Donald R. McClarey

Bat Capitalist

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   GOTHAM CITY—Billionaire Bruce Wayne has come under fire for the way he dresses up as a bat and beats up alleged criminals. Many refer to his activity as

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Donald R. McClarey

October 14, 1947: Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier

I was always afraid of dying.  Always.  It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit. Chuck

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Donald R. McClarey

Comrades Under the Black Uniforms

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:     ARLINGTON, VA—Last night, members of the militant anti-fascist group Antifa raided the headquarters of the American Nazi Party and stole numerous books, pamphlets, brochures, and other propaganda

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Donald R. McClarey

Columbus, Catholicism and Courage

  “This, indeed, is probably one of the Enemy’s motives for creating a dangerous world—a world in which moral issues really come to the point. He sees as well as you do that courage is not simply one of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Calixtus I

THE NAME of St. Callistus 1 is rendered famous by the ancient cemetery which he beautified, and which, for the great number of holy martyrs whose bodies were there deposited, was the most celebrated of all those about Rome. 2

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Sins Against Nature

Predictable:   Catholics should admit their crimes against nature in confession, according to one prelate at the Vatican’s ongoing summit for the Amazon region. “The ecological situation today is a motive for division, but people cannot but take into consideration

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Donald R. McClarey

The Assumption of Mary: A Clear Development of Doctrine Under Saint John Cardinal Newman’s Test

The Doctrine of the Assumption is a development of doctrine in light of Saint John Cardinal Newman’ s test to determine whether something is a development or a corruption in regard to the doctrine of the Church: 1. Preservation of

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman-Development of Doctrine-Seventh Note-Chronic Vigor

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman Development of Doctrine-Fifth Note-Anticipation of Its Future

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-Fourth Note-Logical Sequence

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-Third Note-Power of Assimilation

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-Second Note-Continuity of Principles

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-First Note-Preservation of Type

Continuing on with my series on the seven notes, I would call them tests, which Saint John  Cardinal Newman developed for determining whether some aspect of Church teaching is a development of doctrine or a corruption of doctrine.  We began

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Development of Doctrine-Sixth Note-Conservative Action Upon its Past

Saint John Cardinal Newman, among his many other services to the Church, clarified the concept of development of doctrine as opposed to corruptions of doctrine that occasionally fasten on the Church and are shed off by the Church over time.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman On Papal Infallibility

  “It in no way depends upon the caprice of the Pope, or upon his good pleasure, to make such and such a doctrine, the object of a dogmatic definition. He is tied up and limited to the divine revelation,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman on the Immaculate Conception

Memorandum On the Immaculate Conception I 1. IT is so difficult for me to enter into the feelings of a person who understands the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, and yet objects to it, that I am diffident about attempting

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman Contra Liberalism

It is a safe bet that almost all the individuals celebrating the canonization of Cardinal Newman today, including probably the Pope, will have no clue of how deeply opposed Newman was to liberalism.  By liberalism I do not mean the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman: Ripped From Today’s Headlines

THE episcopate, whose action was so prompt and concordant at Nicæa on the rise of Arianism, did not, as a class or order of men, play a good part in the troubles consequent upon the Council; and the laity did.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman on Lying and Equivocation

(I posted this in 2011 and this seems to be a good day to post it again.)   The Catholic blogosphere has been ablaze recently with discussions revolving around the actions of Lila Rose and Live Action and their sting

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint John Cardinal Newman’s Rules for Blogging

(I first published this on January 18, 2015.  Time to remind myself again as to how blogging should be conducted, and what better date to do it then on the date that Cardinal Newman is proclaimed a Saint.)   Blogging

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint John Cardinal Newman

Surely, there is at this day a confederacy of evil, marshalling its hosts from all parts of the world, organizing itself, taking its measures, enclosing the Church of CHRIST as in a net, and preparing the way for a general

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa

Sinners, how much I want to tell you…Do not risk losing Jesus for all eternity, for he is so good. Enough with sin. Love Jesus, love him! The words that Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa requested be inscribed on her

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The Reconquista

  A good history of the Reconquista, thus far down to the end of the Thirteenth Century.  A fascinating epic that stretched over eight centuries, the Reconquista is badly chronicled by English language historians.  When I am reading about it,

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Donald R. McClarey

Pope Leo XIII on Columbus

    No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Savior, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. Christopher Columbus The official observance of Columbus Day this year

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Donald R. McClarey

October 12, 1915: Theodore Roosevelt Addresses the Knights of Columbus

Death had to take him in his sleep, for if he was awake there’d have been a fight. Remark of Charles Marshall, Vice President of the United States, upon hearing of the death of Theodore Roosevelt   On October 12,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Edwin of Northumbria

To which the chief of his priests, Coifi, immediately answered: ―O king, consider what this is which is now preached to us; for truly I declare to you that thereligion which we have hitherto professed has, as far as I

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Just a Man

Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, a 95 year old atheist, has made quite a stir with the report that he has had an interview with Jesus Christ.  According to Scalfari, Christ said in that interview that Pope Francis was just a

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Donald R. McClarey

The Sand Pebbles

  It is said there will be no more war. We must pretend to believe that. But when war comes, it is we who will take the first shock and buy time with our lives. It is we who keep

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Donald R. McClarey

One of Our New Would Be Commissars

The hilarious thing about the video is that Trustee Susan Buchanan of Oak Park, Illinois, who tries to shut up other Trustees because they are white and male, is as white as  white can be.  She claims that they do

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Damien of Molokai

Without the Blessed Sacrament a position like mine would be intolerable. Saint Damien of Molokai   Requiem Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid

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Donald R. McClarey

The Plot Sickens

I have never thought much of the intelligence of Joe Biden, but if he did set this up he is much more foolish than even I thought.   The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a “professional”

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Infanticide

From Sandro Magister:   The previous post from Settimo Cielo on infanticide in the Amazon and on those who defend it in the Church struck a tremendous chord. But there’s something else. It is not true that prominent figures of

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Donald R. McClarey

Africa Open Thread

  The usual open thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing!

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