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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Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

Precipice

Trump Derangement Syndrome in full blossom.  Christopher Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal gives us the details;   ARMAGEDDON If you ever wanted to kill not only the United States Constitution but the whole concept of the United States itself, I

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Donald R. McClarey

Interesting

  Death is a gateway and not an end.  Something apparently an atheist philosopher began to realize shortly before his death in 2018: In his 1996 book about death, Herbert Fingarette argued that fearing one’s own demise was irrational. When

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Jaime Hilario Barbel

To die for Christ, my young friends, is to live. The last words of Saint Jaime Hilario Barbel to his firing squad.  The soldiers then missed him with two volleys, probably intentionally, and then dropped their rifles and fled.  The

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: That Was Close

News PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   GREENSBURY, AZ—Local Catholic woman Gabriella Perez was getting ready to tell her friend about her Catholic faith Monday morning. Her friend had expressed her agnosticism over the existence of God, and

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Donald R. McClarey

Glory: Final Song

  Something for the weekend.  The closing song from Glory (1989), the rousing tribute to the men of the 54th Massachusetts, one of the first of the Negro Union regiments to see combat in the Civil War. Bonus: the most

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Bree Dail

Four Exorcists Update

One month after a group of renowned exorcists called for a worldwide day of prayer, fasting, and penance, “for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events,” I have been contacted with an update and statement from the group. . . Continue Reading

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Donald R. McClarey

Liawatha to the Rescue

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: BOSTON, MA—Students in the dining hall at Boston University were in for a surprise when presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren suddenly appeared above their heads, wearing pink fairy wings and holding

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Agreed

PopeWatch is in complete agreement:   Pope Francis baptized 32 babies in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, telling parents not to worry if their children cry at Mass. “Let the children cry,” the pope said. “It is a beautiful homily when

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Francis the Mad

Predictable:   A Vatican-based journalist has alleged that Pope Francis was “furious” over Pope Benedict’s contribution to a book co-authored with Cardinal Robert Sarah defending priestly celibacy, demanding that Benedict retract his name from the work.  Antonio Socci, an Italian

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Donald R. McClarey

Gulags-American Style!

Language advisory as to the above video. News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: DES MOINES, IA—After a Bernie Sanders organizer waxed poetic over the beauty of gulags and the need for reeducating the people, Sanders clarified that

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Marcellus I

ST. MARCELLUS was priest under Pope Marcellinus, whom he succeeded in 308, after that see had been vacant for three years and a half. An epitaph written on him by Pope Damasus, who also mentions himself in it, says that

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Donald R. McClarey

Wow

Keep your eye on Congressman Brian Mast (R.Fl.).  An Army vet who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, he is going places.

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Donald R. McClarey

True

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Many have been criticizing the left for their apparent unwillingness to say that killing terrorists is a good thing. Many suspected they just hated America or were being funded by

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Donald R. McClarey

Public Thieves

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   DES MOINES, IA—Authorities are warning that a gang of known criminals is currently holding a meeting to debate various plots to steal your money. The criminals are debating exactly how

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ita

SHE was a native of Nandesi, now the barony of Dessee in the county of Waterford, and descended from the royal family. Having consecrated her virginity to God, she led an austere retired life at the foot of the mountain

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Book

Sandro Magister on the book that is causing so much furor:   They met. They wrote to each other. Precisely while “the world rumbled with the uproar created by a strange synod of the media that took the place of

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Donald R. McClarey

Bishop Barron is Wrong

Bishop Robert Barron posts on World War I at The Catholic World. Go here to read the post.  He uses as the springboard for his remarks the fact that he had seen the World War I flick on combat on

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Donald R. McClarey

Inside the Sanders Campaign

Strong language advisory as to the above video.  Project Veritas does it again with a foul mouthed tirade from a Kyle Jurek, a field organizer for the Sanders campaign, who apparently wants to toss half of America into Gulags.  Jurek

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Donald R. McClarey

Feast of the Ass

    From Father Z: 14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day! (No, it’s not a special Jesuit holiday.) Posted on 14 January 2020 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf It may be that you have been distracted by book news. However,

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Guy McClung

Donald John Trump, My Beloved Son

Dear Donald,  If you look around and then look in a mirror, you will see that there is just one, only one of you. Never has been another person like you, never will be. You are the only one, the

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Donald R. McClarey

Better Be Careful About Civil War II

    From the New York Times via Instapundit:   “The South, where the culture of military service runs deep and military installations are plentiful, produces 20 percent more recruits than would be expected, based on its youth population. The

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought For the Day

Hattip for the pic to Amanda Servello.   Knowing who your friends are is good.  Knowing who your enemies are is even better.

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Donald R. McClarey

Jesuitical 23: One Tweet Sums Up Modern Jesuits

    Part 23 of my ongoing survey of the follies of many modern day Jesuits. Today we look at the above tweet by Father Thomas Reese, SJ.   The “study” he touts is a worthless one, with a high

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