Donald R. McClarey

The Long, Long Lent of 2020

Where are now the kings and princes that once reigned over all the world, whose glory and triumph were lifted up above the earth? Where are now the innumerable company and power of Xerxes and Caesar? Where are the great

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Donald R. McClarey

You Have Liberties Until You Really Need Them

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—As of this weekend, based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, all civil libertiess have been declared nonessential. The Department of Homeland Security

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Donald R. McClarey

April 7, 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

Glory to God!

    Hattip to commenter Greg Mockeridge.  Cardinal Pell is a free man! Cardinal George Pell has won his High Court appeal with his conviction overturned and is expected to be released from Barwon Prison near Geelong in Victoria shortly.

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Donald R. McClarey

Geek Post Alert

    One of the good things about the Law Mines, my family, God, reading and blogging are that they prevent me from gaming 24-7.

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Donald R. McClarey

Figures

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: EDINA, WA—Well, this is disappointing: Bill Gates had discovered a cure for coronavirus, but the hard drive he had it saved on was wiped out by a Windows virus. Not

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Donald R. McClarey

Battle Honors

Not from The Babylon Bee: In what sounds like it could be an April Fools joke, a Venezuelan Navy offshore patrol vessel recently sank after ramming a cruise liner in the Caribbean Sea. The cruise ship, which had no passengers

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Celestine I

HE was a native of Rome, and held a distinguished place among the clergy of that city, when, upon the demise of Pope Boniface, he was chosen to succeed him, in September, 422, by the wonderful consent of the whole

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Donald R. McClarey

April 6, 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

Queen Elizabeth

My sainted mother, Republican Irish as she was, always loved her.  A voice from better days and vastly more tougher times.  Ninety-three years old, and how many leaders a fraction of her age would pay a considerable sum to have

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Derferl-Gadarn

“When there were at Camlan men and fighting and a host being slain, Derfel with his arms was dividing steel there in two”. Prior to entering the religious life, Saint Derferl-Gadarn was a warrior of King Arthur and fought as

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Donald R. McClarey

April 5, 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

Lemmings R Us

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—After state governments across the country directed their citizens to shut down their businesses and just kinda hope things worked out, a new order has been issued: everyone is to

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Benedict the Moor

My brothers, for charity’s sake, do not throw away those fragments. Let us give them to the poor, for it is the blood of those who have given them to us for the love of God. Saint Benedict the Moor

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Donald R. McClarey

April 4, 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

PopeWatch: Easter Bunny is Anathema

  In a formal ceremony today at the Vatican the Pope excommunicated the Easter Bunny: For too long our holy season of Easter has become associated with this egg giving imposter: We do here and now separate him from the

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Donald R. McClarey

Theme Song From Becket

Something for the weekend.  The theme song from Becket (1964). Becket (1964), although inheriting the historical howlers that existed in the play, and were known by the playwright Jean Anouilh who wisely preferred a poetic story to prosaic fact,  (Becket was Norman

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Jonathan Sumption

When human societies lose their freedom, it’s not usually because tyrants have taken it away. It’s usually because people willingly surrender their freedom in return for protection against some external threat. And the threat is usually a real threat but

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Donald R. McClarey

Worse than Murder Inc. Just Got Worse

Hattip to commenter Greg Mockeridge for the substance and title of this post:   Planned Parenthood is requesting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) for its staff as the group demands elective abortions continue during the coronavirus crisis in the

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

As ever, the best argument against Socialism is how the government handles the tasks already entrusted to it.

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Donald R. McClarey

Yep

I completely agree with my friend Jay Anderson who wrote the above.  In my opinion this national lockdown needs to end soon, certainly no later than May 1, or we will be entering for the next few years a reprisal

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ulpian

HE was a young zealous Christian of Tyre, who, being encouraged by the example of St. Apian and other martyrs at Cæsarea, boldly confessed Christ before the cruel judge Urbanus. The enraged governor ordered him to be first severely scourged,

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Donald R. McClarey

Essential and Non-Essential

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: DALLAS, TX—Local man Tregg Trenton lost his job three weeks ago since it was deemed “non-essential” by the authorities. Trenton and some ten million other people have lost their employment since

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Some Splainin to Do

Phil Lawler notes that our Bishops owe us some explanations:   When the pandemic crisis eases, and the world heads back into its normal routines, Catholic bishops will have some explaining to do. Why did you forbid the administration of

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Donald R. McClarey

April 3, 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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