Donald R. McClarey

About Time

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’d had enough of Senate Democrats delaying and obstructing district court judges and executive branch nominees. The current rules allow for 30 hours of debate on these positions. In order to slow

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Donald R. McClarey

The Great Chicago Fire

  Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Children of Abraham

Pope Francis wants us to have fraternity with Muslims:   Reflecting upon his recent apostolic journey to Morocco, Pope Francis said Wednesday that God desires a greater sense of fraternity among Catholics and Muslims as “brother children of Abraham.”“Some may

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saints Agape, Chionia and Irene

THESE three sisters lived at Thessalonica, and their parents were heathens when they suffered martyrdom. In the year 303, the emperor Dioclesian published an edict forbidding, under pain of death, any persons to keep the holy scriptures. These saints concealed

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Donald R. McClarey

Creepy Uncle Joe

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: NEW YORK, NY—L’Oréal USA announced in a press release Tuesday that the company is introducing “The Biden Collection” under its Garnier Fructis brand. The shampoos and conditioners are said to give

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Donald R. McClarey

Pope Francis: Rupture of Doctrine

Whenever Pope Francis ruptures the Church from traditional teaching he calls the about face a development of doctrine. Diane Montagna at  Lifesite News has a very good article on this:   The Pope then expounded on the point, invoking the

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Donald R. McClarey

Telling Truth Out of Season

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Over the weekend, as pro-life film Unplanned enjoyed a strong debut at the box office, Twitter employees took action against the movie’s social media account for displaying “dangerous, potentially truth-telling content.” The

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Donald R. McClarey

Unplanned: A Review

My bride and I and our son saw Unplanned last Saturday.  It is a great film with a magnificent message, and is also highly entertaining.  Every pro-lifer and Christian should see this film, or anyone who simply enjoys watching a

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Malice and Foolishness

The Pope apparently hates both walls and capitalism:   Pope Francis decried President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, saying it would make the U.S. a prisoner and that rejecting migrants was unjust. Francis disparaged the Trump administration’s stance on immigration

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Donald R. McClarey

Jobs Americans Will Not Do

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   CHICAGO, IL—The NAACP has given Jussie Smollett a prestigious award for his important work creating much-needed jobs for Nigerian-American citizens. The Association created the new “Nigerian-American Job Creation” award

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Ben Butera

There is no God…enjoy life?

I attend a parish in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and our Pastor told us that he was recently in the city of Chicago and saw a billboard that said “There is no God…enjoy life!” Then he asked the congregation,

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Donald R. McClarey

Theodore Roosevelt and the Almost Second Civil War

Theodore Roosevelt never made any secret of his detestation of Woodrow Wilson, thus it was small wonder that his campaign for President in 1920 was a crusade to eradicate the legacy of his successor in the White House.  This was

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: April Fool?

Imagine what daily courage it takes to be part of a tiny Christian minority in an Islamic country.  Then imagine the Pope comes to your land and says something like this: Pope Francis on Sunday warned Catholics in Morocco against

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Donald R. McClarey

National Atheist Day 2019

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Psalm 14: 1 April begins and we have National Atheist Day, that day to remember those brave souls who, with evangelic fervor, are certain that energy and matter can

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Donald R. McClarey

Unplanned Reaction

  I saw Unplanned with my wife and son yesterday.  It is a superb film and I will be writing a full review later this week.  The film is a hit with an opening weekend of six million on a

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Donald R. McClarey

Judas as Favorite Apostle

    It is hard to be a Catholic these days and not be deeply cynical about the people who run our Church.  Peter Wolfgang at The Stream explains why: Last Sunday, The Hartford Courant ran a feature story on

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Donald R. McClarey

Lent With Saint Francis: Part IV

  Saint Francis left behind him 28 admonitions for his brothers.  This Lent we will look at them.  Go here for part I, here for part II, here for part III and here is part IV: XVI. PURITY OF HEART

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Benjamin

ISDEGERDES, son of Sapor III., put a stop to the cruel persecutions against the Christians in Persia, which had been begun by Sapor II., and the Church had enjoyed twelve years’ peace in that kingdom, when, in 420, it was

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Donald R. McClarey

Biden and White Male Culture

  I confess that I would pay a fair amount of money to witness a debate between President Trump and Joe Biden.  It would be the most one sided contest since Godzilla v. Bambi.  Biden has begun his campaign to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Tasty Ring

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Recent footage of Pope Francis shows him repeatedly pulling his hand away from a line of people attempting to take a lick of his

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Donald R. McClarey

Spring

  Something for the weekend.  Spring Symphony by Robert Schumann.  Written in 1841 it is a fine example of the genius of Schumann, a genius cut short by mental illness, probably caused by a brain tumor.  Schumann left this vale

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Donald R. McClarey

Everything Wrong About This Country In One Story

  Appalling:   National Guard Changes Logo Due to Failure of American Education System Franklin C. Annis   On March 25th, the National Guard Bureau officially announced new branding for recruiting. The traditional “Minuteman” logo will no longer appear on

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Lucid Ideas

“Once again, for the record and all together now… …It is not that Trump is necessarily so smart it is that these people are so absolutely god awful. As Glenn Reynolds likes to say, “We have the worst political class

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Donald R. McClarey

Correct

  I have served as a Court appointed Special Prosecutor.  This letter is completely on point as to the Smollett debacle:   The Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association serves as the voice for nearly 1,000 front line prosecutors across the State

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