Donald R. McClarey

Racial Spoils Game Continues

“The university admits minorities who otherwise would have attended less selective colleges where they would have been more evenly matched. But, as a result of the mismatching, many blacks and Hispanics who likely would have excelled at less elite schools

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ivo of Chartres

THE ORDER of Regular Canons of St. Austin gave to the church a bright light in the person of this holy and learned prelate, one of the greatest ornaments of the eleventh age. Yvo was of an illustrious family, and

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Advocacy Journalism

To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Pope is a fan of advocacy journalism;   “I therefore urge you to work according to truth and justice, so that communication is truly an instrument for building, not for destroying; for meeting, not

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Donald R. McClarey

Our Banner In the Sky

The response of artist Frederic Edwin Church to the firing on Fort Sumter.  Painted in May of 1861 it quickly became a symbol of the nation throughout the North.  Lithographs of it were made and sold, with the proceeds being

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Donald R. McClarey

Saving Lives

Whoever destroys a single life is considered by Scripture to have destroyed the whole world, and whoever saves a single life is considered by Scripture to have saved the whole world. Parma Italy, mid-13th century codex of the Mishnah  

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Lawrence Charles McClarey: In Memoriam

  Lawrence Charles McClarey Birth:  September 5, 1991 (Feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian) Death:  May 19, 2013 (Pentecost) [38] For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Peter Wright

Gentlemen, this is a short passage to eternity; my time is now short, and I have not much to speak. I was brought hither charged with no other crime but being a priest. I willingly confess I am a priest;

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Donald R. McClarey

Unicorn Sighting

A pro-life Democrat who is the real deal: Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion.

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Donald R. McClarey

The Anti-American Dream

  My favorite internet atheist Pat Condell describes how the Tech Lords are paving the way for a softer, gentler police state, less 1984 and more Brave New World.  Deplatforming is only one of the ways in which the Tech

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Donald R. McClarey

Conquer Evil With Good

  It’s not the child that needs killing. Rob Roy MacGregor’s response when his wife tells him that she is pregnant with the child of a rapist and she cannot bring herself to abort the child. Rob Roy (1995)  

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Eric IX

ERIC was descended of a most illustrious Swedish family: in his youth he laid a solid foundation of virtue and learning, and took to wife Christina, daughter of Ingo IV. king of Sweden. Upon the death of King Smercher in

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PopeWatch: Milano

From the only accurate site for Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Catholic Answers announced this past Saturday that they will begin promoting their new lineup of chastity speakers, including Alyssa Milano, in an effort to

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Donald R. McClarey

Flights of the Bumblebee

Something for the weekend.  Flight of the Bumblebee (1900) by Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov. (I have a hive of bumblebees above my backdoor, so you can blame them for all this!)                    

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Herman Wouk: Requiescat in Pace

Herman Wouk has died at age 103.  A Navy veteran of the War in the Pacific, he became a celebrated novelist after the War.  To me his best novel will always be the Caine Mutiny, in which he drew upon

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Donald R. McClarey

Personally Opposed

“What we want, and all we want, is to have with us the men who think slavery wrong. But those who say they hate slavery, and are opposed to it, but yet act with the Democratic party — where are

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Antonia Mesina

The flower of my life. Blessed Antonia Mesina as described by her mother.  

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PopeWatch: John Rist

Professor John Rist, a convert from agnosticism to Catholicism, and one of the foremost Classicists of our time, is a signatory of the letter accusing the Pope of heresy.  Edward Pentin interviews him about the letter: How far has the

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Donald R. McClarey

Schadenfreude

  Feel good story of the day: A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was arrested for larceny last month after she was caught on video taking a sign belonging to pro-life activists. The arrest arrives just

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Donald R. McClarey

The Mikado and Iran

Who knew that Gilbert and Sullivan were advising the mullahs? Men in Iran have been ordered not to look at women during Ramadan as part of a round of draconian restrictions imposed by the increasingly isolated regime. In a sign

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Mr. Ratburn, We Hardly Knew Ye

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   ARLINGTON, VA—In a controversial new episode of educational cartoon Arthur, PBS showed the eponymous character’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, coming out as a conservative Christian. The episode kicked off the show’s latest

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A Chosen People and A Chosen Hate

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12: 31 As an amateur historian I am always impressed by those things of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Simon Stock

HE was descended of a good family in Kent. From his infancy he turned all his thoughts and affections to attain to the most perfect love of God, and studied to devote all his moments to this glorious pursuit. In

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Commie Pope?

Who could ever think that our Pope is a Communist?   Calling Pope Francis a communist is flat out wrong, according to one of his top advisors. Cardinal Peter Turkson, tapped by the pontiff to head the Vatican’s super-dicastery on

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Donald R. McClarey

Hurrah for Alabama!

These communities, by their representatives in old  Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We  hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are  created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with  certain unalienable rights;

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Donald R. McClarey

I Regret That Vote

I spent much of 2012 disparaging Romney as The Weather-vane for his frequent change in positions.  I did support him in the 2012 general election, and how I regret that now:   On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Michael

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Saint of the Day Quotes: Saint Dymphna

SHE was the daughter of an Irish king, and having by vow consecrated her virginity to God, to avoid the snares to which she saw herself exposed at home, passed to Antwerp and chose her abode at Gheel, a village

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PopeWatch: Lavender Seminaries

PopeWatch wishes that he could say that he was surprised by this:   The survey is not brand-new, its results came out in the spring of 2017 in Portuguese in the “Revista Eclesiástica Brasileira.” But “Il Regno – Documenti” has

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Donald R. McClarey

That’s Entertainment!

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a long day in the office Monday, congressional representative Rashida Tlaib reportedly popped a bag of popcorn, settled back into her chair, and watched her favorite

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Tim Conway: Requiescat In Pace

Comedian and Catholic Convert Tim Conway has died at age 85.  He had many high points in his career, but for me he will always be Ensign Parker:     Rest in peace Mr. Conway.  You were always very funny

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They Shall Not Grow Old: A Review

      Well, my bride and I watched They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) last Sunday, and technically it was as magnificent as I had heard.  The expertise applied to make World War I era films look like contemporary

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Maria Dominic Mazzarello

Good-bye. I am going now. I will see you in heaven. Saint Maria Dominic Mazzarello  

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Send the Bill to the Vatican

This gang is beyond parody:   A cardinal and aide to Pope Francis for charitable missions climbed down a manhole to restore power to hundreds of people, including children, who were living without electricity and hot water for days in

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Donald R. McClarey

Sounds About Right

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—According to a new report performed by the American Public Health Association, all six men who are sexually attracted to feminists are already suffering deeply from the ongoing sex

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