Donald R. McClarey

February 11, 1812: Alexander Stephens is Born

    Sometimes it is contended that the Civil War was not fought because of slavery.  That is a completely erroneous view.  The secession statements made by the Confederate states as they left the Union made clear that the defense

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Manifesto

Sandro Magister has some interesting comments on the Manifesto issued yesterday by Gerhard Cardinal Muller:   If there is a forerunner of this “Manifesto of faith” from Cardinal Gerhard Müller. released today all over the world, it is the “Credo

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Donald R. McClarey

The USCCB Never Fails to Disappoint

  The USCCB, in its furious virtue signaling, noted above, omitted to mention the following:   Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall:   “For 20 years, Domineque Ray has successfully eluded execution for the barbaric murder of a 15-year-old Selma girl.

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Manifesto of Faith

Hoo boy.  The feathers are hitting the fan in the Church.  (You know it is something big when PopeWatch has a Sunday post!)  Gerhard Cardinal Mueller has just issued the following, that is directly aimed at the misgovernment of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Scholastica

In choosing the Lenten books, I try to offer a remedy for the sick soul, a comfort for the weary, a joy for the downhearted, a light for the path of the one who seems to have lost her way.

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Donald R. McClarey

The Pizza Ten Commandments

  Today is National Pizza Day.  Time to recall the Ten Pizza Commandments:     I am thy Pepperoni, which hath brought thee out of the land of hunger, out of the house of fasting.  Thou shalt have no other

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Clutter

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: Telling reporters that he brought in famed organizing consultant Marie Kondo to help consolidate and clean up the Vatican, Pope Francis Thursday said that he

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Donald R. McClarey

A Man For All Seasons

More is a man of an angel’s wit and singular learning. I know not his fellow. For where is the man of that gentleness, lowliness and affability? And, as time requireth, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes, and sometime

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Guy McClung

Family? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Families!

Family Envy: Democrat & Totalitarian Power Lust The life, force, energy and grace of a good family is awful in the true sense of “full-of-awe.” This good of family is not simply the good of the family as a unit.

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Donald R. McClarey

Of Green New Deals and Unicorns

  The Green New Deal has been unrolled by the Democrats and it is just as crazy as one might imagine.  A FAQ that accompanied it, since vanishing as it was widely ridiculed, has this stunning proposal:  Economic security for

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Francis the Hard Case

Father Hunwicke unleashes Cardinal Newman on Pope Francis:   I am rather interested in what other Moslem scholars might have to say about this. Some of them are quite sound chaps when it comes to the errors of Relativism. Fr

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Donald R. McClarey

You Knew This Was Coming

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Elizabeth Warren is embroiled in controversy once again, this time after she admitted to wearing racially offensive “paleface” at a costume party back in her college days.

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Donald R. McClarey

Argument and the Left

“How many people here believe that the earth is increasingly polluted and that our natural resources are being exhausted?” Naturally, every hand shot up. Julian Simon said, “Is there any evidence that could dissuade you?” Nothing. Again: “Is there any

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Pope Pius IX

“Certainly, the boat (the Church) is secure from shipwreck; but that will not prevent those who are in the boat from getting a good mouthful if they do not look out for themselves and if Providence does not come to

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Spirit of Vatican II

From the Pope’s flight interview back from his trip to the UAE:   Pope Francis: But not only the Muslims… they accuse me of allowing myself to be used by everyone, even by journalists, it is part of the job.

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Donald R. McClarey

Virginia Is For Crazies

  And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword, Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord! Lord Byron   The line of succession in Virginia is Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Democrat Governor Ralph

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Donald R. McClarey

Second Trump State of the Union Address

Three decades ago the greatest President of my lifetime, Ronald Wilson Reagan left office.  I used to watch his State of the Union addresses with rapt attention, appreciating both his matchless oratory and his substance.  I never thought I would

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Paul Miki

The only reason for my being killed, is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die. I believe that I am telling the truth before I die. I know

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Heresy

Father Z does his best to clear Pope Francis from the charge of heresy:   I have recently paid as little attention as allowable to most of what is coming from the pens of Rome.  However, this needs some attention.

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Donald R. McClarey

State of the Union: 2019

President Trump will be giving his second State of the Union Address tonight, and it should make for good television, especially due to some of the crazies elected to the House in the Democrat wave last year.  Trump will be

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism: The God That Always Fails

  A former  Sandinista supporter, Clifton Ross, loses faith in socialism as a result of seeing close up its failure in Venezuela:   I’d visited Cuba twice—in 1994 and again in 2010—and now, with my experience of Venezuela, I felt

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Donald R. McClarey

Bringing a Sword

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   PHOENIX, AZ—Private Christian school Grand Canyon University has disinvited Jesus Christ from its campus in order to preserve the school’s mission of unity after uncovering controversial comments made by the

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Bomfog

Pope Francis has signed an interesting, yes that is the term, document with The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayyeb.  Oakes Spalding at Mahound’s Paradise does the honors:   The Vatican just issued a “Document” to mark the current “Apostolic

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Donald R. McClarey

Northam is Color Blind When It Comes to Infanticide

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   RICHMOND, VA—Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is fighting calls for his resignation over his past wearing of blackface. He assures the public that he is not a racist and

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Donald R. McClarey

They Aren’t Kidding Around

  The attorney for Nick Sandmann, L. Lin Wood has released the above video detailing what happened.   He and lawyers for the other Covington students have sent preservation of evidence letters, the first step in litigation, to the following:

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Donald R. McClarey

Northam Death Watch

The ring is tightening around Northam:   Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., met with key staff members for an unscheduled staff meeting on Sunday before the Super Bowl and is apparently considering his next move after a photo emerged showing a man

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