"Do not try to please everybody. Try to please God, the angels, and the saints—they are your public."
~St. John Vianney (1786-1859)

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)

Jesus, Angel of Great Counsel

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 9, 2015 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone. For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful. (Isaiah…

Walt Disney on Getting Started

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

The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Jean Pierre de Caussade on Purity of Heart

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 7, 2015 | No Comments

If we wish to enjoy an abundance of blessings, we have only one thing to do: purify our hearts by emptying them of all desire for created things and surrender ourselves wholly to God. By doing this we shall get all we want. Let others, Lord, ask you for all sorts of gifts. But I, my Lord, ask for one thing only:…

Wisdom with Wonder

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 5, 2015 | No Comments

For a dog, the world is an ever-expanding carnival of mysteries. Every new experience enchants, and every morning is full of promise. As children, we share that attitude, but we evict it when we become adults, as if the knowledge that comes with experience needs to occupy that particular chamber of the mind, as if wonder must make way for…

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Purpose

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 3, 2015 | No Comments

So how to find your purpose? First, ask self what you enjoy doing most. If answer is not criminal activity, might be your purpose. If answer is “eat, drink, sleep, party, shop,” you do not understand question. Purpose means what you contribute. Looking cool is not contribution. Ask self what people you admire most. Maybe what you admire them doing is what…

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Hilaire Belloc on Church and State in Conflict

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 30, 2015 | No Comments

In my judgment a conflict between the state claiming unlimited powers and the Catholic Church is inevitable. ~Hilaire Belloc, Essays of a Catholic (1931)

Andrew Jackson on Courage

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 17, 2015 | No Comments

One man with courage makes a majority.  

Five Antidotes for Presumption

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

By Peter Darcy One of the most withering indictments our Lord meted out to the religious leaders of His day was a simple phrase that dismantled their exalted self-image. When presented with a legalistic challenge concerning the hypothetical case of a woman who had married seven husbands, He took those perversely proud men down a peg by telling them that…

The “Imitation of Christ” on the Danger of Familiarity

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 10, 2015 | No Comments

Open not thine heart to every man, but deal with one who is wise and feareth God. Be seldom with the young and with strangers. Be not a flatterer of the rich; nor willingly seek the society of the great. Let thy company be the humble and the simple, the devout and the gentle, and let thy discourse be concerning…