Peter Darcy

About Peter Darcy

Peter Darcy is an award-winning writer and editor who spent thirty years in the non-profit sector and other business enterprises. He manages a non-profit publishing business called Strength of Soul Books and currently works as a managing editor for He has authored or ghostwritten seven books.

The Clothes Make the Man

2020-10-13T03:16:00+00:00October 12th, 2020|Eucharist, GOODNESS|

A few years ago I had the privilege of standing in the sacristy of a Ukrainian church watching a priest friend of mine prepare for Mass. The wonderful liturgies of the Church’s eastern rites (the Byzantine, Maronite, Ukrainian and others) express a richness and complexity of worship that contrasts with the simplicity of the [...]

The Incomparable Codex Vaticanus

2020-10-02T20:43:44+00:00September 15th, 2020|Scripture, TRUTH|

If you were to ask a “bible only” Catholic-basher if he owns a hand-written copy of the bible in Greek dating back to the fourth century AD, he may be quite confused. A bible…uh…in Greek? Even sincere “bible only” believers may never have thought about where the bible actually came from. Your question may [...]

A New Look at Patience as a Virtue

2020-07-08T02:31:37+00:00May 16th, 2020|GOODNESS, Virtue|

One of my favorite spiritual writers is the 20th century German scholar, Romano Guardini (1885-1969). Don’t let his Italian-sounding name fool you. He was of Italian descent, but he grew up in Germany and had the penetrating intellect and organized mind of a German scholar. Guardini was a Catholic priest, a pastor, and a [...]

The Sweetest Hymn for the Sweetest Gift

2020-07-08T02:20:46+00:00May 16th, 2020|Eucharist, GOODNESS|

If you page through a traditional Catholic hymnbook you will eventually come across the name of Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) in the composer credits at the bottom of a given hymn. That would be Father Frederick Faber, English Catholic priest, convert to Catholicism, and composer of hymns extraordinaires. Fr. Faber made some of the [...]

The Grace of Doing One Thing at a Time

2020-07-08T02:32:24+00:00May 16th, 2020|Prayer & Spirituality, TRUTH|

Sometimes…it isn’t worry that causes us to focus on the future, but the hope of something better or happier…. We may spend our whole lives waiting to live. Thus we risk not fully accepting the reality of our present lives. Yet, what guarantee is there that we won’t be disappointed when the long-awaited time [...]