Donald R. McClarey

November 5, 1775: Washington Ends Guy Fawkes Day

“Nor, perchance did the fact which We now recall take place without some design of divine Providence. Precisely at the epoch when the American colonies, having, with Catholic aid, achieved liberty and independence, coalesced into a constitutional Republic the ecclesiastical

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Donald R. McClarey

Final Midterm Elections Predictions

In regard to the Senate I think the GOP will end the night with 54-55 seats. They may reach 56 if there is an upset in New Jersey, Michigan or Minnesota. The House is jump ball. Whichever party takes it

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Donald R. McClarey

Civil War Find

Last Thursday my bride and I went to a book sale in Normal, Illinois.  There I found something highly unusual:  a one volume history of the Civil War that I was unaware of.  Written by Peter J, Parish, then a

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Sylvia

When Mary Magdalen came to the tomb and did not find the Lord’s body, she thought it had been taken away and so informed the disciples. After they came and saw the tomb, they too believed what Mary had told

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Archbishop Anthony Fisher

Edward Pentin has a very interesting post Synod interview with Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sidney, Australia:   Was there a problem with translations of the final document? Some of the organizers seemed to resent that at least half the synod

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