Donald R. McClarey

Yes, God Does Love Irony

New York Times headline:   Thomas Altizer, 91, Proponent of ‘God Is Dead’ Theology, Dies  

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Donald R. McClarey

Fauxcahontas Rides Again

I would so love to see Elizabeth Warren running against Trump in 2020.  It would be the worst mismatch since Godzilla v.  Bambi. Advisers close to Ms. Warren say she has privately expressed concern that she may have damaged her

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Donald R. McClarey

Laugh Quote of the Week

This piece of unintentional humor courtesy of NBC:   This all highlights the central asymmetry in American politics: Republicans will fight to the death – even after they lose power – while Democrats are more open to compromise and bipartisanship,

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Donald R. McClarey

December 6, 1941: FDR writes to Hirohito

  An historical oddity.  The day before “the date which will live in infamy” President Roosevelt wrote a letter to Emperor Hirohito.  Here is the text of the letter: [WASHINGTON,]   December 6, 1941 Almost a century ago the President

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Donald R. McClarey

Messianic Prophesies: Psalm 108: 1-10

  Continuing our Advent look at Messianic prophecies, a series which we began in Advent 2011 and continued in 2102, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here, here, here,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Nicholas: Bishop of Myra, Decker of Heretics, Giver of Gifts

After the king seated himself on the throne, one hundred and fifty nine fathers seated themselves at either side of him, both they and Arius arguing with much unease.  Saint Nicholas, noticing that Arius was about to quash all the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Dionysia

  My son, do not forget that we have been baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity. We must not lose the garment of our salvation, lest the Master of the feast find us without wedding clothes and cast

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PopeWatch: The Judas Option

Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register brings us some very interesting comments on the current pontificate by theologian Monsignor Nicola Bux: Elaborating on this point, Msgr. Bux said the “radical paradigm shift” now in vogue means to “believe in an

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