The “Imitation of Christ” on the Royal Road of the Cross 1

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 28, 2016 | No Comments

  Jesus always has many who love His heavenly kingdom, but few who bear His cross. He has many who desire consolation, but few who care for trial. He finds many to share His table, but few to take part in His fasting. All desire to be happy with Him; few wish to suffer anything for Him. Many follow Him…

Witty Description of a Self-Help Guru

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 27, 2016 | No Comments

Dr. Bob managed so successfully to turn the answers to every question into a mini-lecture on self-esteem and positive thinking that Ethan wanted Hazard to arrest him on charges of felony cliché and practicing philosophy without an idea. [Dean Koontz, The Face (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2009), p. 476.]

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Legion

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 14, 2016 | No Comments

In this world, Evil works through countless surrogates. Its name is Legion. But Good works through surrogates, as well, and they are legion, too. [Dean Koontz, Saint Odd, Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2015, p. 325.]

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The Ash Wednesday Idiot

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 10, 2016 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy On Ash Wednesday, the pastor of a large parish was getting set to begin the Mass which would include the distribution of ashes to his parishioners. The only problem was that his associate was away and none of the ministers who were commissioned to distribute ashes had shown up. As the people gathered and filled the church…

Jesus, Most Obedient

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 5, 2016 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Though he was in the form of God, [Jesus] did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave…he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above…

Love is Not the Whole Answer – There is also Hope

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 5, 2016 | No Comments

Reading the words on the T-shirt, remembering the man from whom Old Yeller had stolen a sandal along the interstate highway in Utah, Curtis says, “‘Love is the answer.’” “It’s true, I suppose,” Ms. Tavenall says, “even when it’s said by people who don’t mean it.” Rising from his chair, Curtis Hammond shakes his head. “No ma’am. If we’re talking…

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Mother of the Church

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 4, 2016 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR We believe that the Holy Mother of God, the new Eve, Mother of the Church, continues in heaven to exercise her maternal role on behalf of the members of Christ. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #975.) While I have such a deep respect for the faith of my many Protestant friends, I have to say…

In: Our Lady