Donald R. McClarey

Oh, We Would Accept a Defeat in 2020 as Well as the Left Accepted Their Defeat in 2016

Extremists never understand that they are always giving unpaid instruction to those who oppose them.  The Resistance to Trump has established new rules to follow when you lose a Presidential election and everyone is taking notes.  As for The Washington

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Donald R. McClarey

Practicing Murder Without a License

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: HANFORD, CA—Authorities are looking for a woman who gave birth to a stillborn baby with toxic levels of methamphetamine in his system. “This is a complete horror,” said Hanford Mayor Carl

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Donald R. McClarey

In Memoriam

The Berlin Wall, from start to finish, was a monument to the dismal failure of Communism.  Imagine a state so terrible that it had to erect a wall to keep its people in.  Nothing better exemplified the essential essence of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Crucified Satellico

I want to become a nun and, if I succeed, I want to become a saint. Blessed Maria Crucified Satellico

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Troll

Sometimes PopeWatch suspects that the Pope is trolling us: Pope Francis insisted we go further: “We need a true ‘cultural revolution’”, he said, “a transformation of our collective gaze, our attitudes, our ways of seeing ourselves”. We need to undertake

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Reminds Him of Communism

  How bad is it on some campuses?  This bad: Andrei Serban is a world-renowned theater and opera director and was until recently a professor at Columbia University. After 27 years at the school, he resigned his position because he

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Donald R. McClarey

Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and

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Good Pregnant Gal With a Gun and CNN

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: ATLANTA, GA—After a woman in Florida defended her home from intruders with an AR-15, CNN quickly criticized her for murdering a “poor, defenseless refugee who was probably just applying for

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Englebert

True guardian of the king, thy exalted traits do honor to our emperor; chancellor whose like has never been. Walther von der Vogelweide, contemporary poet, of Saint Englebert

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Idols

[21] (Now all the Athenians, and strangers that were there, employed themselves in nothing else, but either in telling or in hearing some new thing.) [22] But Paul standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens,

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Donald R. McClarey

Omitting the Antichrist

A fascinating look at OnePeter5 by Peter Kwasniewski as to how the current Lectionary omits the references to Antichrist from 2 Thessalonicans 2, which is rather like omitting the Wizard from The Wizard of Oz: Last weekend on the new

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Donald R. McClarey

The Divine Plan

  In theaters today only.  The story of how John Paul II and Ronald Reagan brought the Cold War to a victorious conclusion for the good guys.

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Donald R. McClarey

Year Zero, Again

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Josefa Naval Girbes

Prayer, prayer…pray for a while each day, and life will be easier and bearable. Learn to speak with God without words and, in this way, practice the prayer of meditation. Be faithful and reverent before the Lord in the Holy

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PopeWatch: Substance of our Faith

But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth. Revelation 3: 16     Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture nails it:   Bishop Athanasius Schneider released a powerful open

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Jude

Ness: – What is that? Malone: What is that? Ness: Yes, what is it? Malone: God, I’m with a heathen. That is my callbox key. And that is Saint Jude. Stone:  Il Santo Jude. He’s the patron saint of lost

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Donald R. McClarey

Bursima

  News that the mainstream media will do its best to ignore: Hunter Biden and his Ukrainian gas firm colleagues had multiple contacts with the Obama State Department during the 2016 election cycle, including one just a month before Vice

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Donald R. McClarey

Midway The Movie

  This movie is being released on November 8.  I will be going to see the movie with my bride and son.  I hope it is a fitting tribute to the gallant men who brought to the American people a

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Donald R. McClarey

Suicide? Sure.

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   PHILADELPHIA, PA—Speaking to a packed 30-seat arena, Bill Clinton remarked on Jeffrey Epstein’s recent passing, saying that Epstein’s cause of death “really depends on what your definition of ‘suicide’

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Donald R. McClarey

November 5, 1775: Washington Ends Guy Fawkes Day

“Nor, perchance did the fact which We now recall take place without some design of divine Providence. Precisely at the epoch when the American colonies, having, with Catholic aid, achieved liberty and independence, coalesced into a constitutional Republic the ecclesiastical

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Elizabeth

[12] And Zachary seeing him, was troubled, and fear fell upon him. [13] But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call

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PopeWatch: Proselytism Again

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on

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Planned Parenthood Beasts, Democrats  & Other Demons

Introduction This is a republication of an article that first appeared on the Abyssum.org website in 2015. It is particularly relevant now in view of the ongoing trial in California of Sandra Merritt and her co-defendants who are on trial

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Good Pregnant Gal With a Gun

She can bring no more to living than the powers that make her great     As the Mother of the Infant and the Mistress of the Mate.     And when Babe and Man are lacking and she strides

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Donald R. McClarey

Antifa Member Sentenced to Prison

  Well, good:   Gage Halupowski pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the June 29 attack on Adam Kelly outside The Nines Hotel along Southwest Morrison Street. Halupowski was identified as one of several masked, black-clothed demonstrators seen

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About Time

      News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Everyone agrees it is a bleak and hopeless post-apocalyptic hellscape we are living in nowadays. Not from the Trump administration or anything, but because of all these Terminator sequels. 

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Donald R. McClarey

Failed State

  My favorite living historian Victor Davis Hanson looks at his native state:   More than 2 million Californians were recently left without power after the state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric — which filed for bankruptcy earlier this

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Freedom and Frederick Douglass

  The ideals of 1776 had no greater champion than black abolitionist Frederick Douglass.  A former slave, he understood in his bones the importance of freedom. Fellow-citizens! there is no matter in respect to which, the people of the North

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Charles Borromeo

“Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing but live otherwise and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the

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PopeWatch: Follow the Money

Papal finances have been a calamity since a few seconds after Saint Peter denounced Simon Magus since Magus offered to buy the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 1] And at that time there was raised a great persecution against the

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Preach it Brother!

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Donald R. McClarey

Can’t Get Simpler Than This!

I play very complicated strategic level games to relax.  They often have manuals running  hundreds of pages.  Simplicity however has its place.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Malachy

IN the fifth century Ireland was converted from heathenism to Christianity. Through the three succeeding ages it became the principal seat of learning in Christendom. So happy a distinction was owing to the labours and apostolic lives of the native

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