Martin Luther King on Death

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 30, 2016 | No Comments

Death is a comma, not a period at the end of a sentence. ~Martin Luther King (1929-1968)

Not Full of Self

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 26, 2016 | No Comments

Charlene Coleman, maternity-ward nurse on the night that I was born and still on the job at fifty-nine, has not entirely lost her Mississippi accent after all these years in Colorado. She’s as sweet-faced now as she was then, and certainly as black. She has gained some weight, which she attributes to years of free pastries from my father. But…

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Abraham Lincoln on Calling Abortion by its Proper Name

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 22, 2016 | No Comments

You say that you think slavery is wrong, but you denounce all attempts to restrain it. Is there anything else that you think wrong that you are willing to deal with as wrong? Why are you so careful, so tender of this one wrong and no other? You will not let us do a single thing as if it were…

Jesus, Author of Life

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 22, 2016 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life. All together, we must build a new culture of life. (Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Evangelium Vitae, 1995.) In Chapter 3 of the Acts of the Apostles, St. Peter uses…

New Week’s Resolutions

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 18, 2016 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy My New Year’s resolution is to make no more New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to stick with “new week’s” resolutions from here on out. Why is that? Well, to begin with, God gave us the seven day week as our primary time marker. Yes, I know, God is also the Author of nature, the cosmos, and our…

Contemplating the Angels

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 15, 2016 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy In contemplating the holy angels, we are contemplating the brightest and most dazzling sparks of God’s divinity. Angels are not divine – they are creatures – but they are wondrous reflections of the divine, which is inexhaustible in its essence and the source of all Goodness, Beauty, and Truth. Their beauty causes us to ask, “If these…

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Chinese Proverb on Timing

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 3, 2016 | No Comments

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

The Power of Kindness

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 3, 2016 | No Comments

Not one day in anyone’s life…is an uneventful day, no day is without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform…

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Mystical Rose

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 1, 2016 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR What was the color of that Blossom bright? / White to begin with, immaculate white. / But what a wild flush on the flakes of it stood, / When the Rose ran in crimsoning down the Cross wood. / In the Gardens of God, in the daylight divine / I shall worship the Wounds with…

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