Hilaire Belloc on Church and State in Conflict

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 30, 2015 | No Comments

In my judgment a conflict between the state claiming unlimited powers and the Catholic Church is inevitable. ~Hilaire Belloc, Essays of a Catholic (1931)

Andrew Jackson on Courage

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 17, 2015 | No Comments

One man with courage makes a majority.  

Five Antidotes for Presumption

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 14, 2015 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy One of the most withering indictments our Lord meted out to the religious leaders of His day was a simple phrase that dismantled their exalted self-image. When presented with a legalistic challenge concerning the hypothetical case of a woman who had married seven husbands, He took those perversely proud men down a peg by telling them that…

The “Imitation of Christ” on the Danger of Familiarity

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 10, 2015 | No Comments

Open not thine heart to every man, but deal with one who is wise and feareth God. Be seldom with the young and with strangers. Be not a flatterer of the rich; nor willingly seek the society of the great. Let thy company be the humble and the simple, the devout and the gentle, and let thy discourse be concerning…

Last Words of St. Thomas Aquinas

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 3, 2015 | No Comments

If in this world there be any knowledge of this Sacrament stronger than faith, I wish now to use it in affirming that I firmly believe and know as certain that Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, Son of God and son of the Virgin Mary, is in this Sacrament. I receive thee the price of my redemption, for…

Misericordia: A Meditation on the Shroud of Turin

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 3, 2015 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy Face of misery, face of pain, Man of sorrows, loss, and strain. What comfort shall I offer You Whose life is torn and piercéd through? Hands of charity, hands of toil, Harsh nails Your works of goodness spoil. Where shall my weak hands learn the art Of generous love Your hands impart? Feet of pilgrim, feet of…

Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 3, 2015 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR The Church has always and everywhere held and continues to hold that the four Gospels are of apostolic origin. For what the Apostles preached in fulfillment of the commission of Christ, afterwards they themselves and apostolic men, under the inspiration of the divine Spirit, handed on to us in writing: the foundation of faith,…