Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross A.D. 629. THE MIRACULOUS appearance of the cross to Constantine, 1 and the discovery of that sacred wood by St. Helen, 2 gave the first occasion to this festival, which was celebrated under the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Coincidence

News that PopeWatch missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: PARIS—Well, seems there was a bit of bad luck in the Notre Dame fire last week. While most of the relics and artwork were saved, one thing didn’t survive: all the

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Donald R. McClarey

Adagio For Strings Tribute to the Victims of 9-11

  Something for the weekend. Samuel Barber’s Adagio For Strings tribute to the victims of 9-11.  Never forget.

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Guy McClung

Joyful Fruitful Schismatics & Whatever Going To Heaven

Moral Principle or Not Ostensibly, Jorge Bergoglio’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia proclaims  moral principles. Again and again Jorge uses the word ‘must’ regarding what he dictates as new moral law. That’s the thing about moral principles. Either they take a yes/no

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Donald R. McClarey

John W. Campbell Was Not a Fascist

God, too, is called The Great Judge— and Democracy has a much kindlier concept; that no one should judge his fellows. This business of a Great Judge who sits in unarguable judgment, as Judge, Jury, and Prosecuting Attorney— complete with

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Donald R. McClarey

Yeah, But When Is Bill Going to Recreate the Juanita Broaddrick Rape?

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   VENICE—A thought-provoking new art exhibit in Venice, Italy yesterday showed Elizabeth Warren sitting at a desk reading her DNA test results for over an hour. Warren sat at the desk

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Chrysostom

Again Herodias raves; again she is troubled; she dances again; and again desires to receive John’s head in a charger. Said by Saint John Chrysostom in reference to Empress Aelia Eudoxia.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Schism

Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture nails it in regard to the Pope and schism: “I am not afraid of schisms,” Pope Francis told reporters during his latest airplane press conference. Well, I am. And I’m afraid of any Roman Pontiff

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Donald R. McClarey

Best Comic Book Salute to the Heroes of 9-11

Hattip to Dale Price.

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Donald R. McClarey

Seminar Callers

Seminar caller: A seminar caller is a caller engaged in astroturfing; said caller usually relies on deceiving call screeners to get through to Limbaugh and other hosts. Rush used to say during the Clinton years that there was an organized

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Eanswide

ST. ETHELBERT, the first Christian king among the English, was succeeded in the kingdom of Kent by his son Eadbald, who, though he was at first an impious and idolatrous prince, became afterwards a zealous Christian, and a fervent penitent,

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Donald R. McClarey

Bellwether, What Bellwether?

    There were two special elections for Congress on Tuesday, both in North Carolina and which were both won by the GOP.  In North Carolina 3 the Republican crushed the Democrat as was expected.  The Democrats and the news

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: They Want a Schism

Father Z has an incisive post:   Sometimes I have to triage my time.  For example, I can do some reading about “chaos theory” or “fundamental force concepts”. On the other hand, I can read the transcript of a papal presser

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Donald R. McClarey

Toxic Masculinity

To be a normal woman you need normal men around you. Livia, I, Claudius   News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—As society becomes increasingly dominated by nerds, hipsters, and computer programmers, people have fixated on

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Donald R. McClarey

The Justice of God

Told by Donald R. McClarey at a meeting of the Dwight Rotary Club on September 12, 2001.   A thousand years ago a Caliph ruled an Eastern kingdom.  He was highly intelligent, unremittingly cruel and a man who raised evil

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Donald R. McClarey

Remember

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Donald R. McClarey

Dies Irae

DIES IRAE Day of wrath, day that will dissolve the world into burning coals, as David bore witness with the Sibyl. How great a tremor is to be, when the judge is to come briskly shattering every (grave). A trumpet

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Donald R. McClarey

Unforgettable United Flight 93

  When they got up that morning eighteen years ago the very last thing that the 33 passengers and the seven crew of United Flight 93 expected was to be engaged in a life and death struggle to retake an

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Gabriel Perboyre

Are you a Christian priest? Yes, I am a priest and I preach this religion. Do you wish to renounce your faith? No, I will never renounce the faith of Christ. Questions asked during the trial of Saint John Gabriel

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Schism

        Pope Francis doubles down on those darn Americans:   BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Tuesday he prayed that dissent from American Catholic conservatives would not lead to a schism in the

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Donald R. McClarey

Cannibalism: The Second to the Last Environmental Frontier

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Francis de Morales

I ask but one thing from God, and that is that I may not depart hence except to die for His Name. Saint Francis de Morales, written by him while in prison in Japan.  He was burned to death in

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Donald R. McClarey

“Saint” Pete Explains It All

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Mayor Pete Buttigieg has come under fire after claiming that life only begins when you register as a Democrat. “Many conservative ‘Christians’ have bought into this lie that life

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Leonardo Boff

Good Lifesite News article on the longstanding ties between the Pope and the godfather of liberation theology Leonardo Boff:   A 47 year-old photograph has surfaced showing the man who would become Pope Francis standing in a small group of

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Donald R. McClarey

Bohemian Misery

  Hattip to Instapundit. What is the Internet for except to argue with complete strangers and watch cat videos?  

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Sam Houston

  I humble myself before God, and there the list ends. Sam Houston

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Donald R. McClarey

Kangaroo Judgment

Professor John Finis takes apart the decision of the appeals court affirming the verdict against Cardinal Pell:   The shortest of all routes to discovering that the Judgment has gone catastrophically wrong is to read paras. 139 to 143 and

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Donald R. McClarey

Opening Statement

“The truth is this is all a craven attempt to demonize and purge voices form the church who dare to question the radical changes that are under way and the brutal tactics used to enact them.” Raymond Arroyo, September 5,

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Donald R. McClarey

The Future Belongs to Those Who Show Up For It

Joel Kotkin has seen a simple truth that eludes most commentators:     In contrast, the more religious, more family-oriented population, living mostly in the suburbs and smaller cities, will reproduce themselves. Kaufmann explains in his important book Shall the Religious

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Pierre Bonhomme

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Meanwhile Back in Argentina

George Neumayr continues his look at the Pope’s Argentine roots: On Monday, I visited that grave at Santa Cruz church. It was an illuminating visit. The pope’s communist mentor is pictured throughout the church and is given pride of place

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Donald R. McClarey

Thumbs Up From President Hump

It is nice of Biden to be cutting campaign commercials for Trump, in the increasingly unlikely event that the Democrats nominate the increasingly dazed and confused scrappy kid from Scranton.

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Donald R. McClarey

Be Prepared

  This is incredibly difficult for me to do but I feel that it’s necessary to come forward and expose the type of person that Trump will select for the Supreme Court of the great country. I was raped by

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