Donald R. McClarey

Pro-Abort Bigotry

  Catholics who wish to stay out of the abortion battle are fooling themselves:   As the abortion battle rages on across the United States, a church in Delaware County was targeted by vandals who tagged it with abortion rights

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Donald R. McClarey

A Chosen People and A Chosen Hate

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12: 31 As an amateur historian I am always impressed by those things of

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Donald R. McClarey

A Sign of the Times

Rejoice!  The problems of the Church in Ireland are solved!   The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that it’s to divest from fossil fuels. The process begins immediately as the Bishops’ Conference has signed the global Catholic fossil free

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Donald R. McClarey

Trading Christ for Caesar

How many faithful Catholics have been alienated from the Church due to the embrace by some of the clergy of left-wing politics?  Science Fiction author Sarah Hoyt writes on the topic:   The Catholic Church in America appears to be

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Jeremiahs or Jerks  ?

  In the last few weeks some things have happened that have stunned me – and caused me to think and rethink writing about and discussing what I see as a the devastating crisis in Jesus’s Church. A priest was

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The Church Of The Sacred  Brothel & Holy Hell

  In addition to differing with Jorge Bergoglio in thinking that Hell is eternal and men and women really can be condemned forever, St. John Chrysostom’s writings make a stunning, yet apt, comparison between whorehouses and a church that would

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Guy McClung

The Son, The Ordained Priest At The Cross

  Why, hanging on the Cross, did Jesus single out His mother and St. John and say, “Woman, behold your Son” ? Presented here is a theory, a possibility, an opinion that, just before He died on the Cross, when

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Catholic Deplorables

  My friend Jay Anderson comes out temporarily from blogging retirement to note the recent history of Democrats atttempting to control the Catholic Church:   In case you’re wondering, the “middle ages dictatorship” that is the Catholic Church and her Bishops

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The Barque of Peter Sails Through History

There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination as the Roman Catholic Church. The history of that Church joins together the two great ages of human civilisation. No

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Neo-Pacifism and the Catholic Church

One of the many maladies afflicting the Church since Vatican II has been neo-pacifism.  Violence is denounced as if it is the problem rather than a manifestation of conflicts that arise from many different causes.  That is why while Jihadis compile

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April 29, 1865: Johnson Postpones Day of Mourning For Lincoln

    On April 29, 1865, President Johnson in his second Presidential Proclamation postpones the national day of mourning that he proclaimed in his first Proclamation: By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation     Whereas

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If Only All Catholics Thought As Highly of the Church

  In response to President Obama’s ignorant exercise in moral equivalency in invoking the Crusades and the Inquisition, ( as T.Shaw noted fewer people were turned over for execution by the Inquisition, actually Inquisitions, in all of history than die in American abortion

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Pinkos

Father Z and I have similar feelings about what is going on in the Church today:     Some wag out there used his photoshopping skills to Hello-Kitty-ize some heroes of the silver screen. Samples: No… I just don’t have

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Crux with John L. Allen Jr., A New Catholic Website Published by The Boston Globe

John L. Allen Jr.’s name came up during an introductory meeting between the new owner of The Boston Globe, John W. Henry, and the editor of the same daily, Brian McGrory.  It was an auspicious meeting because it was taking

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End of Summer, Feed Is Working Again, and The French Revolution

It’s the unofficial end of Summer and it’s my annual gratuitous post of myself day.  The pic below was taken in mid-July, but I waited to fix the feed to The American Catholic in order celebrate the Summer.  Needless to

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Illegal Immigration and the Church

      I admit to some puzzlement as to why the Church in this country is so stridently in favor of illegal immigration.  The Church in America being in favor of legal immigration I can understand, with so many Catholics

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Converts

      One of the sources of ever renewing strength to Catholicism has ever been our converts.  My bride is an example of this.  A United Methodist when we married, she converted to the Faith after two years.  Her

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Catholic Party?

    Hattip to Dale Price.  An interesting article written by Michael Brendan Dougherty at The Week.  Saint Blog’s is going to be arguing about this one for quite some time: When you add to this the fact that the cultural

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Church of the Zeitgeist

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. William Butler Yeats, Second Coming For any

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Babington Macaulay

Joseph Stalin: How many divisions has the Pope? Pius XII (later, to Winston Churchill) : Tell my son Joseph he will meet my divisions in heaven.     After the events of this week, with the election of the 266th

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The Conclave; A Glimpse Into Heaven

Cardinals speak of feeling as if the weight of the world is on their shoulders. While we watch the awe and majesty of a Conclave to pick the next pontiff, the Princes of the Church speak of it with trepidation, some with

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Both World Wars Were A Catalyst For Religious Growth; What Future Tragedy Will It Take For Another Revival?

Sadly it often takes tragedies for religious faith to grow. It seems an unfortunate part of our fallen nature. We have been hit by a spate of tragedies as of late; in its wake we often see churches full of

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Why We’re Not Going Anywhere

Let me explain, in as clear and precise terms as I can, why social conservatives are not going anywhere, nor should they go anywhere, but should remain right at the heart of the conservative movement and gain acceptance among libertarians

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Why I Wrote The Catholic Tide Continues To Turn

Some six years ago my first book; The Tide is Turning Toward Catholicism came out, which detailed the Good news happening in the Catholic Church.  Since then and especially this year, I am often asked is the tide still turning?

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When the Believers Lose Their Faith In The Religion Of Big Government

President Barack Obama’s debate performances could never equal the expectations of the secular faithful. Many on the far left envisioned an American society where religion was about as important to the populace and politically influential as it is in Sweden.

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Obama Working Willfully To Undermine Hierarchical Catholic Church

A few years ago I would have thought the title of my piece was too extreme- I bought into the charisma of Barack Obama- never publicly supported him- but I thought he was someone who could bridge some of the

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Rick Santorum & the Data Behind the Catholic, Evangelical, Youth & Women’s Vote

The divide between the truth of the election results and the punditry of the mainstream media is seemingly growing every major primary election night. Perhaps none more than the recent Super Tuesday results, especially those of Ohio. How could it possibly

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Weakness and The Truth

“Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil.  For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world

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In The Birth Control Controversy; The Mocking of Conservative Religious Women By Militant Secularists Will Soon Backfire

We have all seen the supposed polls indicating that 99% of Catholic women use birth control. However, has anyone ever bothered to look at who conducted the poll? It was the Guttmacher Institute; the driving force behind abortion and other

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HHS Mandate Hastens The Demise Of Liberal Catholicism & Ensures The Growth of Catholic Orthodoxy

In a bizarre way President Barack Obama, through his Health and Human Services Mandate (HHS) has united religious orthodoxy across the spectrum as never before. In its wake liberal religiosity is going the way of striped pants, bell bottoms and

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The Militant Secular Left Shows Their Cards, Proving That The Tide Continues To Turn Toward Catholicism

The militant secular left thinks they have won a victory with President Barack Obama’s “Accommodation” with regard to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate ordering religious based institutions to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and the morning after abortion pill. Some

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Government Health Care Mandate Awakens The Faithful From Their Slumber

Occasionally the haughty and arrogant become so full of themselves, they are deluded into thinking that by their sheer will and intellect they will convince a sizeable part of the populace to give up their beliefs. The current administration illustrated

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Bringing Tim Tebow & Others To The Fullness of Truth That Is The Catholic Church

A very interesting debate broke out recently following my article on the attacks Denver Quarterback Tim Tebow is coming under from militant liberal secularists concerning his public displays of faith. Catholic writer David L Gray wrote this piece and of course there have

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