Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
~Albert Camus

The Virgin Mary and the Pro-Life Movement

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 5, 2018 | No Comments

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary always reminds me of Pope John Paul II’s visit to World Youth Day in Denver in the summer of 1993. The culmination of the event was an outdoor Mass with 400,000 kids in Cherry Creek State Park. Because of the dry heat that day, it felt like we were having Mass in a…

Broken Harp: The Deadly Abortion Deal in Ireland

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 1, 2018 | No Comments

Ireland has always been known as a place of enchantment, particularly in its poetry, music, and dance. As if to remind us of this, the Emerald Isle itself is even shaped like a harp! But to adopt the metaphor of Don McLean’s classic song, American Pie, May 25 was “the day the music died” in Ireland. Figuratively speaking, Ireland is…

The Blasphemy All Around Us

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 10, 2018 | No Comments

Casual swearing. Routine profanity. Mainstreamed irreverence. These curses of our age don’t seem to shock us like they used to. Ever since Rhett Butler first uttered the “D” word in Gone with the Wind in 1939, the entertainment industry has gone from bad to worse in its moral offensiveness. Every modern venue of entertainment, from comedy to movies to late-night…

Hollywood and the Beasts of Revelation

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments

Hollywood has dished up some horrific monsters in the past hundred years. You can name them as easily as I can: Godzilla, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Alien, Frankenstein, Harvey Weinstein, etc. All but the latter were creations of someone’s fertile imagination. Hollywood’s fictitious monsters may be occasions of entertainment or catharsis for us, but their movies eventually end…

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Wonder Woman: Anti-Feminist Superhero

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 20, 2017 | No Comments

  Please. No one tell Betty Friedan that a Greek goddess just smashed her feminist mystique. The Greek goddess in question is Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Daughter of Hyppolita, otherwise known as Wonder Woman. Technically Diana is a demigoddess, but this article isn’t about technicalities, it’s about a marvelous story that turns modern feminist doctrine on its head. Some reviews…

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The DNC’s Demonic Problem

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

By Peter Darcy In an era when personal choice and the right to privacy are touted as America’s most sacrosanct values, Ilyse Hogue, the President of the National Abortion Rights Action League (euphemistically called NARAL Pro-Choice America) used the broadest political platform in the country – the 2016 Democratic National Convention – to publicly celebrate the murder of her own…

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The Lexicon of Decadence

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 8, 2016 | No Comments

By Thomas McKenna In today’s society it is not hard to imagine the following casual conversations over a mocha chai latte at Starbucks: What is your particular gender expression or presentation at this time? Do you self-identify as transgender or cisgender? Are you transitioning to another gender? Are you a victim of transphobia? If the terms and phrases above seem…

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Angry Birds, Twisted Culture

By Peter Darcy | On May 21, 2016 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy It takes a lot to offend me nowadays, given the thick-skinned attitude toward movies that we all must, of necessity, develop as media consumers. However, I became an angry bird myself while watching the eponymous movie on its opening weekend. Like any kid movie, Angry Birds contains the expected inane humor suited to an adolescent and pre-adolescent…

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Notre Dame’s Moral Equivalency Award

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

By Thomas J. McKenna Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame… What though the odds be great or small Old Notre Dame will win over all While her loyal sons are marching Onward to…moral equivalency and rampant degradation of Catholic teaching. The famed “Notre Dame Fight Song” is supposed to end with the rousing phrase, “Onward to victory!” but I thought…

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Planned Dahmerhood

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

By Thomas McKenna The nation reeled in revulsion with the 1991 revelations about the thirteen-year killing rampage of Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. Dahmer’s blatant evil assaulted the public’s imagination through a series of grisly images and graphic descriptions that came to light showing the extent of his crimes. That barbaric animal drilled…

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