Donald R. McClarey

They Shall Not Grow Old

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,  Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.  They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;  They fell with their faces to the foe. 
 They shall grow

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John of Avila

APOSTOLIC LETTER Proclaiming Saint John of Avila, diocesan priest, a Doctor of the Universal Church BENEDICTUS PP. XVI FOR PERPETUAL REMEMBRANCE 1. Caritas Christi urget nos (2 Cor 5:14). The love of God, made known in Jesus Christ, is the

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Donald R. McClarey

Jesus Hates Diversity

News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   PORTLAND, OR—A leading New Testament scholar working at Unified Unity Divinity School has published a paper criticizing Jesus for a lack of diversity among the apostles He chose in the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Ed Feser

Catholic philosopher Ed Feser’s comments on the heresy letter:   What should we think of the recent open letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy, signed by Fr. Aidan Nichols, Prof. John Rist, and other priests and academics (and for which

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Donald R. McClarey

Refuse to Be Political Pawns

  Efforts to turn a vigil for hero Kendrick Castillo into a gun control rally met with pushback from students:   The tone changed during the second vigil at Highlands Ranch High School, as STEM School Highlands Ranch students burst

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable For Framing: T.Shaw

  There’s something seriously wrong with your “civilization” when human pond scum, like PA Rep. Sims, are your heroes, and 13 year-old girls and Rosary-praying old women are your enemies. T.Shaw     Thanks Bully Sims for rousing a sleeping

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Donald R. McClarey

Guide Book

  Leftists apparently thought that The Lives of Others (2006), a movie about repression in East Germany, was a how to guide:   The system vastly improved the quality of the judiciary in the county.  And it was no small

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Donald R. McClarey

Sister Mary Aquinas Would Have Beaten Him to a Pulp

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: HARRISBURG, PA—Pennsylvania’s favorite pro-abortion legislator, Brian Sims, wanted to show he was tough. While most guys would join a local MMA club or luchador circuit, Sims isn’t most guys. He had

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Brynoth

(No image of the Saint could be found online.)   ST. SIGFRID, apostle of Sweden, consecrated St. Unno, an Englishman, first bishop of Scara, in the province of West-Gothland, in Sweden. Brynoth, son of Algoth Fulcong, was from him the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Required Reading

Two passages of the Catechism that seem more relevant with each passing day:   675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her

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Donald R. McClarey

May God Make the Vatican Great Again

        Hands down for me the best film portrayal of  a pope is Rex Harrison of Julius II in The Agony and the Ecstacy.   A sympathetic portrayal of the soldier pope, Harrison portrays him as strong, cunning,

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Donald R. McClarey

May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe

It was a nation and race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. Winston Churchill     Churchill in Parliament did not forget to Whom

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Donald R. McClarey

Predictable

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts advises us that Mark Shea is disturbed by Brian Sims:   Apparently many have rightly condemned his cowardly and spineless browbeating of an elderly woman. Sims, for his part, at least makes clear his utter

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Donald R. McClarey

Burial of a Hero

Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate: “To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples

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Donald R. McClarey

He God

Always call God by His preferred pronoun.  A nice video, but Dennis Prager is a Jew and of course for Christians there is another dimension.  Jesus, the Second Person in the Trinity, is male.  Jesus called the First Person of

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Donald R. McClarey

Brian Sims: The Face of the Party of Death

  Tucker Carlson reminds us that Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania State Representative, is not just a cowardly bully who enjoys insulting women who disagree with him that abortion is a sacred rite, and who damns them for sharing his skin

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Peter of Tarentaise

HE was a native of Dauphiné. A strong inclination to learning, assisted by a good genius and a happy memory, carried him very successfully through his studies. At twenty years of age he took the Cistercian habit at Bonnevaux, a

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: When You Have Lost the Swiss Guards

Deserting a sinking ship? Rome – For at least the past six centuries, there’s always been a spirit of “We Few, We Proud,” about the Swiss Guards, the small but elite military force, with their signature multi-colored uniforms and timeless

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Ben Butera

Beware the Proof Police

I recently joined the RCIA team at our local parish. Each Sunday we meet with the candidates and catechumens to discuss a specific topic on The Faith and review the Sunday readings. The Gospel after Easter was about doubting Thomas

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Heroic Pro-Abort

  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts points us to a “heroic” pro-abort bully: Pennsylvania lawmaker Brian Sims demonstrates how to berate an elderly woman while also condemning her for her white skin and failure to conform to liberal absolutes. It’s

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Donald R. McClarey

May 7, 1864: Grant Wins the War

    Grant has come East to take up his last command And the grand command of the armies.                                     It is five years Since he sat, with a glass, by the stove in a country store, A stumpy, mute

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Donald R. McClarey

Get Off My Socialist Lawn!

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—The Bernie Sanders campaign confirmed Monday it is trying to reach younger Americans with an aggressive telegraph campaign. Sanders announced he will personally send telegrams to young potential voters, saying “that’s

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Rose Venerini

I find myself so bound to the divine will that neither death nor life is important: I want to live as He wishes and I want to serve Him as He likes, and nothing more.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Siege

Sandro Magister reminds us that Christianity is under attack in both the East and the West: On the Sunday and Monday of Easter, in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis did all he could – in the name of dialogue with

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno

Although I am in the midst of such a torrent of things to do, I am never without the union with my Good.

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Donald R. McClarey

May 6, 1863: What Will the Country Say!

One hundred and fifty-six years ago Robert E. Lee had inflicted on the Union its most stunning defeat of the War, and brought the Union to its lowest point in that conflict. Lee had won an incredible victory against an

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: End Times?

The Pope may or may not be technically a heretic, that is a subject for debate, but he is certainly giving plenty of fodder for those who view him as an anti-Christ: Pope Francis made a strong new push for

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump and Social Justice

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—Democratic candidates have promised relief to Americans who are tired of working because of all the jobs that are available now. “I’m here to promise you two things: rest

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Donald R. McClarey

Avengers: Endgame

  My family and I went to see Avengers: Endgame and I enjoyed it immensely.  I will not do a formal review of it, since I think it would be impossible for me to do so without sounding like Comic

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Donald R. McClarey

Thought Experiment

  Father Fessio,SJ of Ignatius Press has proposed this thought experiment.  Let us say that Pope Francis were to get married and announce that the Muslims were correct all along, and there is no God but Allah.  Would he cease

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hilary of Arles

On one side, I saw the Lord calling me; on the other the world offering me its seducing charms and pleasures. How often did I embrace and reject, willed and not willed the same thing! But in the end Jesus

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Donald R. McClarey

The Pope is Against War Unless—

Oakes Spalding at Mahound’s Paradise notes that the Pope has an exception to his ludicrous belief that wars are caused by greedy arms merchants:   A year before he became Pope, at a Mass in Buenos Aires for the 30th

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Payne

If it please the Queen and her Council that I shall die, I refer my cause to God.    Saint John Payne  

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