Donald R. McClarey

May 24, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Minnesota Governor Caves

On Saturday, Gov. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) announced that churches and other houses of worship would finally be allowed to host services with more than ten people. His announcement came after Catholic and Lutheran churches warned the governor that they would

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Donald R. McClarey

Nothing to Sniff About

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a recent interview with a female representative of the segment of the human species identifying as female, Biden made a strong case for why all women everywhere

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint William of Rochester

Murdered by his adopted son in 1201 he is, improbably, a patron saint of adopted children.  Miracles occurred at his grave, and the shrine in which he was buried at Rochester Cathedral became a popular pilgrimage site throughout the Middle

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Now We Are Really In Trouble

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Known by many in Asia as the “buzzing angel of death,” the Gun-Toting, Covid-19 Infected Murder Hornet has officially made its way into the

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Donald R. McClarey

Eternal Father

Something for the weekend.  Eternal Father (1861) seems very appropriate for a Memorial Day weekend, as we remember those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we cherish.  Written in 1860 as a poem by William Whiting in England,

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Donald R. McClarey

May 23, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Churches Are Essential

The President has proclaimed that churches are essential:   “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right,” Trump said from the White House podium.

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Donald R. McClarey

Top Ten Civil War Movies For Memorial Day

    Any understanding of this nation has to be based, and I mean really based, on an understanding of the Civil War. I believe that firmly. It defined us. The Revolution did what it did. Our involvement in European

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Julia of Carthage

“My liberty is the service of Christ, whom I serve every day with a pure mind. As for that error of yours, I not only do not venerate it, I detest it.” Saint Julia’s response to a Roman Tribune, prior

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Donald R. McClarey

May 22, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Meanwhile, Back in Italy

Thank heavens the secular authorities Italy haven’t required that Catholics paint their bottoms blue, because virus.  If they did, PopeWatch suspects the gang at the Vatican would go along with it: But the sight of priests distributing Holy Communion wearing

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Donald R. McClarey

Letter to the Governor

Honorable Tim Walz Governor State of Minnesota 130 State Capilol 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155 Dear Govemor Walz, Earlier this afternoon, the Catholic Bishops of Minnesota announced that they would resume public masses

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Donald R. McClarey

Why the Ascension?

  The Catechism of the Council of Trent explains why Christ ascended into Heaven:     First of all, He ascended because the glorious kingdom of the highest heavens, not the obscure abode of this earth, presented a suitable dwelling

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Atilano Cruz Alvarado

Atilano Cruz Alvarado was born in Teocaltiche on October 5, 1901. He worked as a ranch hand for his family until the parents decided to send him to Teocaltiche to learn to read and write. There he discovered his vocation

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Laudato Si Week

The Pope has designated this as Laudato Si week to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Encyclical.  In this spirit, PopeWatch tenders the translation and conclusions PopeWatch made five years ago: 1.  The Pope really, really hates markets.  Time and

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Donald R. McClarey

Free State v. Police State

  One of the more frightening aspects of the current virus debacle is how quickly free states around the globe have been transformed into police states.  I would prefer ten plagues to this.  I hold to the old faith in

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Donald R. McClarey

May 21, 2020: US Death Toll

Just to keep track of the nonsense that has wrecked our economy and generally made our politicians run around as if their fool heads were on fire, each day I publish the corona virus total death toll in the US

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Donald R. McClarey

Warren G. Harding and His Boss

  A self-made successful newspaper owner from Marion, Ohio, affable, handsome Warren Harding had always been interested in politics.  Born in 1865 into a family noted for their abolitionism, and rumored to have black ancestry, although recent DNA testing in

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Donald R. McClarey

Granny Killers

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: ATLANTA, GA—CNN has praised Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “brilliant” nursing home strategy as it ended in the deaths of thousands of senior citizens, who skew conservative and Republican. The station’s hosts

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Donald R. McClarey

True

And the Land of Lincoln Rebellion is having results: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker decided treating the state’s struggling small business owners like criminals during the COVID-19 pandemic was not the best policy. Pritzker’s office on May 20 withdrew his controversial

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Donald R. McClarey

Lincoln Weeps

What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army. These are not our reliance

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Donald R. McClarey

We are not storm troopers. We are peacekeepers.

The Land of Lincoln Rebellion grows.  From the Sheriff of DuPage County, with almost a million people the second largest of the 102 Illinois counties: As sheriff, I feel that my own First Amendment constitutional right to free speech has

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Donald R. McClarey

Mercenary?

Well Norma McCorvey, the Roe in Roe v. Wade, is in the news three years after her death, with a documentary stating that prior to her death in 2017 she admitted that her turning against abortion was simply a matter

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Donald R. McClarey

Bravo!

Laura Klassen is a treasure.      

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