Donald R. McClarey

The New Bigots

  My favorite living historian, Victor Davis Hanson, explains how bigotry has found a home on the Left:   The stereotyped hatreds were battled by the melting-pot forces of assimilation, integration and intermarriage. Civil rights legislation and broad education programs

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Donald R. McClarey

Democrat Congresswoman Calls Out Anti-Catholic Bigotry In Her Party

    Wow!  Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) calls out the attacks of Senator  Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-California on the Knights of Columbus:   While I oppose the nomination of Brian Buescher to the U.S. District Court

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Donald R. McClarey

The Problem With Scotland

– A Catholic priest and several parishioners were “subjected to vile abuse” on Saturday, as a march by a Protestant group went by a Catholic Church in Glasgow, Scotland. Father Tom White was greeting people after the Saturday vigil Mass

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Donald R. McClarey

Ten Years of TAC: 800 Dead Kids, Irish Catholic Bashing and the Truth

(The American Catholic will observe its tenth anniversary in October.  We will be reposting some classic TAC posts of the past.  This post is from June 9, 2014)   Catholic bashing has become the national sport of Ireland.  Blaming the

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Donald R. McClarey

Anti-Catholic Bigotry Alive and Well in DC

Just in time for Christmas:   The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority threw down the hammer on the Catholic Church last month when it rejected a rather benign Christmas ad for the Church’s website FindThePerfectGift.org. The Church turned around and

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Donald R. McClarey

Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been, a Believing Catholic?

The abortion uber alles cult that now masquerades as the Democrat party was on full display recently, as Scott Johnson of Powerline relates :   Article VI of the Constitution prohibits a religious test for public office. So what was

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Rank Anti-Catholic Bigotry

A Catholic family is encountering anti-Catholic bigotry by a local government and as far as I know, none of our Bishops are saying bupkis about it:   A Catholic organic farmer is suing the city of East Lansing for booting

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Hilarious: The New York Times Attacks Bannon for Being Too Catholic

Oh this is just too funny.  The New York Times on December 30, ran a story on Trump’s advisor Stephen K. Bannon, in which they attack him for being, gasp, a conservative Catholic: A week after Stephen K. Bannon helped engineer the

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Religious Freedom: The First Freedom

    As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government.  I hope ever to see

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The Left Begins to Notice That the Catholic Vote is Slipping Away

    Over at Salon Patricia Miller sounds the alarm bell for her fellow leftists that the Catholic vote is taking a walk:   There’s no “Catholic vote” in terms of Catholics representing an electoral bloc that votes according to

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Franky Schaeffer: The Catholics Are Coming! The Catholics Are Coming!

    You can always tell when the left loses a big one in this country because the more loosely wired of their cadre unleash the most amusing rants.  In the wake of  the Hobby Lobby decision, Franky Schaeffer knows who

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Associated Press: Remember That Story About Nuns Stuffing Kids’ Bodies in a Septic Tank? Never Mind.

  Remember the cock and bull story about the bodies of kids being stuffed into a septic tank by nuns who ran a home for unwed mothers in Tuam, Ireland?  If you do, the Associated Press really wishes you would

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800 Dead Kids, Irish Catholic Bashing and the Truth

    Catholic bashing has become the national sport of Ireland.  Blaming the Brits for every ill that has ever afflicted Ireland has become passé, and in the former land of saints and scholars the Church is the whipping boy

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Andrew Cuomo, Father Barron and Alexis de Tocqueville

Hattip to cartoonist Michael Ramirez for his brilliant Statue of Bigotry cartoon.  A guest post by commenter John By Any Other Name:     Father Robert Barron, who no one could credibly call a firebrand, had a post at National Review

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Those Christers Had It Coming

    Now that Dale Price is back to blogging at Dyspeptic Mutterings, he makes my job so much easier.  I was going to comment on The National Catholic Reporter’s new found respect for the Taliban in the wake of the

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Bishop Paprocki on Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report.  Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Springfield diocese in Illinois speaks out on something which should be obvious to all faithful Catholics:  the growing power in our society of bigots who hate Catholicism:  

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Lincoln and the Jesuits!

