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

The Banality of Bad People

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 2, 2016 | No Comments

[Vanadium said,] “The problem with movies and books is they make evil look glamourous and exciting, when it’s no such thing. It’s boring and it’s depressing and it’s stupid. Criminals are all after cheap thrills and easy money, and when they get them, all they want is more of the same, over and over. They’re shallow, empty, boring people who…

In: Truth

Spiritual Vessel

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 2, 2016 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy Mary also anticipated, in the mystery of the incarnation, the Church’s Eucharistic faith. When, at the Visitation, she bore in her womb the Word made flesh, she became … the first “tabernacle” in history in which the Son of God, still invisible to our human gaze, allowed himself to be adored by Elizabeth, radiating his light as…

In: Our Lady

Conrad Hilton on Action and Success

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

Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

Big-T Truth

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

One of the best things about growing up is that, if you can learn from experience, you come to the realization that two things matter more than anything else, truth with a lowercase t and truth with an uppercase T. You have to tell the truth, demand the truth from others, recognize lies and refute them; you’ve got to see the world as…

In: Truth

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.

The “Imitation of Christ” on Suffering

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

Behold, in the cross is everything, and upon your dying on the cross everything depends. There is no other way to life and to true inward peace than the way of the holy cross and daily mortification. Go where you will, seek what you will, you will not find a higher way, nor a less exalted but safer way, than…

Description of a Baby

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

“His eyes are so beautiful,” said the nurse who passed him into his mother’s arms. The boy was beautiful in every regard, his face smoother than that of most newborns, as if he had come into the world with a sense of peace about the life ahead of him in this turbulent place; and perhaps he had arrived with unusual…

In: Beauty

Swiss Drumline No Way!

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

Character

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

Over the years, we have learned that the most important quality anyone can possess is character. If a person has true character – which always includes a sense of honor and duty, as well as a tough set of personal standards – he will not fail you. Experience matters, but an experienced homebuilder without character is forever a trapdoor under…

In: Truth
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