dear Bess:- Just

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Donald R. McClarey

Ghosts of the Library

  One of my favorite stops at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield.   The Thirty-third Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, in the month of September, 1861, by Colonel Chas. E. Hovey, and mustered into the

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