Donald R. McClarey

God Save the Tsar

“Despotism tempered by assassination, that is our Magna Carta.” Comment of anonymous Russian nobleman after the assassination of  Tsar Paul in 1801.     I have about as little use for Tsars as I do for Commissars, but the Russians

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Donald R. McClarey

Help

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts could use a hand:   I have never done this before, though there have been times when help came our way.  For a long time I kept readers up with the string of ill fortune

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Happy Feast Day Again, St. Augustine

Happy those who feast on wisdom and savor her knowledge, She will nourish and refresh them.”  Hymn for the Office of Readings, 28th August. Today is the Feast Day for St. Augustine, my favorite Doctor of the Church.     I’ve

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Donald R. McClarey

Sorry!

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: ATLANTA, GA—CNN has apologized to Stalin and Mao after a guest compared the brutal dictators to Donald Trump. “I am so sorry to all of Stalin and Mao’s brave supporters,”

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Augustine

    O you Christians, whose lives are good, you sigh and groan as being few among many, few among very many. The winter will pass away, the summer will come; lo! The harvest will soon be here. The angels

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Worse Than Alexander VI

“The historian of the Church has the duty to dissimulate none of the trials that the Church has had to suffer from the faults of her children, and even at times from those of her own ministers.” Pope Leo XIII,

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Donald R. McClarey

Allan Nevins Online

“If history were a photograph of the past it would be flat and uninspiring. Happily, it is a painting; and, like all works of art, it fails of the highest truth unless imagination and ideas are mixed with the paints.”

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