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

St. Aelred of Rievaulx on Our Lady’s Assumption

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 15, 2016 | No Comments

It is certain that the whole host of angels came today to meet the most Blessed Mary. They found her in the world and they bore her from the world. But she, although she saw the brightness of the angels and their glory and blessedness, she was still not satisfied with that. Instead, she longed to see him whom alone…

In: Our Lady

Belloc on Priests and Politicians

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

Clerics make terrible politicians. ~Hilaire Belloc


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


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…