Donald R. McClarey

Christmas Time for the Jews

As Yogi Berra said when advised that the mayor of Dublin was a Jew:  “Only in America!”.  Bonus:  without using the Internet, name some of the Jewish composers who have written classic Christmas Carols.  I will give you Irving Berlin

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Donald R. McClarey

Great Caesar’s Ghost!

The things you find on the Internet!  A compilation of Perry White, Editor in Chief of the Daily Planet, yelling at Clark Kent.  White would not receive accolades from business management consultants today, and I generally prefer a softer style

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Donald R. McClarey

Christmas With the Honeymooners

And away we go:     I loved watching re-runs of The Honeymooners when I was a kid.  I appreciated the fact that they were more broke than my family and, like my parents, they met that circumstance with good humor. 

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Donald R. McClarey

Messianic Prophesies: Isaiah 65: 1-2

  Continuing our Advent look at Messianic prophecies, a series which we began in Advent 2011 and continued in 2102, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, the earlier posts of the series may be read here, here, here ,here,

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Donald R. McClarey

Advent and the Second Coming: Part III

Normally talk of the Second Coming of Christ is relegated to the end of the Liturgical Year when the readings focus our attention on the End Times.  Yet Advent, when our attention is riveted on the First Coming of Christ,

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Donald R. McClarey

Revolution in Virginia?

Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate man. Romeo Montague, Romeo and Juliet, Act 5, Scene 3, William Shakespeare     Virginia and Massachusetts were the two prominent colonies leading the way at the beginning of the American Revolution . 

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli

The precious heritage that this saint has left to the Church, and particularly to her spiritual daughters, consists in charity, not meant as mere material aid but as a commitment of authentic solidarity, aiming at the full human and spiritual

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