Donald R. McClarey

Bellwether, What Bellwether?

    There were two special elections for Congress on Tuesday, both in North Carolina and which were both won by the GOP.  In North Carolina 3 the Republican crushed the Democrat as was expected.  The Democrats and the news

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PopeWatch: They Want a Schism

Father Z has an incisive post:   Sometimes I have to triage my time.  For example, I can do some reading about “chaos theory” or “fundamental force concepts”. On the other hand, I can read the transcript of a papal presser

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Toxic Masculinity

To be a normal woman you need normal men around you. Livia, I, Claudius   News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—As society becomes increasingly dominated by nerds, hipsters, and computer programmers, people have fixated on

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The Justice of God

Told by Donald R. McClarey at a meeting of the Dwight Rotary Club on September 12, 2001.   A thousand years ago a Caliph ruled an Eastern kingdom.  He was highly intelligent, unremittingly cruel and a man who raised evil

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Remember

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Dies Irae

DIES IRAE Day of wrath, day that will dissolve the world into burning coals, as David bore witness with the Sibyl. How great a tremor is to be, when the judge is to come briskly shattering every (grave). A trumpet

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Unforgettable United Flight 93

  When they got up that morning eighteen years ago the very last thing that the 33 passengers and the seven crew of United Flight 93 expected was to be engaged in a life and death struggle to retake an

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Gabriel Perboyre

Are you a Christian priest? Yes, I am a priest and I preach this religion. Do you wish to renounce your faith? No, I will never renounce the faith of Christ. Questions asked during the trial of Saint John Gabriel

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PopeWatch: Schism

        Pope Francis doubles down on those darn Americans:   BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Tuesday he prayed that dissent from American Catholic conservatives would not lead to a schism in the

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Cannibalism: The Second to the Last Environmental Frontier

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Francis de Morales

I ask but one thing from God, and that is that I may not depart hence except to die for His Name. Saint Francis de Morales, written by him while in prison in Japan.  He was burned to death in

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“Saint” Pete Explains It All

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Mayor Pete Buttigieg has come under fire after claiming that life only begins when you register as a Democrat. “Many conservative ‘Christians’ have bought into this lie that life

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PopeWatch: Leonardo Boff

Good Lifesite News article on the longstanding ties between the Pope and the godfather of liberation theology Leonardo Boff:   A 47 year-old photograph has surfaced showing the man who would become Pope Francis standing in a small group of

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Bohemian Misery

  Hattip to Instapundit. What is the Internet for except to argue with complete strangers and watch cat videos?  

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Sam Houston

  I humble myself before God, and there the list ends. Sam Houston

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Kangaroo Judgment

Professor John Finis takes apart the decision of the appeals court affirming the verdict against Cardinal Pell:   The shortest of all routes to discovering that the Judgment has gone catastrophically wrong is to read paras. 139 to 143 and

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Opening Statement

“The truth is this is all a craven attempt to demonize and purge voices form the church who dare to question the radical changes that are under way and the brutal tactics used to enact them.” Raymond Arroyo, September 5,

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The Future Belongs to Those Who Show Up For It

Joel Kotkin has seen a simple truth that eludes most commentators:     In contrast, the more religious, more family-oriented population, living mostly in the suburbs and smaller cities, will reproduce themselves. Kaufmann explains in his important book Shall the Religious

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Pierre Bonhomme

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PopeWatch: Meanwhile Back in Argentina

George Neumayr continues his look at the Pope’s Argentine roots: On Monday, I visited that grave at Santa Cruz church. It was an illuminating visit. The pope’s communist mentor is pictured throughout the church and is given pride of place

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Thumbs Up From President Hump

It is nice of Biden to be cutting campaign commercials for Trump, in the increasingly unlikely event that the Democrats nominate the increasingly dazed and confused scrappy kid from Scranton.

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Be Prepared

  This is incredibly difficult for me to do but I feel that it’s necessary to come forward and expose the type of person that Trump will select for the Supreme Court of the great country. I was raped by

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With Fear and Trembling

  [20] But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Habakkuk 2: 20   One of the more appalling features of contemporary Christianity is our general lack of awe regarding God.  Too

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Update on Hong Kong

  Massive demonstrations today in Hong Kong with violent clashes increasing.  War correspondent Michael Yon in Hong Kong gives this update:   I will say with confidence: we are witnessing the very first tendrils on Cat 1 insurgency. (To use

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Lebensunwertes Leben

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   BERLIN—In the basement of an old building near Berlin, Holocaust researchers discovered something incredible: a perfectly preserved Nazi propaganda video. In the historical footage, dated to around 1942, a female Nazi

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Euthymia

I found Him who my heart loves; I want to hold Him and never let him go. Blessed Maria Euthymia  

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Negative Interest Rates: Economics Becomes the Satirical Science

I am no financial genius, Heaven knows, but one thing I have learned is that when I am looking at a piece of economic news, and I have to double check to make sure that it was not produced by

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Pope Francis and Those Terrible Americans Over There

  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts nails it: So he really said it.  I started to post on this when I saw the first story, but then I thought charity demands I wait to verify.  After all, something so arrogant

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed John Duckett

I fear not death, nor I contemn not life. If life were my lot, I would endure it patiently; but if death, I shall receive it joyfully, for that Christ is my life, and death is my gain. Never since

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PopeWatch: Maltese Falcon

Kasper Gutman the Fat Man (Sydney Greenstreet):That’s an attitude, sir, that calls for the most delicate judgement on both sides. Because, as you know, sir, in the heat of action men are likely to forget where their best interests lie

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Don’t Fear the Reaper

  Something for the weekend.  Don’t Fear the Reaper (1976) by Blue Oyster Cult.  Ever find a song so catchy that you like it even if you find the lyrics appalling?  That is me and this paean to suicide that

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PopeWatch: Rome Never Changes

PopeWatch is taking a break, necessitated by too much disgust and anger, from observing current events at the Vatican and going back seven centuries to see how little things have changed.  Take it away Signor Boccaccio:   ABRAHAM THE JEW,

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New Class Patriotism: a Fisking

Some of the usual suspects, most part of what could be called the Religious Left, members in good standing of the Western Global Elite that Pope Francis appears to see his role as being the chaplain of, have had printed

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