Donald R. McClarey

Fake News

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: LIMA, OH—Dale Miller, a 57-year-old uncle of someone, made an embarrassing mistake on Facebook yesterday. According to sources, Dale shared a CNN article under the mistaken impression that CNN is

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Kieran

March 5 St. Kiaran, or Kenerin, Bishop and Confessor [Called by the Britons, Piran.] AMONG the Irish saints who were somewhat older than Saint Patrick, the first and most celebrated is Saint Kiaran, whom the Irish style the first-born of

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Vatican-China

Sandro Magister brings us the musings of the head of the Vatican news service on the China deal: Dialogue between the two cardinals on the Sino-Vatican Agreement is urgently needed by Bernardo Cervellera It is with great pain that I

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Donald R. McClarey

March 4, 1865: The Greatest Inaugural Address

  Hands down the most moving  inaugural address in American history is the second inaugural address given by President Lincoln, little over a month before his death.  It is short, to the point and powerful.  It is also the most important

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Donald R. McClarey

Say It Ain’t So Bernie!

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: SAINT PAUL, MN—This year’s Democratic primary campaign has been filled with gaffes by the candidates, but Monday may have brought the worst one of all, as Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders tried

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Casimir of Poland

March 4 St. Casimir, Prince of Poland From his life compiled by Zachary Ferrier, legate of Leo X., in Poland, thirty-six years after his death; and an authentic relation of his miracles, with many circumstances of his life, by Gregory

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pius XII

PopeWatch applauds the decision of the Pope to  open to scholars the Vatican Archives as to the reign of Pope Pius XII: “The shocking revelations that many media think they will find on those now accessible shelves will not emerge,”

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Donald R. McClarey

Super Tuesday Open Thread

The Democrat establishment is rallying around the possibly senile Joe Biden in an effort to deprive Bernie Sanders of the nomination.  Other than this one on one contest, the only interest will be how little Michael Bloomberg will get for

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Donald R. McClarey

The Russians Are Here

  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives a guide to the perplexed for people puzzled by how the Left views Russia:   By now it’s almost a statement of Faith that Russia is the greatest threat to our nation.  Russia

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Donald R. McClarey

The Left and Self-Abasement

During the Stalinist terror in the Soviet Union in the thirties of the last century, it was notable that the millions of victims were  often not only physically destroyed.  As part of the process they were usually required to sign

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Donald R. McClarey

The Hope of the Democrat Party

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: HOUSTON, TX—Fresh off his afternoon nap, presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a fiery, high-energy speech in Houston today, claiming to be the only candidate who could beat incumbent Ronald Reagan.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: China

Lifesite News has an open letter from Archbishop Vigano to Cardinal Zen:   Dearest Eminence, This is Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. I have followed deeply — sharing in prayer your suffering

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Donald R. McClarey

The Legality of the Emancipation Proclamation

  A striking scene from the movie Lincoln (2012) in which Lincoln and his Cabinet discuss the legality of the Emancipation Proclamation and the necessity of a Constitutional amendment banning slavery.  This was the way Lincoln’s mind worked.  He was

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Donald R. McClarey

Where the Election Stands

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—Pete Buttigieg has been forced to drop out of the presidential race in the midst of scandalous revelations that he’s actually a white male. Despite the Buttigieg campaign’s best efforts, Democrat

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Angela of the Cross

The nothing keeps silent, the nothing does not want to be, the nothing suffers all. The nothing does not impose itself, the nothing does not command with authority, and finally, the nothing in the creature is practical humility.    

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Catholicism This Ain’t

What does this have to do with Catholicism? Ethical concerns around potential job loss, facial recognition, and bias have been raised surrounding the future impact of artificial intelligence on society. On Friday those concerns were elevated to a “higher authority,” with

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Bob Kurland, Ph.D.

The Sky is NOT Falling, Henny Penny!

“Henny Penny, more commonly known in the United States as Chicken Little and sometimes as Chicken Licken, is a European folk tale with a moral in the form of a cumulative tale about a chicken who believes that the world

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Donald R. McClarey

Rest in Peace Andrew

Andrew Breitbart addressing  pro-life students in February 2012 and explaining to them why he is pro-life.  He died eight year ago today, much too young.  His keen insight for conservatives is that there can be no long lasting success politically

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Donald R. McClarey

Second Penitential Psalm: Psalm 31: Beati Quorum

Beati quorum. The second penitential psalm. [1] To David himself, understanding. Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. [2] Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin, and in whose spirit

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Monan

ST. ADRIAN, bishop of St. Andrew’s, trained up this holy man from his childhood, and when he had ordained him priest, and long employed him in the service of his own church, sent him to preach the gospel in the

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Donald R. McClarey

1752: The Year of the Missing 11 days

“It is pleasant for an old man to be able to go to bed on September 2, and not have to get up until September 14.” Benjamin Franklin celebrating the elimination of 11 days in the switchover in 1752 from

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Oswald

February 29 St. Oswald, Bishop of Worcester and Archbishop of York From his life, written by Eadmer; also from Florence of Worcester, William of Malmesbury, and, above all, the elegant and accurate author of the History of Ramsey, published by

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Coup

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has been deposed in a coup by Reinhard Cardinal Marx, who has assumed the papacy after a hurried conclave as Pope Karl I.  Apparently the Vatican food service was infiltrated by German Leftists,

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Donald R. McClarey

Johnny Yuma Was a Rebel

  Something for the weekend.  Johnny Cash singing The Rebel, the theme song of Johnny Yuma, a Western television series, 1959-1961 and followed the exploits of Johnny Yuma, well played by the doomed Nick Adams, a young Confederate veteran in

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Donald R. McClarey

Communion For Autistic Child

Here is an issue I have some experience with: A New Jersey couple said their 8-year-old son is being denied the chance to receive First Communion by their church because he is autistic. Jimmy LaCugna said in a Facebook post

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Oswald of Worcester

Catholics can celebrate “leap day” as a uniquely Catholic holiday because of a saint — Oswald — and the fact that the idea of a leap year is a Catholic one. The pagan Julian calendar, named after Julius Caesar, began

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Pope Flu

Well, this should inflame the flu hysteria:   Pope Francis has been taken ill and cancelled an event at a Rome basilica as coronavirus locks down towns in northern Italy. The pontiff had earlier prayed for  sufferers on Ash Wednesday,

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Donald R. McClarey

The Socialism Bernie Says He Wants Doesn’t Exist

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: BERLIN—At a special campaign appearance abroad in Berlin, Bernie made waves with an ambitious new campaign promise to rebuild the Berlin Wall. “We are opposed to some aspects of the

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