Donald R. McClarey

Jack Russell Terrier Open Thread

In memory of George Some heroes walk among us on four feet.         The usual Open Thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing!

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Donald R. McClarey

January 13, 1862: Letter From Mudd

      Orestes A. Brownson, a Catholic convert, was the greatest Catholic writer of mid-Nineteenth Century America.  He published Brownson’s Quarterly Journal, an influential and popular magazine which examined the political, cultural and literary scene of the America of its

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Donald R. McClarey

Brady Bunch Double Homicide?

  Hmm,  the double homicide theory does make some of the more bizarre features of that show a bit more comprehensible:   But after a while a question occurred to me: How did Mike and Carol hook up? The show

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Baptism of Christ

    I answer that, It was fitting for Christ to be baptized. First, because, as Ambrose says on Luke 3:21: “Our Lord was baptized because He wished, not to be cleansed, but to cleanse the waters, that, being purified

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Book of Job

    “I discovered that Mr. Lincoln was reading that divine comforter, Job. He read with Christian eagerness, and the courage and hope that he derived from the inspired pages made him a new man. I almost imagined that I

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hilary of Poitiers

We look to You to give us the fellowship of that Spirit Who guided the Prophets and the Apostles, that we may take their words in the sense in which they spoke and assign its right shade of meaning to

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I am the master of the universe. In Latin.
Foxfier

The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown

Reblog from The TOF Spot, it’s an online version of two articles the good author had previously published, put up in nine parts. It’s a series of blog posts on the century-long progress from the first seriously-worked out heliocentric mathematical model

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