Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. must not we avoid an uncritical nationalism? how many ‘good’ catholics went along with mussolini, hitler, and franco? we are not there yet; but how an we know how to discern what is ‘loyal’ and what is faith directed?

  2. Somehow Paul I suspect that few fans of Il Duce, Der Fuhrer or El Caudillo will be singing along with this song. I do have a feeling that lots of Catholics will be singing along who agree with 2240 in the Catechism:

    “2240 Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes, to exercise the right to vote, and to defend one’s country:

    Pay to all of them their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.45
    [Christians] reside in their own nations, but as resident aliens. They participate in all things as citizens and endure all things as foreigners. . . . They obey the established laws and their way of life surpasses the laws. . . . So noble is the position to which God has assigned them that they are not allowed to desert it.46

    The Apostle exhorts us to offer prayers and thanksgiving for kings and all who exercise authority, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.”47”

  3. Anyhow, it took him two days before making the “Yeah, but . . . ” dig at the great satan.

    And we see from whence this leftist guy comes.

    FYI: Franco was the savior of his country and the Roman Catholic Church in Spain.

    NB: This dude represents the fruits of public schools and lib universities feeding their “charges” ideologies not educations.

  4. He also broke one of the rules about how not to appear crazy in comments. Hey Paul, you see that button the left-hand side? It’s the shift key. If you hold it down you can form capital letters. Although I suspect you may have broken the button when typing your name.

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