Donald R. McClarey

Saint Teresa of Avila on Chess

But you may be sure that anyone who cannot set out the pieces in a game of chess will never be able to play well, and, if he does not know how to give check, he will not be able

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Donald R. McClarey

Happy International Chess Day!

    Benjamin Franklin had ceaseless energy to match his brilliant mind.  In 1779 while our ambassador to France, and involved in ceaseless negotiations to make sure that the new found alliance did not founder, he found time to write

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Guy McClung

In Hoc Signo Morere ? In This Sign Die ?

Protecting A Little Boy Recently I read about an open statement from a father of a young boy to his parish clergy. He told them that , based on the ever-burgeoning mass of factual evidence showing incontrovertibly that several thousands

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Donald R. McClarey

You Have to Love Buzz Aldrin

Aldrin shot down two MIGs in combat in the Korean War, and he earned two Air Force Service Medals, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Air Medals  during his career.  As An astronaut he risked his life time after time

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Donald R. McClarey

July 20, 1969: I am the Vine and You are the Branches

In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled

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Donald R. McClarey

July 20, 1969: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.

      Fifty years ago on July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to land a  craft on the moon.  As the Eagle descended from Columbia, Armstrong noted that the projected landing site was

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Donald R. McClarey

Clair de Lune

  Something for the weekend.  Clair de Lune (1905) by Claude Debussy.  

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joseph of Barsabbas

HE was one of the seventy-two disciples of our Lord, and was put in competition with St. Matthias to succeed the traitor Judas in the apostleship. 1 St. Chrysostom 2 remarks that St. Joseph was not displeased, but rejoiced in

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Tongue

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   A man was kicked out of St. Robert Catholic Church’s Wednesday evening Charismatic Prayer group after he began to speak a real foreign language

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