Donald R. McClarey

I Feel So Old

Ah for the halcyon days of yore when a mobile phone meant a phone with a long cord so that you could carry it through the house, and “party lines” ensured that neighborhood gossips never ran short of fodder.  Hmmm,

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Donald R. McClarey

Racial Spoils Game Continues

“The university admits minorities who otherwise would have attended less selective colleges where they would have been more evenly matched. But, as a result of the mismatching, many blacks and Hispanics who likely would have excelled at less elite schools

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ivo of Chartres

THE ORDER of Regular Canons of St. Austin gave to the church a bright light in the person of this holy and learned prelate, one of the greatest ornaments of the eleventh age. Yvo was of an illustrious family, and

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Advocacy Journalism

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Pope is a fan of advocacy journalism;   “I therefore urge you to work according to truth and justice, so that communication is truly an instrument for building, not for destroying; for meeting, not

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Donald R. McClarey

Our Banner In the Sky

The response of artist Frederic Edwin Church to the firing on Fort Sumter.  Painted in May of 1861 it quickly became a symbol of the nation throughout the North.  Lithographs of it were made and sold, with the proceeds being

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Donald R. McClarey

Saving Lives

Whoever destroys a single life is considered by Scripture to have destroyed the whole world, and whoever saves a single life is considered by Scripture to have saved the whole world. Parma Italy, mid-13th century codex of the Mishnah  

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