Donald R. McClarey

Stalin, You Conservative

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Addressing a crowd earlier this week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared that Joseph Stalin was actually a conservative or at least a center-right kind of guy. “Nobody was actually on the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Chinese New Year-Year of the Rat

The Pope mentions Chinese New Year:   At the end of the General Audience the Pope noted that on “25 January next, in the Far East and in various other parts of the world, many millions of men and women

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Donald R. McClarey

Bargain Kept

  I voted for Donald Trump because he promised to be a pro-life President.  On this, he has been a man of his word:   On Wednesday, the March for Life announced that President Donald Trump will be the first

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Donald R. McClarey

Dissents

  As we observe the sad forty-seventh anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that overturned all state laws banning abortions and effectively served as a judicial death warrant for tens of millions of innocents, I think it

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Donald R. McClarey

Sling Control

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: VALLEY OF ELAH—After local homegrown terrorist David slew Goliath with a fully automatic, high-capacity sling, Philistine activists began calling for common-sense bans on the dangerous weapons of mass destruction. “Nobody

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Yet Another Interview

Well, the Pope has had yet another interview with 95 year old atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari, the man who various Vatcian talking heads have claimed constantly misquotes the Pope and who the Pope, nonetheless, grants frequent interviews to.  The latest

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Thank You Lord

  I don’t care if the movie is good or bad.  Teaming up Nicholas Cage with HP Lovecraft is a stroke of genius!  

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Mont Saint Michel

A Church which embraced, with equal sympathy, and within a hundred years, the Virgin, Saint Bernard, William of Champeaux and the School of Saint Victor, Peter the Venerable, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Dominic, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Saint Bonaventure,

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Donald R. McClarey

With the Wolfhounds

NEC ASPERA TERRENT No Fear on Earth-motto of the Wolfhounds John W. Scannell came into this Vale of Tears on March 28, 1907.  Ordained a priest on May 26, 1934 for the Archdiocese of Denver and was assigned to Saint

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Donald R. McClarey

The Bee Gets Political

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: Every election, The Babylon Bee editorial board sees fit to endorse the very best choice for the nation. In 2016, back before Seth Dillon bought the site and stopped us from doing Christian

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PopeWatch: China Again

And the sellout of the Church in China continues to bear bitter fruit:   A Chinese Catholic bishop is homeless and sleeping on the doorstep of his former residence after he and the priests who work with him were evicted

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Donald R. McClarey

What is Best?

    KNOW, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread

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Media Hardest Hit

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Somber members of the press offered their thoughts and prayers that someone would start some violence at the gun rights rally in Virginia today. Reporters expressed their grief and condolences

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Donald R. McClarey

Let There Be Light

As Saint Thomas Aquinas taught us, there is no contradiction between Reason and Faith.  As the poet Blake summarizes:   Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau; Mock on, Mock on, ’tis all in vain. You throw the sand against the

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Myths About Sweden

  Few nations are as misreported as Sweden.  Rather than a socialist paradise, Sweden is actually a nation which has owed its prosperity to capitalism and a fairly, until recently, homogeneous culture.  Rather than an argument for the Left, it

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Buckley and Sowell

Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God. Thomas Sowell First broadcast on November 12, 1981.  A high school dropout at 17, Sowell was drafted into the Marine

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Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Fabian

HE succeeded St. Anterus in the pontificate, in the year 236. Eusebius relates, 1 that in an assembly of the people and clergy, held for the election of a pastor in his room, a dove, unexpectedly appearing, settled, to the

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PopeWatch: Hong Kong

The betrayal of Chinese Catholics continues apace:    The Holy See has delayed announcing its pick for the next bishop of Hong Kong, CNA has learned, amid concerns that local clergy and lay Catholics will see Rev. Peter Choy Wai-man

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Donald R. McClarey

Great Fraud on Society

You have to hand it to LBJ, it takes a special type of incompetence to lose two wars simultaneously:  the Vietnam War and his war on Poverty embodied under his hubristic Great Society programs.  Historian Amity Shlaes in her recent

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Donald R. McClarey

Pain and the Unborn

  Science is always on the pro-life side:   Unborn babies may be able to feel pain before reaching 24 weeks, say scientists – meaning they could suffer as they are being aborted. Until now, the consensus of medical opinion

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump v. The Establishment

Major Strasser: You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he’s just another blundering American. Captain Renault: We musn’t underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918. Screenplay, Casablanca  

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Wulfstan

Woe then to him who has earned for himself the torments of Hell. There there is everlasting fire roiling painfully, and there there is everlasting filth. There there is groaning and moaning and always constant wailing. There there is every

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