Donald R. McClarey

Theoden King

  Hattip to Dale Price. Theoden is my favorite character in the trilogy.  A King who doubts he is worthy of his sires, he makes himself into the heroic and wise leader his people desperately need in a terrible time

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Donald R. McClarey

Heroes

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Trump has awarded galactic hero Chewbacca his long-awaited Medal of Bravery for his performance in the Battle of Yavin. The Wookiee had been snubbed by other presidents, who

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Donald R. McClarey

Lincoln’s Dream

Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, made this notation in his diary regarding the cabinet meeting that occurred at noon on the day of  the assassination of Lincoln:  “Congratulations were interchanged, and earnest inquiry was made whether any information had been

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Wolfgang

According to legend Saint Wolfgang tricked the Devil into helping him build the first church on lake Albersee in Austria.  The Saint promised the Devil the soul of the first pilgrim to cross the threshold of the Church.  The Devil

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Donald R. McClarey

Shocked! “Whistleblower” is a Democrat Activist

    Hopefully I will be more shocked by the Halloween costumes I see today:   A new report from RealClearInvestigations reveals that the anti-Trump “whistleblower” who prompted the current impeachment proceedings against President Trump is a registered Democrat who

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Praying for a Miracle

All PopeWatch can say to this column by Monsignor Pope is ditto:   I, like many of you, feel overwhelmed by the events of the past month in Rome. Many an evening, late into the night, I have come before

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Donald R. McClarey

Happy Halloween!

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Donald R. McClarey

Bee Helps the Media

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee.  The Bee, always eager to help the dullards of the Fourth Estate, has published the above style guide.  Go here to read about it.

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Donald R. McClarey

Technical Difficulties

The blog was down yesterday much of the day.  Our tech support elves are doing battle with the forces of technical difficulties.  Thanks for your patience.  O’ Saint Vidicon of Cathode lend us your aid!

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Donald R. McClarey

And People Don’t Poop on the Streets

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—New billboards have been popping up in California with the slogan “Move to Texas: We have electricity!” Many see this as a play to lure jobs away from California, as

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

HONOUR is flashed off exploit, so we say; And those strokes once that gashed flesh or galled shield Should tongue that time now, trumpet now that field, And, on the fighter, forge his glorious day. On Christ they do and

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Lord Hates a Coward

  Italian journalist Vittorio Messori nails the number one problem in the Church today: rampant cowardice among the clergy:   “The conformism to which you refer indeed exists. But it is palpable even within the Church. It is disconcerting that

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Donald R. McClarey

Lieutenant Tragg

Recently my bride and I have been watching season one, first aired in 1956, of the Perry Mason television series.  It has been decades since I last watched the show, although I watched it endlessly growing up in the Sixties,

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Donald R. McClarey

Bravo Father!

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied Holy Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina on Sunday morning because of his views on abortion, a priest said in a statement.  The Rev. Robert Morey said Monday that the 2020

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Douai Martyrs

One hundred and fifty-eight priests trained at the Douai Seminary in France were judicially murdered by the English Crown between 1577 and 1680.  These were all Englishmen who loved their land and their people enough to lose their lives in

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Donald R. McClarey

Best Trump Tweet Ever

  Not generally a fan of Trump Tweets, but this one is a keeper.  Dogs are held in low esteem in the Islamic world, so this rubs salt in the wound.  Good.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Contra Idolatry

Let’s take the wayback machine all the way back in history to August 1, 2018:   Pope Francis reflected on the first Commandment in his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, saying idolatry is a very real and current temptation.

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Donald R. McClarey

I Agree With Don Surber

Surber explains why The Babylon Bee is the most important conservative site: On January 22, 2016, National Review published its suicidal Never Trump issue, ending 61 years as a conservative institution. It had a good run. But conservatives were left

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Donald R. McClarey

Never Forget the Hungarian Revolt

I stand for God, for the Church and for Hungary. This responsibility has been imposed upon me by the fate of the nation which stands alone, an orphan in the whole world. Compared with the sufferings of my people, my

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Donald R. McClarey

Culturally Sensitive

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—In order to ensure all headlines about Islamic terrorism are culturally sensitive and do not offend any brave freedom fighters in the Middle East, The Washington Post has retained an ISIS marketing

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Donald R. McClarey

Hitler is Aghast.

Inevitably Internet Hitler has reacted to the Pachamamas going for a swim in the Tiber.  Go here to see what he has to say.

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Donald R. McClarey

Why Trump: Worst Elite Class Ever

I agree with Colonel Schlichter:   Come on, betters, “wow” us with your mad society-running skillz. We know what America achieved under the old ruling class. It beat the Nazis – the real Nazis, not the fake bugaboo “Nazis” that

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Donald R. McClarey

Biden Privilege

Biden always seeks to inflame racial paranoia for votes.  It comes as news to me that cops don’t pull over whites, as I have been pulled over several times since I began to drive in the early Seventies.  If I

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Donald R. McClarey

What CNN Wishes They Could Say

I trust that the austere religious scholar is currently enjoying the amenities of one of the less fashionable pits in Hell:   Terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who the president said was killed during a special forces raid in Syria,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Jude

Ness: – What is that? Malone: What is that? Ness: Yes, what is it? Malone: God, I’m with a heathen. That is my callbox key. And that is Saint Jude. Stone:  Il Santo Jude. He’s the patron saint of lost

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Demon Dolls

As usual, Father Z puts it succinctly:   Marco Tosatti posted at his place about the Synod and a well-known con-game called “three card monte”. In the course, however, he included this. Oh yeah… gotta get me one o’ these! 

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

Music to Stir the Soul*

*Ignore the first 14 seconds of the video, the intro to Proms. This Sunday afternoon (October 27th) my wife and I attended a local choral group’s performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ works, Serenade to Music, Toward the Unknown Region, and

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Donald R. McClarey

Me

Hattip to Amanda Servello.

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Donald R. McClarey

Austrian Painter Commits Suicide

I assume that is how the powers that be at The Washington Post would have framed the death of Adolph Hitler, considering how they headlined the death of the self proclaimed Caliph of the Isis State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  Ann

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Frumentius

A CERTAIN philosopher named Metrodorus, out of curiosity and a desire of seeing the world, and improving his stock of knowledge, made several voyages, and travelled both into Persia, and into Farther India, which name the ancients gave to Ethiopia.

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Donald R. McClarey

Duck Too?

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   HOLLYWOOD, CA—Times have changed in Hollywood since the early days, and no one is learning that lesson harder than industry veteran Donald Duck. Multiple sources have accused him of walking

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Donald R. McClarey

An Open Letter From Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Lifesite News, go here to read their article, has published an open letter from Bishop Athanasius Schneider:   1. “You shall have no other gods before Me,” says the Lord God, as the first of the commandments (Ex 20:3). Delivered

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Donald R. McClarey

Chill Moses

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