Donald R. McClarey

April 29, 1945: US Troops Liberate Dachau

2,579 Catholic priests, seminarians and brothers were thrown by the Nazis during World War II into Dachau.  1,780 of these were from Poland.  Of these, some 868 priests perished, 300 in medical “experiments” or by torture in the showers of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Juarez

Ah the Golden Age of Hollywood! Hollywood made lots of  “historical films” during this period, usually filled with historical howlers. Juarez is one of the more accurate “historical films” of this era, the biggest howler being the complete absence of

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Donald R. McClarey

Scandals Begone!

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Speaking on The View, presidential candidate Joe Biden promised to bring the nation back to an era when the media pretended the president didn’t have any scandals. Biden pointed out that

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Catherine of Siena

    ST. CATHARINE was born at Sienna, in 1347. Her father, James Benincasa, by trade a dyer, was a virtuous man; and though blessed with temporal prosperity, always chiefly solicitous to leave to his children a solid inheritance of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Bishop Silvio Jose Baez

Havana Times reports on the mysterious transfer of Auxiliary Bishop Silvio Jose Baez from Nicaragua to the Vatican:   The transfer of Nicaraguan Monsignor Silvio Jose Baez to Rome, by an express decision of Pope Francis, caused surprise and bewilderment

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Donald R. McClarey

Conned Crybullies

A successful con always involves a mark not knowing he is being conned.  My favorite living historian, Victor Davis Hanson, explains why campus crybullies of the Left are the very quiddity of such oblivious marks:     Yet visit campuses

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