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

Belloc on Priests and Politicians

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

Clerics make terrible politicians. ~Hilaire Belloc

History

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

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. ~Aldous Huxley

A New Martyrdom

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

To believe in Jesus today demands of us, just as it did in the past, that we take a stand for him, almost to the point at times of a new martyrdom, the martyrdom of those who, today as yesterday, are called to go against the tide in order to “follow the Lamb wherever he goes” (Rev 14:4). ~Pope John Paul II

Italians and Jehovah’s Witnesses

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

Q: You know why Italians don’t like Jehovah’s Witnesses? A: Because Italians don’t like ANY witnesses…

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…

In: Culture

Straight-Talkers

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

I’m wary of those who claim to be straight-talking, tell-it-like-it-is, no-nonsense people. That may be true up to a certain point – the point at which they need something. ~Peter Darcy

Associating with Evil

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

Associating with bad men, even for the purpose of defeating them, can make you vulnerable to the allure of evil. A sense of duty can be corrupted into self-righteousness, which can inspire a self-exemption from all laws, an embrace of power and the will to use it ruthlessly. Power is the central promise of evil, the dark light of that…

In: Good-Evil

Paul Johnson’s View of Current American Politics

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

When Excess Is A Virtue The mental infection known as “political correctness” is one of the most dangerous intellectual afflictions ever to attack mankind. The fact that we began by laughing at it–and to some extent, still do–doesn’t diminish its venom one bit. PC has an enormous appeal to the semi-educated, one reason that it’s struck roots among overseas students…

Beauty and Goodness

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments

When I was no longer of this world, I would miss its extravagant beauty. I would miss the complex and charming layers of subterfuge by which the truth of the world’s mysteries were withheld from us even as we were tantalized and enchanted by them. I would miss the kindness of good people who were compassionate when so many were…

In: Beauty
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