Donald R. McClarey

Greece v. Rome

  From 2016.  Boris Johnson stands for Ancient Greece and historian Mary Beard stands for Ancient Rome.  A politician like Boris Johnson is odd on the British contemporary scene and almost unthinkable on the American scene at any time since

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Donald R. McClarey

Potter Inferno

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WORLD—For a long time, it seemed as though Christians only liked two things: Jesus and burning books. From books of magic in the early church (because of the witchcraft) to

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Peter Canisius

  Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: A Christmas Carol

The Vatican announced today that on December 24 a live action performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be performed at the Vatican.  Pope Francis will star as Ebenezer Scrooge.  Archbishop Carlo Vigano will essay the role of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Veni Veni Emmanuel

    Something for the weekend before Christmas.  Veni, Veni Emmanuel.  The words of this magnificent hymn are from the 9th century and the melody is from 15th century France.  It is more familiar these days in its English translation.  Below is a powerful

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