Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Top Catholic

    I fear that the young generation of new priests isn’t being taught guitar in our seminaries anymore. This ancient tradition that dates back at least 40 years may soon die out. What a loss for Church that would

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Michael Crichton

Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray [Gell-Mann]’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Stephen Herreid

I wish Catholic leaders were as quick and emphatic about condemning Catholic governor #AndrewCuomo sentencing full-term infants to death as they were about condemning Catholic teens not being polite enough to pro-abortion activists who harassed them for being pro-life. Stephen

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: George Santayana

  Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

  In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Camille Paglia

  As an atheist, I have argued that if religion is erased, something must be put in its place. Belief systems are intrinsic to human intelligence and survival. They “frame” the flux of primary experience, which would otherwise flood the

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Anthony Daniels

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Richard Cohen

  or anything to do with the Clintons, clearly the most felonious couple since Bonnie and Clyde. Richard Cohen, The Party of Lincoln is About to Drown, The Washington Post, September 18, 2018 Richard Cohen is a columnist for The

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Gray

Despite everything, liberals cannot help thinking of history as a story of redemption. That is why they cannot help seeing Putin and Xi Jinping, Orbán and Salvini as reverting to the past. A future that contains hyper-modern tsars, technocratic emperors

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Gordon R. Dickson

“Suppose it was even as you think,” he went on, even more gently. “Suppose that all you say was a fact, and that our Elders were but greedy tyrants, ourselves abandoned here by their selfish will and set to fulfill

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Joseph Sciambra

The 2018 WMOF (World Meeting of Families) reminds me of the 1980 Moscow Olympics – both were the last self-indulgent and tasteless gasps from a bloated, corrupt, and oblivious bureaucracy. Joseph Sciambra  

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: King Theoden

  ‘We will have peace,’ said Théoden at last thickly and with an effort. Several of the Riders cried out gladly…. ‘Yes…’ he said, now in a clear voice, we will have peace when you and all your works have

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Pope Benedict XVI

The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Eric Hoffer

Some of the worst tyrannies of our day genuinely are “vowed” to the service of mankind, yet can function only by pitting neighbor against neighbor. The all-seeing eye of a totalitarian regime is usually the watchful eye of the next-door

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: David Brady

  Bishops when priests/laity caught in sexual scandals: “We’ll work hard to root out this problem.” Bishops when bishops caught in sexual scandals: “Hey, man, nobody’s perfect.” David Brady, Twitter, July 22, 2018 The Patron Damned for all too many

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Donald R. McClarey

The voice of the Magisterium is always living, even when enunciated by Popes and Councils dead for almost 20 centuries. The Magisterium does not come with a “use by date”. One of the greatest follies of our time is the

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Abraham Lincoln

Now, my countrymen if you have been taught doctrines conflicting with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence; if you have listened to suggestions which would take away from its grandeur, and mutilate the fair symmetry of its proportions;

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Benjamin Franklin

That Being, who gave me existence, and through almost threescore years has been continually showering his favors upon me, whose very chastisements have been blessings to me ; can I doubt that he loves me? And, if he loves me,

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Camille Paglia

“Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters.” Camille Paglia

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: John J. Pershing

      The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle! General John J. Pershing Like most soldiers General Pershing had little fondness for the Marine Corps, viewing them as competitors and headline hunters.  He attempted

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Victor Davis Hanson

The Western world is in turmoil largely because of the widening gap between what the people see as true and the “truth” that their governing classes impose on them for the purported greater moral good. The result is a schizophrenia

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Malcolm Muggeridge

We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known.

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Sowell

“One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people’s motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans—anything except reason.” Thomas Sowell

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us be honest with ourselves, and say that we, our standards have lagged behind at many points. Negroes constitute ten percent of the population of New York City, and yet they commit thirty-five percent of the crime. St. Louis,

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Sowell

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today.

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