Donald R. McClarey

Sorondo and Shea: No Enemies On The Left!

An interesting feature of the Francis pontificate is the attempt by some Catholics to play games of good guys and bad guys, with the good guys on the left and the bad guys on the right.  Dave Griffey at Daffey

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Donald R. McClarey

Fearsome to the Enemies of Truth

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts recalls the SJW trolls who swarmed over his blog, alarmed at this conservative intruder into their happy hunting ground, when it was at Patheos:       This time, a post-battle review.  He nails Ms.

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Donald R. McClarey

Catholic Useful Idiots of the Pro-aborts

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts takes a look at Lefty Catholics who are useful idiots, or worse, for the pro-aborts: Another Catholic attack on the March for Life   Over at Steel Magnificat, a liberal feminist Catholic blog at Patheos,

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Donald R. McClarey

Patriotism, Mark Shea and Ezra Klein

Then none was for a party— Then all were for the state; Then the great man helped the poor, And the poor man loved the great; Then lands were fairly portioned! Then spoils were fairly sold: The Romans were like

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Donald R. McClarey

Keep Christ in Christmas

So said Pope Francis:   “In our times, especially in Europe, we’re seeing a ‘distortion’ of Christmas,” the pope said in his final General Audience of 2017. “In the name of a false respect for non-Christians, which often hides a

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Donald R. McClarey

No Truce With Kings

The history of the Catholic Church is dominated by the struggle of the Faith against competing faiths.  Currently the Church is engaged in a struggle with a relatively new religion that has managed to infect the highest reaches of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Mark Shea and the Christianists

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts takes a look at Mark Shea’s response to the sexual harassment avalanche:   Off the rails lunacy   Over at Catholic and Enjoying It.  Like many, Mark jumped on the Roy Moore accusations, not just

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Donald R. McClarey

Lies, Mark Shea and Cardinal Newman

      Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts joins Mark Shea’s noble anti-lying crusade:   It’s time the Church take a bold stand against illegal immigration.  After all, what is one major way people here illegally are able to carry

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Donald R. McClarey

With Terror and Slaughter Return

But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome. Rudyard Kipling, The Gods of the Copybook Headings    

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Donald R. McClarey

The Golden Thread

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us Mark Shea’s predictable take on the Roy Moore controversy:       Both in and out of the courts.  A case study, by Mark Shea.  Knowing Mark’s own political loyalties, is wasn’t difficult

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Donald R. McClarey

A Century of Blood

But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother. George Orwell, 1984       In the Julian Calendar which the Russians used in 1917

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Donald R. McClarey

Mark Shea, the Angelic Doctor, Francis Bacon and Truth

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts takes a look at Mark Shea’s ongoing debate with strawmen:     I must admit, one reason I left Patheos was so that I could keep better track of Mark Shea.  When I came on

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Donald R. McClarey

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts Finds That Telling Truth Out of Season can be an Unpopular Avocation

So Deacon Steven Greydanus has banned me from his Facebook page. We’ve had some good discussions he and I.  We haven’t always agreed, but generally we’ve debated well, and I’ve certainly learned some things. But this time the topic of

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Donald R. McClarey

Daffey Thoughts is Back

Dave Griffey is back at his old digs after leaving the Egyptian Captivity known as Patheos.  He starts off with a bang:   When Hillary Clinton makes excuses for losing the election I think of nothing so much as this:

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Gettysburg the Film

  At Daffey Thoughts Dave Griffey celebrates the film Gettysburg, the only film that  my bride and I ever hired a babysitter for in order to see, all the way back in 1993, which is now almost a quarter of

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Caesar Signals Thumbs Down on Charlie Gard

    For deluded Catholics who believe that Moses carried down an eleventh commandment stating “Caesar picks up the tab for Healthcare!”, Dave Griffey gives some food for thought at Daffey Thoughts:   God bless these parents and this beautiful

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History and Leftist Inconoclasm

He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression; and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a

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Just in Time for Easter

      Like clockwork Copts are slaughtered by Jihadists as we approach Easter.  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts prays for the victims:   As I’ve discovered, for some Christians in Islamic countries, Palm Sunday is the main celebration day.

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Pence Drives the Left Bonkers

    Vice President Mike Pence has a talent for bringing out the crazy, admittedly never far beneath the surface, on the left in this nation.  They are trying to make hay out of Pence’s statement in 2002 that he

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Free Speech for Me, but not for Thee

  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts notes the hostility that much of the contemporary left has to freedom of speech for those who have the temerity to disagree with them:   Is illustrated here: Yep.  My older boys have already

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Daffey Thoughts on 2016

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts has some observations about 2016, the year in which the improbable frequently became probable:     Never, ever underestimate Donald Trump Arrogance is a bad strategy Insulting millions of registered voters is not the best

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The Good Old Days

“People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.” Edmund Burke   Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts muses as to how conservatives and leftists view the past and the present:   Or not, depending on

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Prepare to Be Assimilated

  Dave Griffey at Daffy Thoughts views the Clinton campaign e-mails about the Church as not anti-Catholic, but rather a demonstration of the Borg quality of contemporary liberalism:   There’s quite a buzz about some of the emails dumped from

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Fall the Wonderful

  I heartily concur with Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts celebration of our current season:   Anyone who has followed my blog for more than a year or so knows one thing for sure: I love the Fall.  I enjoy

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A Pope For The Lavender Mafia

    Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts ponders the Pope’s call for Catholics to apologize to gays.   And it is us.  Not that there is anything wrong with the occasional sermon that looks out on the congregation and proclaims

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Daffey Thoughts: Granite State

  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us his take on New Hampshire:   While for some inexplicable reason Conservatives and Christians still support Trump, much of his support comes from moderate to non-Republican primary voters.  Not enough.  But his

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When a Mass Shooting is Politically Inconvenient

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts predicts the reaction of the usual suspects to the jihadist attack in San Bernardino: Of course, it looks like terrorism.  But since 9/11, we’ve learned that terrorism is tough to pin in America.  When Muslims

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Ideas and Words Have Consequences

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts takes a look at the prompt denial by some atheists of hatred of Christians as possibly being a factor in the murderer at Umpqua College singling out Christians:     So after over a decade of the

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