The Lexicon of Decadence

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 8, 2016 | No Comments

By Thomas McKenna In today’s society it is not hard to imagine the following casual conversations over a mocha chai latte at Starbucks: What is your particular gender expression or presentation at this time? Do you self-identify as transgender or cisgender? Are you transitioning to another gender? Are you a victim of transphobia? If the terms and phrases above seem…

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Angry Birds, Twisted Culture

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

By Peter Darcy It takes a lot to offend me nowadays, given the thick-skinned attitude toward movies that we all must, of necessity, develop as media consumers. However, I became an angry bird myself while watching the eponymous movie on its opening weekend. Like any kid movie, Angry Birds contains the expected inane humor suited to an adolescent and pre-adolescent…

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Disney’s Feminist Drivel

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 26, 2015 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy I realize the new Star Wars film is all the rage at this moment, and perhaps it’s heretical to speak against it, but I saw it this week and didn’t like it for what I will admit is one very snarky reason: Disney’s long-established pattern of feminist drivel. We don’t need another billion-dollar blockbuster from Hollywood, but…

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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 Glorious “O” Antiphons

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 19, 2014 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy Despite the fact that we live in an era where the Christ Child is banished from the public square or reduced to a miserable competition with Kwaanza candles, red-nosed reindeer, abominable snowmen, the Grinch, and every obscene Santa Claus devised by the twisted minds of Hollywood or Madison Avenue, Christians have reason to hope that Christ can…