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. I love this. I know some people can be put off by some of us “Trads” (even I am put off by some Trads) but this is funny.

  2. One correction–surely the Miraculous Medal is the gateway to the Scapular? I have a couple of Miraculous Medals but no Scapulars, and the people I know who have Scapulars definitely already have Miraculous Medals.

  3. If they come home reeking of incense and you don’t intervene,
    they’ll end up blaring the Pater Nostra and the Credo from their stereos and even getting a Palestrina tattoo. Then it’s too late. They are lost!

  4. I took my 5 year old (almost 6) to the 9PM “Midnight” TLM at St. Boniface on Christmas Eve. In between three trips to the restroom and one to the water fountain, he turned around several times and looked for the schola whose singing was magnificent.

  5. We feel very privileged. Our parish is Holy Rosary in Cedar Michigan. Fr. Donald Libby ( prior to the priesthood he was Fr. John Hardon’s secretary ) ordained on July 16th 2005, celebrates TLM at 11am each Sunday.
    What a crime it would be if a new Shepard of our Holy Church started discouraging this Holy rite.
    Beautiful mass at midnight….12am:)
    Peace to All.

  6. exNOAAman.
    Strange isn’t it?
    The more comfortable we can make ourselves trumps small sacrifices to honor Our Lord.

    In our great grandfather’s time midnight
    was midnight! Not 9pm.
    Oh well…someone will quote Jesus; “I desire Mercy not sacrifice.” ( my misquote doesn’t count. 🙂 )

  7. The vigil Mass at our favorite church was at 4:30. It’s a rough neighborhood. The archdiocese doesn’t want anyone to get killed so there aren’t any night masses.

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