The “Imitation of Christ” on the Eucharist

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 28, 2015 | No Comments

Oh the blindness and the hardness of the heart of man that does not show more regard for so wonderful a gift [the Eucharist], but rather falls into carelessness from its daily use! If this most holy Sacrament were celebrated in only one place and consecrated by only one priest in the whole world, with what great desire, do you…

G.K. Chesterton On Moloch

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 27, 2015 | No Comments

There was a tendency to call upon spirits of terror and compulsion. There is always a sort of dim idea that these darker powers will really do things, with no nonsense about it. In the interior psychology of the Punic peoples this strange sort of pessimistic practicality had grown to great proportions. In the New Town, which the Romans called…

Famous Dogs

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 22, 2015 | No Comments

In Trixie’s estimation: Thomas Jefferson said life mostly sunshine. Hitler said life mostly suffering. Freud said life meaningless. You know whose dog has more fun. [Dean Koontz, Bliss to You (Hyperion: New York, NY, 2008), p. 57.]

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Wayne Gretzky on Risk

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 20, 2015 | No Comments

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.  

Queen of Families

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 15, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict J. Grosechel, CFR Authentic devotion to Mary … constitutes a special instrument for nourishing loving communion in the family and for developing conjugal and family spirituality. For she who is the Mother of Christ and of the Church is in a special way, the Mother of Christian families, of domestic Churches. ~Pope John Paul II Apostolic Exhortation, Familiaris…

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The Man Who Stepped Out of Line

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

By Peter Darcy In this post-feminist age where men are still learning remedial masculinity, we have a model of heroic manhood which we would do well to emulate. In the early twentieth century Poland gave us that manly priest, John Paul II, but also his hero, Maximilian Kolbe, priest, missionary, spiritual father and martyr of brotherly love. St. Maximilian’s feast…

Will Rogers on Responsibility

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 13, 2015 | No Comments

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.  

Jesus, Strength of Martyrs

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 8, 2015 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR O Lord Jesus, King of Martyrs, to those who must suffer torment and violence, hunger and fatigue, be Thou the invincible strength sustaining them in their trials and assuring them of the rewards pledged by Thee to those who persevere unto the end. (Pope Pius XII, “Prayer for the Church of Silence,” July 16, 1957.)…

Howard Thurman on Coming Alive

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 6, 2015 | No Comments

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.