Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Kanye

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Kanye West met with Pope Francis on Tuesday, after he was spotted arriving at the Vatican, just days after the rapper was first seen

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It’s Cold

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” H.L. Mencken Something for the weekend.  The politically correct version of Baby It’s Cold Outside. (Gag.)   The tune was written in 1944 by songwriter Frank Loesser as a humorous

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Donald R. McClarey

Good One Mr. Sammons!

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Donald R. McClarey

Harmless Pot. Sure.

  I have never represented a heroin junkie or a meth head who didn’t start with marijuana.  Legalization of it is now all the rage in Democrat controlled states like Illinois, and it is a stupid mistake.  From Rod Dreher:

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Donald R. McClarey

Well, That Makes Sense

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WORLD—Scholars all over the world now believe that King Saul actually threw a spear at David after the young musician insisted on playing Christmas music well before Thanksgiving. It was early

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Donald R. McClarey

Pamela Ewing Has Been Dreaming Again

Dave Cullen, deservedly, savages Star Trek Discovery Season Two.   My bride and I are currently painfully making our way through the episodes, because we view all things Trek.  I will admit that Season Two is not as bad as Season

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Donald R. McClarey

A Lawyer’s Creed

  Abraham Lincoln wrote the following sometime in the 1850’s.  Why he wrote it is unknown.  Perhaps he was giving a speech on the practice of law.  If so, we have no record of him delivering it.  The notes were

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Hugh Green

His parents, who were Protestants, sent him to Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he took his degree in 1605, but was afterwards converted and entered Douai College in 1610. He left again in 1612 to try his vocation among the Capuchins. From

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time

  The Vatican sell out of Chinese Catholics to the Butchers of Bejing continues apace:   For the enthusiasts of the secret accord of September 22 2018 between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, that of Mindong

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Donald R. McClarey

Democrat Mind Tricks

            News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—At the impeachment hearings, Rep. Adam Schiff was asked why the Intelligence Committee wasn’t looking into corruption on the part of the Bidens, but

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Donald R. McClarey

Nobel Peace Prize Forever

  A speech written by my son which I delivered at the Veteran’s Day observance in Dwight, Illinois November 11, 2017:   It is the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. Ninety-nine years ago today, the

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Donald R. McClarey

Why I Prefer Dogs Open Thread

Hattip to Dale Price. The usual Open Thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing!

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gregory Palamas

Now is the time for action! Judgment Judgment is at the doors! So let us rise and fast, offering alms with tears of compunction and crying: “Our sins are more in number than the sands of the sea; but forgive

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Frames of Reality

The attitude of the Pope to American Catholics is best exemplified in the saying that the beatings will continue until morale approves.  Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture explains how well this policy is working:   “The pastoral thrust of this

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Donald R. McClarey

An Insult to All Self Respecting Circuses

“God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.” Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire   News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—In honor of the impeachment hearings

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That About Sums It Up

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Although her constitution was very frail, her spirit was endowed with such singular strength that, knowing the will of God in her regard, she permitted nothing to impede her from accomplishing what seemed beyond the strength of a woman. Pius

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pro-Abort Bishops Out in the Open

  Well, some of the main Francis Bishops and Cardinals are dropping the pretense of being pro-life: BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — American Catholic bishops showed today that the current pontificate has divided them on fighting abortion as

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Donald R. McClarey

Australia’s Highest Court Agrees to Hear Pell Appeal

Good news: Australia’s highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned. Go here to read

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Donald R. McClarey

Pope’s Ideology Increasingly Unpopular in South America

  The Pope constantly warns against ideology, and yet he is the most ideological of popes,  His ideology is that of the contemporary Left on most issues, including immigration, ecology and economics.  He rarely critiques Leftist governments, while he regularly

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Gregory Lakota

Bishop and Martyr, Gregory Lakota: Born in 1883 in the Lviv region, he studied theology at the Lviv Academy. He was ordained to the priesthood in Poland in 1908. He served for eighteen years as professor and rector in the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: “Inclusive” Capitalism

Whenever you put an adjective before a noun, woe to the noun:   Dear Brothers and Sisters, I extend a cordial welcome to each of you gathered for this meeting of the members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism. I

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Donald R. McClarey

The Vatican Answer to Every Scandal

RE: the upcoming McCarrick report, here’s some pretty low-risk predictions: – everybody who could be held responsible is dead; – all the problems have already been fixed; – there’s nothing more to be done – please, americans, start sending us

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Donald R. McClarey

Bad Joe! Bad!

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: DETROIT, MI—Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s aides were once again forced to use the spray bottle at a recent campaign event. As the former vice president wandered the crowd, aides were poised

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Donald R. McClarey

You Can Always Depend on the Far Left to Hate Christ

From Chile where Leftist mobs have sacked Catholic churches.  Only lack of power keeps them from murdering every believing Catholic they can get their hands on.

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Donald R. McClarey

Take Up Our Quarrel With The Foe

      In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead; short

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Donald R. McClarey

Gratitude

A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Martin of Tours

For the history of St. Martin, we are chiefly indebted to his illustrious disciple St. Sulpicius Severus, who, in an elegant and classical style wrote his life some time before his death. The name of Constantius for Constantine, and some

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PopeWatch: Money

[10] For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6: 10 Saint Paul knew what he was talking about:  

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Donald R. McClarey

A Baby Too Far

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Pope’s Commie Buddy Resigns

Well, this is unexpected good news:   Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous leader, ended his 14-year rule after allies deserted him following weeks of protests over a disputed Oct. 20 election that has roiled the Andean nation. On Sunday, the Bolivian

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Donald R. McClarey

November 10, 1975: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

  Forty-four years ago today the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank on November 10, 1975.  Launched in 1958, she was then the largest ship on the Great Lakes, and she remains the largest ship to have sunk on the Lakes.  For 17

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Donald R. McClarey

Happy 244th Birthday to the Corps!

  You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced, to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth – and the amusing thing about it is that they are…You should see the group about

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