Donald R. McClarey

Communion For Autistic Child

Here is an issue I have some experience with: A New Jersey couple said their 8-year-old son is being denied the chance to receive First Communion by their church because he is autistic. Jimmy LaCugna said in a Facebook post

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Oswald of Worcester

Catholics can celebrate “leap day” as a uniquely Catholic holiday because of a saint — Oswald — and the fact that the idea of a leap year is a Catholic one. The pagan Julian calendar, named after Julius Caesar, began

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Flu

Well, this should inflame the flu hysteria:   Pope Francis has been taken ill and cancelled an event at a Rome basilica as coronavirus locks down towns in northern Italy. The pontiff had earlier prayed for  sufferers on Ash Wednesday,

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Donald R. McClarey

The Socialism Bernie Says He Wants Doesn’t Exist

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: BERLIN—At a special campaign appearance abroad in Berlin, Bernie made waves with an ambitious new campaign promise to rebuild the Berlin Wall. “We are opposed to some aspects of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Lies, Injustice and the Communist Way

Bernie, no doubt gives it two thumbs up.  Part of the DC Elseworlds series where superheroes are reimagined.  In the above reimagining, the infant Kal-el lands in the Soviet Union rather than the US.  The comics were OK.  Full review

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Donald R. McClarey

Omega Joe

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   CHARLESTON, SC—Joe Biden made the incredible claim at last night’s debate that he is the last remaining survivor of gun violence on the earth. “Tragically, 7,767,050,847 have been killed

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Alnoth

WEDON, in Northamptonshire, was honoured with a palace of Wulphere, king of Mercia, in the middle of England, and was bestowed by that prince upon his daughter St. Wereburge, who converted it into a monastery. Alnoth was the bailiff of

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Donald R. McClarey

Sheer Evil

  Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is

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Donald R. McClarey

From the POTUS and FLOTUS

I detect the First Lady’s hand in this:   Melania and I wish everyone observing Ash Wednesday a peaceful and prayerful day. For Catholics and many other Christians, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season that concludes with

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Lent is a Time For Confronting Evil

Recourse to God, so infinitely good, is all the more necessary because, far from abating, the struggle grows fiercer and expands unceasingly. It is no longer only the Christian faith that they would uproot at all costs from the hearts

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Donald R. McClarey

Larry and Ash Wednesday

(I will be reposting this each Ash Wednesday.) My late son Larry always seemed to enjoy Ash Wednesday.  Seven years ago in 2013 I went up with him to receive ashes.  He heard the traditional admonition:  “Remember man thou art

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Alexander

ST. ALEXANDER succeeded St. Achillas in the see of Alexandria, in 313. He was a man of apostolic doctrine and life, mild, affable, exceedingly charitable to the poor, and full of faith, zeal, and fervour. He raised to the sacred

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Donald R. McClarey

Not Funny Anymore

Seeing someone in their dotage is never a matter of humor.  Friends and family need to stage an intervention stat and end his humilitation.

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

Jim Geraghty‏Verified account @jimgeraghty 6h6 hours ago “Look, this firing squad is going to suck, but think of that 15 percent jump in literacy rates. It all balances out in the end.” Sanders Logic

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Donald R. McClarey

The Shock of Recognition

What your humble servant feels like sometimes between 4:00 AM-6:00 AM as he is batting out posts for TAC before heading off for the Law Mines.

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Donald R. McClarey

Bernie’s Favorite Country

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—After Bernie Sanders praised elements of Cuba’s totalitarian regime, the presidential candidate’s loyal supporters scrambled to cobble together makeshift rafts so they could paddle over to Cuba to experience

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani

Born in Italy of a Maltese father, Sister Maria Adeodata Pisani came here at the age of nineteen, and spent most of her life as a splendid figure of Benedictine religious consecration in the Monastery of Saint Peter. I know

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Gaslighting

We are well into the trolling stage of the current pontificate:   A U.S. archbishop is denying a report claiming that Pope Francis expressed anger towards Fr. James Martin at a meeting of American bishops earlier this month. The original

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Sowell

  In its pursuit of justice for a segment of society, in disregard of the consequences for society as a whole, what is called ‘social justice’ might more accurately be called anti-social justice, since what consistently gets ignored or dismissed

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Donald R. McClarey

Re-release

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   UK—Have you ever tried to imagine living in a perfect world ruled by communism, but previously only received the information from catchy folk songs which praise the system? Well, lucky

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ethelbert

HE was king of Kent, the fifth descendant from Hengist, who first settled the English Saxons in Britain, in 448, and the foundation of whose kingdom is dated in 455. Ethelbert married, in his father’s life-time, Bertha, the only daughter

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The German Heresy

Sandro Magister looks at the Pope and the Germans:   Last December 1, a “synodal journey” began in Germany that explicitly aims, over the course of two years, to set aside the norm of celibacy, to confer sacred orders on

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Donald R. McClarey

Seventy-Five Years Since the Mass on Mount Suribachi

    Seventy-five years ago today the Marines raised the flag over Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima and a mass was said at the summit.  Iwo Jima probably has the sad distinction of being the most expensive

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