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

Mary Untier of Knots, Our Recourse in Temptation

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 7, 2020 | No Comments

The sacred humanity of Jesus Christ had to submit to temptation because He chose to experience everything human. Our Lady was united to Him spiritually during His temptations and stands by us in the same way, undoing the work of the devil in our lives.

We Need Temptation for Spiritual Growth

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 5, 2020 | No Comments

If you’re not tempted to violate your core values from time to time, you’re not growing in the most important dimension of your being: your spirit. Actually, we need temptation for spiritual growth. That is its purpose, and that is why God allows us to be tempted.

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Our Lady’s Victory over Anxiety

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 2, 2020 | No Comments

The parents of Jesus must have felt some apprehension when…

God Will Never Forgive Me For What I’ve Done

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 2, 2020 | No Comments

 “God will never forgive me for what I’ve done.” This…

Safeguarding Human Dignity through Mary

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 23, 2020 | No Comments

The world does not share our belief in human dignity;…

The Angel Who Ordered an Emergency Baptism

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 1, 2020 | No Comments

Do angels intervene in sacraments? We know from our earliest…

A Guide for Our Advent Journey

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 1, 2019 | No Comments

Advent symbolizes the waiting and anticipation of a pregnancy, and…

In: Our Lady

A Tyrant and a Saint from the Same Small Country

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 1, 2019 | No Comments

 Mother Teresa of Calcutta was largely known for her work…

Does God Allow Souls in Purgatory to Visit the Living?

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 4, 2019 | No Comments

November is the month of All Souls. It is a…

Our Lady’s Love for Souls in Purgatory

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 2, 2019 | No Comments

If there is anyone who is interested in releasing souls…

In: Our Lady

How the Rosary Saved Christendom

By Peter Darcy | On Oct 7, 2019 | No Comments

Our Lady defended Christendom when a whole civilization humbled itself before God using the simple prayer of the Rosary.

Your Next Indispensable Book for the Culture Wars

By Peter Darcy | On Oct 3, 2019 | No Comments

Imagine Cicero in his study writing out his fiercely-reasoned jeremiads…

In: Culture

Queen of the Archangels

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 29, 2019 | No Comments

September concludes with the feast of those glorious spiritual beings…

Jeffrey Epstein and Hell

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 3, 2019 | No Comments

Famed Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel once quoted a saying from…

Hot Off the Press!

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 30, 2019 | No Comments

Mister Buddy’s Guide to Non-Profit Leadership: Principles for Success in…

The Assumption Releases Us from Worldliness

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 15, 2019 | No Comments

The Mother of Jesus, after assisting the Apostles at the…

In: Our Lady

Drag Queen Masculinity

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 4, 2019 | No Comments

We live in the age of attacks on the very…

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How Many Heisman Trophy Winners Has Abortion Killed?

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 1, 2019 | No Comments

Tim Tebow’s baseball career may have hit a wall this…

In: Life, Recent

Undoing the Knot of Clerical Scandals

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 1, 2019 | No Comments

The Catholic priesthood is undoubtedly experiencing a profound crisis at…

The Church’s First Novena

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 1, 2019 | No Comments

Ascension Thursday begins what we may call the Church’s first…

A Spiritual War is Upon Us

By Peter Darcy | On May 3, 2019 | No Comments

By now, only a comatose person is unaware of the…

Clerical Contraception – the Other Priestly Scandal

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 7, 2019 | 1 Comment

Among the many hard teachings of Christ that is deeply…

In: Christ, Church

Unraveling Our Personal History

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 6, 2019 | No Comments

While the Blessed Virgin Mary has a very visible role…

I Feel Sorry for Small Families

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 5, 2019 | No Comments

Doing errands the other day, I pulled up at a…

In: Culture, Life

Healer of Sin and Division

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 22, 2019 | No Comments

The Blessed Virgin Mary, known in her litany as Queen…

New Week’s Resolutions: A Better Idea

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 7, 2019 | No Comments

My New Year’s resolution is to make no more New…

The Guadalupe Reconciliation

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 12, 2018 | No Comments

In 1531 the Virgin Mary appeared a number of times…

How to Memorize the Litany of Loreto

By Peter Darcy | On Dec 5, 2018 | No Comments

Need a challenge for Advent? How about memorizing the Litany…

An Election Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 4, 2018 | No Comments

Many of us remember the total chaos that erupted after…

Undoing the Final Knot of Death

By Peter Darcy | On Nov 2, 2018 | No Comments

As we enter the month of November, the Church reminds…

Forgiveness is For Losers

By Peter Darcy | On Oct 2, 2018 | No Comments

Christian forgiveness is a revolution. By that I mean it…

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The Exorcistic Power of Latin in the Latin Church

By Peter Darcy | On Sep 2, 2018 | No Comments

A thousand causative factors have led to the present clerical…

The Virgin Mary and the Pro-Life Movement

By Peter Darcy | On Aug 5, 2018 | No Comments

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary always reminds me…

Broken Harp: The Deadly Abortion Deal in Ireland

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 1, 2018 | No Comments

Ireland has always been known as a place of enchantment,…

That You May Bear Much Fruit

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 1, 2018 | No Comments

Most everyone knows what it means to bear fruit in…

Our Lady as Spiritual Vessel

By Peter Darcy | On May 10, 2018 | No Comments

For many years I struggled to understand the “vessel” images…

A Mystical Experience in St. Peter’s Basilica

By Peter Darcy | On Apr 7, 2018 | No Comments

There are so many reasons to love Catholicism that I…

Life Hidden in Mystery

By Peter Darcy | On Mar 7, 2018 | No Comments

The Catholic religion is full of mystery — the mystery of…

Five Infallible Ways to Keep the Devil at Bay

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 6, 2018 | No Comments

A pronounced feature of the countryside surrounding the beautiful city…

The Blasphemy All Around Us

By Peter Darcy | On Jan 10, 2018 | No Comments

Casual swearing. Routine profanity. Mainstreamed irreverence. These curses of our…

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