Malcolm Muggeridge on the Sacredness of Life

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

This life in us . . . however low it flickers or fiercely burns, is still a divine flame which no man dare presume to put out, be his motives never so humane and enlightened. To suppose otherwise is to countenance a death-wish. Either life is always, and in all circumstances sacred, or intrinsically of no account; it is inconceivable…

Seen on a Bumper Sticker

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 23, 2016 | No Comments

Those who make us believe absurdities can make us commit atrocities.

Cooperation in Abortion

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 24, 2016 | No Comments

Man can never obey a law which is in itself immoral, and such is the case of a law which would admit in principle the liceity of abortion.  Nor can he take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it.  Moreover, he may not collaborate in its application. ~Congregation for the Doctrine of…

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…

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…

Albert Schweitzer on Reverence for Life

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

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life. ~Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a French-German physician and humanitarian

Dante on Moral Neutrality

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

The hottest places of Hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality. ~Medieval poet, Dante Alleghieri (1265-1531)