  I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to

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Fear of the Cross

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: Saint Paul:  1 Corinthians 1:23 The current administration has certainly emboldened bigots.  Case in point: Audrey Jarvis, 19, a liberal arts major at the

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Jimmy Carter, Ex-President and Anti-Catholic Bigot, Attacks Pope John Paul II

(In light of Carter’s latest tirade against the Catholic Church, I thought TAC readers would like to see this post from March of last year.)   Bad enough that James Earl Carter, Jr. is the worst president this country has

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The Left’s Astroturf War Against the Catholic Church

Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have designated him Defender of the Faith, has a barnburner of a column over at his blog Midwest Conservative Journal:   Gay conservative

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The Anti-Catholic Party

Cardinal Dolan yesterday released this statement regarding Obama’s announcement that he had “evolved” and now, as he did in 1996 when first asked about it, supports gay marriage:   May 9, 2012 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference

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Surprise: Anti-Catholic Bigot Heads Pro-Abort Organization

Anti-Catholic bigot, homosexual activist and Episcopalian minister Harry Knox is back in the news.  Long time readers of this blog will recall that President Obama appointed Knox to his Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships back in 2009.  Go

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The Courage of the New York Times

  Recently the New York Times ran a Catholic bashing ad calling for Liberal Catholics to desert the Faith.  The ad was sponsored by the virulently anti-Catholic atheist group Freedom From Religion.  Go here to read a superb evisceration of

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Gerry Connolly: Former Seminarian-Democrat Congressman-Anti-Catholic Bigot

Hattip to Chris Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal.  Johnson is a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have named him Defender of the Faith.  Gerry Connolly, (D.VA.), graduated from Maryknoll Preparatory Seminary in

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59% of Catholics Disapprove of Obama’s Job Performance

      Interesting numbers from Rasmussen: Catholics strongly disapprove of the job President Obama is doing as the debate continues over his administration’s new policy forcing Catholic institutions to pay for contraception they morally oppose. While the president’s overall

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Bigot Mail

  At The American Catholic we get almost daily comments submitted by anti-Catholic bigots.  We routinely place them in our trash file as unworthy of the effort to respond to.  However, I thought that our readers might be amused to see

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This is Still America, Isn’t It?

  In my mispent youth I wore Army green for a few years.  My main contribution to the nation’s defense was when I was discharged, but I have always retained a fondness for the Army.  Therefore I have very strong feelings

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Bishop Jenky, Saint Michael and the Obama Administration

My Bishop, Daniel Jenky, in reaction to the Obama administration’s attempt to restrict Catholic religious freedom through its contraceptive regulations, has called for the addition of the Saint Michael Prayer in the intercessory petitions at Mass.  The intention of the

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Gingrich Assails Elites Over Anti-Religious Bigotry

The South Carolina victory speech of Newt Gingrich last night.  Most such primary victory speeches are fairly forgettable efforts and the Gingrich speech was largely no exception except at one point in the speech.  Go to 12: 30 on the video, and

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Newt Gingrich Attacks Fashionable Anti-Catholic Bigotry

I assume that only hard core political junkies like me watched the New Hampshire Republican presidential debate last night which is a shame.  All of the candidates acquitted themselves well, including Ron Paul who came across as avuncular Uncle Ron, instead

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Coulter Shreds Any Remaining Credibility

I’ve never much cared for Ann Coulter, but her column today shreds whatever remaining credibility she had.  Her attacks on Santorum in particular reek of anti-Catholicism.  Thankfully Jay Anderson has fisked her so that I don’t have to (Jay’s comments

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Archbishop Wenski Reminds Pro-Obama Catholics of What Chumps They Are

Archbishop Thomas Wenski points out that pro-Obama Catholics were played as chumps by President Obama in an essay which appeared on December 2 in the Miami Herald.  Here is his essay interspersed with my comments: In May 2009, President Obama gave

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Lying Worthless Political Hack Hates Catholic Conscience

    It will come as little surprise to faithful readers of this blog, but the Lying Worthless Political Hack, as I affectionately refer to ex-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D. San Francisco), took  the opportunity during an interview

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