Donald R. McClarey

Why the Ascension?

  The Catechism of the Council of Trent explains why Christ ascended into Heaven:     First of all, He ascended because the glorious kingdom of the highest heavens, not the obscure abode of this earth, presented a suitable dwelling

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Atilano Cruz Alvarado

Atilano Cruz Alvarado was born in Teocaltiche on October 5, 1901. He worked as a ranch hand for his family until the parents decided to send him to Teocaltiche to learn to read and write. There he discovered his vocation

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Laudato Si Week

The Pope has designated this as Laudato Si week to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Encyclical.  In this spirit, PopeWatch tenders the translation and conclusions PopeWatch made five years ago: 1.  The Pope really, really hates markets.  Time and

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Donald R. McClarey

Free State v. Police State

  One of the more frightening aspects of the current virus debacle is how quickly free states around the globe have been transformed into police states.  I would prefer ten plagues to this.  I hold to the old faith in

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Donald R. McClarey

May 21, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Warren G. Harding and His Boss

  A self-made successful newspaper owner from Marion, Ohio, affable, handsome Warren Harding had always been interested in politics.  Born in 1865 into a family noted for their abolitionism, and rumored to have black ancestry, although recent DNA testing in

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Donald R. McClarey

Granny Killers

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: ATLANTA, GA—CNN has praised Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “brilliant” nursing home strategy as it ended in the deaths of thousands of senior citizens, who skew conservative and Republican. The station’s hosts

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Donald R. McClarey

True

And the Land of Lincoln Rebellion is having results: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker decided treating the state’s struggling small business owners like criminals during the COVID-19 pandemic was not the best policy. Pritzker’s office on May 20 withdrew his controversial

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