Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Simon Stock

HE was descended of a good family in Kent. From his infancy he turned all his thoughts and affections to attain to the most perfect love of God, and studied to devote all his moments to this glorious pursuit. In

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Commie Pope?

Who could ever think that our Pope is a Communist?   Calling Pope Francis a communist is flat out wrong, according to one of his top advisors. Cardinal Peter Turkson, tapped by the pontiff to head the Vatican’s super-dicastery on

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Donald R. McClarey

Hurrah for Alabama!

These communities, by their representatives in old  Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We  hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are  created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with  certain unalienable rights;

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Donald R. McClarey

I Regret That Vote

I spent much of 2012 disparaging Romney as The Weather-vane for his frequent change in positions.  I did support him in the 2012 general election, and how I regret that now:   On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Michael

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quotes: Saint Dymphna

SHE was the daughter of an Irish king, and having by vow consecrated her virginity to God, to avoid the snares to which she saw herself exposed at home, passed to Antwerp and chose her abode at Gheel, a village

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Lavender Seminaries

PopeWatch wishes that he could say that he was surprised by this:   The survey is not brand-new, its results came out in the spring of 2017 in Portuguese in the “Revista Eclesiástica Brasileira.” But “Il Regno – Documenti” has

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Donald R. McClarey

That’s Entertainment!

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a long day in the office Monday, congressional representative Rashida Tlaib reportedly popped a bag of popcorn, settled back into her chair, and watched her favorite

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Guy McClung

No True Feminist or Scotsman Is For That

Any person who calls herself or himself a feminist and says I speak for all women, or for all persons, is mistaken or a liar. Some who call themselves feminists do not go that far.  While they may be  in

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Donald R. McClarey

Tim Conway: Requiescat In Pace

Comedian and Catholic Convert Tim Conway has died at age 85.  He had many high points in his career, but for me he will always be Ensign Parker:     Rest in peace Mr. Conway.  You were always very funny

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Donald R. McClarey

They Shall Not Grow Old: A Review

      Well, my bride and I watched They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) last Sunday, and technically it was as magnificent as I had heard.  The expertise applied to make World War I era films look like contemporary

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Maria Dominic Mazzarello

Good-bye. I am going now. I will see you in heaven. Saint Maria Dominic Mazzarello  

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Send the Bill to the Vatican

This gang is beyond parody:   A cardinal and aide to Pope Francis for charitable missions climbed down a manhole to restore power to hundreds of people, including children, who were living without electricity and hot water for days in

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Donald R. McClarey

Sounds About Right

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—According to a new report performed by the American Public Health Association, all six men who are sexually attracted to feminists are already suffering deeply from the ongoing sex

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Donald R. McClarey

News to Alyssa Milano

    Nah, that’s crazy talk! Hattip to Instapundit.

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Donald R. McClarey

Jew Haters in Congress: A Rising Democrat Interest Group

I bet Rashida Tlaib, (D. Hamas), does get a warm fuzzy when she thinks of the Holocaust.  Her ancestors were certainly rooting for Hitler:   Tlaib of course is a long time activist against Israel and actively seeks its destruction. 

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Glyceria

Follow Christ and you will be saved.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Opaque

Saint Thomas More:  I trust I make myself opaque? The Duke of Norfolk:  Perfectly. Screenplay, A Man For All Seasons   Father Raymond J. de Souza notes at National Catholic Register that the main defense of the Pope to charges

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Donald R. McClarey

The Coming Dark Age

The Dark Ages is term routinely tossed about by people who know little about the Middle Ages.  However, many Leftists seem intent on doing their worst to bring about a Dark Age in terms of the free exchange of ideas:

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Foxfier

Summarizing The Anti-Mothers:

Folks here may be slightly familiar with the actress who urged that, out of fear of becoming pregnant while a law recognizing the personhood of humans who have developed to the point of having a detectable heartbeat is in effect

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Donald R. McClarey

Mother Mary, Humanity’s Sole Boast

  Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost With the least shade of thought to sin allied. Woman! above all women glorified, Our tainted nature’s solitary boast; Purer than foam on central ocean tost; Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn

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Donald R. McClarey

My Bride and Mother’s Day

Her children rose up, and called her blessed: her husband, and he praised her. Proverbs 31:28   My mother loved my bride from their first meeting.  They enjoyed shopping together, and my bride was the daughter she never had. My mother

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Donald R. McClarey

Mom’s Many Gifts to Me

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! If I were drowned in the deepest sea, Mother o’

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Donald R. McClarey

Another Success Story For Socialism

I am sure the Socialists will get it right next time in their ongoing national experiments  with entire populations as so many lab rats:     The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Leopold Mandic

Since God has not given me the gift of preaching, I want to consecrate myself to drawing souls back to Him through the Sacrament of Penance.   Saint Leopold Mandic  

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Happy Mother’s Day – The American Address

(Dr. Guy McClung delivered the San Antonio Address version of this document to the San Antonio City Council during public open session on June 17th, 2015)           The 1857 Supreme Court Dred Scott decision held that Dred

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Donald R. McClarey

We Are All Americans

    I feel that we are on the eve of a new era, when there is to be great harmony between the Federal and Confederate. I cannot stay to be a living witness to the correctness of this prophecy;

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed John of Rochester

11 May 1537 – Blessed John Rochester, choir monk, and Blessed James Walworth, choir monk, both from the London Charterhouse, were hanged in chains from the battlements of York. They had been tried in the city for treason for denying

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Viewing the Bird

Faithful readers of PopeWatch will recall that the Pope sent PopeWatch a package with a Spanish dubbed Blu-ray of The Maltese Falcon (1941).  PopeWatch has been quite busy of late on various matters and it was not until this week

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Donald R. McClarey

Lysistrata Refused to Comment

News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   HOLLYWOOD, CA—In bold move intended to powerfully virtue-signal about abortion rights, Charmed actress Alyssa Milano has called for a strike on starring in any movies or TV shows. “Our reproductive rights are

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Donald R. McClarey

Radio Bird

I couldn’t be fonder of you if you were my own son. But, well, if you lose a son, it’s possible to get another. There’s only one Maltese Falcon. Kaspar Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet), The Maltese Falcon     Something for

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A Worrying Precedent

Everybody, adult or child, who lives in four ZIP code areas must get an MMR shot or prove immunity, or face the prospect of a $1,000 fine ($2,000 if you don’t appear as ordered). Your religious exemption is overridden. The

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Tito Edwards

Thousands Rally For Life In Philly In Protest of Brian Sims Bullying Tactics

Brian Sims bullying of an elderly lady and three teenagers back in April was caught by Pro-Lifers via video that has gone viral earlier this week.  So much so that a rally was held today in which over a thousand

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Donald R. McClarey

The Mark Shea Chronicles

Pauli at his blog Est Quod Est, gives us the latest installment of his The Mark Shea Chronicles:   It has been a while since I posted, so I thought “hey, why not see what good ol’ Mark Shea is

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