Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Alexander VI

From Purgatory Pope Alexander VI called a press conference: I would like to thank so many members of the media for coming.  I realize many of you are quite familiar with the Infernal Regions, but the trip to Purgatory is

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Donald R. McClarey

Perry Mason Theme Song

Something for the weekend.  Few television shows have had a more distinctive theme song than Perry Mason. Fred Steiner wrote the song known as Park Avenue Beat. The tune was written in a jazzy style because he expected Mason to

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Why Settle for the Lesser Evil?

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   IN THE LAND OF MORDOR WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE—The Dark Lord Sauron stepped up his campaign for reelection this week, unveiling the details of his ambitious Deathcare for All proposal.

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Bye Beto

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—Presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke has announced he is dropping out of the presidential race so that he can spend more time taking guns away from his family. “I’ve been

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Can Pachamama Barbie Be Far Behind?

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Racism for Fun and Profit

(Anit-White diatribe above delivered by pasty white skinned Mark Shea.) Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts notes the ever increasing racism of the ever increasingly deranged Left: I’ve said that before.  The modern Left is using the term White the way

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Prayers of Saints

Article 3. Whether the prayers which the saints pour forth to God for us are always granted? Objection 1. It would seem that the prayers which the saints pour forth to God for us are not always granted. For if

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Mary the Slave

GOD, who, in the distribution of his graces makes no distinction of condition amongst men, raised an humble female slave to the dignity of martyrdom: and, in the proud capital of the world, the boasted triumphs of its deified conquerors

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Donald R. McClarey

November 1, 1945: The House He Lived In

    One of the interesting aspects of studying history is to view public figures, blessed with long lives, and see the roles they played  at different periods in their life.  Frank Sinatra, who towards the end of his life

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PopeWatch: Prayer to Pachamama

PopeWatch wonders if this would constitute “idolatrous intent” in the eyes of the Pope: A prayer to Pachamama, the “Mother Earth” venerated by indigenous tribes such as the Aymara and Quechua in the Andes but also in the northern plains

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Marie Kondo Bible

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: COUNTRY HOMES, WA—After binge-watching hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, local Christian woman Grace Milliken applied the innovative cleaning and organizing method to her Bible study time, prompting her

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Donald R. McClarey

Democrats Walk the Plank

As I predicted last year, Democrats are proceeding with impeachment.  In a straight party line vote, all Democrats but two voted for the impeachment inquiry and all Republicans voted against it.  Loon Justin Amash, who left the Republican Party in

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Donald R. McClarey

Theoden King

  Hattip to Dale Price. Theoden is my favorite character in the trilogy.  A King who doubts he is worthy of his sires, he makes himself into the heroic and wise leader his people desperately need in a terrible time

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Heroes

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Trump has awarded galactic hero Chewbacca his long-awaited Medal of Bravery for his performance in the Battle of Yavin. The Wookiee had been snubbed by other presidents, who

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Donald R. McClarey

Lincoln’s Dream

Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, made this notation in his diary regarding the cabinet meeting that occurred at noon on the day of  the assassination of Lincoln:  “Congratulations were interchanged, and earnest inquiry was made whether any information had been

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Wolfgang

According to legend Saint Wolfgang tricked the Devil into helping him build the first church on lake Albersee in Austria.  The Saint promised the Devil the soul of the first pilgrim to cross the threshold of the Church.  The Devil

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Shocked! “Whistleblower” is a Democrat Activist

    Hopefully I will be more shocked by the Halloween costumes I see today:   A new report from RealClearInvestigations reveals that the anti-Trump “whistleblower” who prompted the current impeachment proceedings against President Trump is a registered Democrat who

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Praying for a Miracle

All PopeWatch can say to this column by Monsignor Pope is ditto:   I, like many of you, feel overwhelmed by the events of the past month in Rome. Many an evening, late into the night, I have come before

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Happy Halloween!

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Donald R. McClarey

Bee Helps the Media

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee.  The Bee, always eager to help the dullards of the Fourth Estate, has published the above style guide.  Go here to read about it.

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Donald R. McClarey

Technical Difficulties

The blog was down yesterday much of the day.  Our tech support elves are doing battle with the forces of technical difficulties.  Thanks for your patience.  O’ Saint Vidicon of Cathode lend us your aid!

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And People Don’t Poop on the Streets

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—New billboards have been popping up in California with the slogan “Move to Texas: We have electricity!” Many see this as a play to lure jobs away from California, as

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

HONOUR is flashed off exploit, so we say; And those strokes once that gashed flesh or galled shield Should tongue that time now, trumpet now that field, And, on the fighter, forge his glorious day. On Christ they do and

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PopeWatch: The Lord Hates a Coward

  Italian journalist Vittorio Messori nails the number one problem in the Church today: rampant cowardice among the clergy:   “The conformism to which you refer indeed exists. But it is palpable even within the Church. It is disconcerting that

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Lieutenant Tragg

Recently my bride and I have been watching season one, first aired in 1956, of the Perry Mason television series.  It has been decades since I last watched the show, although I watched it endlessly growing up in the Sixties,

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Bravo Father!

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied Holy Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina on Sunday morning because of his views on abortion, a priest said in a statement.  The Rev. Robert Morey said Monday that the 2020

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Douai Martyrs

One hundred and fifty-eight priests trained at the Douai Seminary in France were judicially murdered by the English Crown between 1577 and 1680.  These were all Englishmen who loved their land and their people enough to lose their lives in

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Donald R. McClarey

Best Trump Tweet Ever

  Not generally a fan of Trump Tweets, but this one is a keeper.  Dogs are held in low esteem in the Islamic world, so this rubs salt in the wound.  Good.

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PopeWatch: Contra Idolatry

Let’s take the wayback machine all the way back in history to August 1, 2018:   Pope Francis reflected on the first Commandment in his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, saying idolatry is a very real and current temptation.

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I Agree With Don Surber

Surber explains why The Babylon Bee is the most important conservative site: On January 22, 2016, National Review published its suicidal Never Trump issue, ending 61 years as a conservative institution. It had a good run. But conservatives were left

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Never Forget the Hungarian Revolt

I stand for God, for the Church and for Hungary. This responsibility has been imposed upon me by the fate of the nation which stands alone, an orphan in the whole world. Compared with the sufferings of my people, my

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Culturally Sensitive

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—In order to ensure all headlines about Islamic terrorism are culturally sensitive and do not offend any brave freedom fighters in the Middle East, The Washington Post has retained an ISIS marketing

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Hitler is Aghast.

Inevitably Internet Hitler has reacted to the Pachamamas going for a swim in the Tiber.  Go here to see what he has to say.

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