Poor Mr. President—There’s Just Too. Much. News.

Obama - sad

Well, I’ll bet Mr. Obama is sputtering into his beer.  Just as it seemed things were getting kinda quiet on the religious liberty front, along come the Catholics to stir the pot. By now, you’ve heard the news:  Forty-three Catholic dioceses and organizations filed suit today, asserting that the HHS Mandate is unconstitutional.  Dioceses including Washington, New York; the Michigan Catholic Conference (representing all the dioceses in the state).  Universities including The Catholic Universi … [Read more...]

With a Spark in Their Hearts: Verastegui’s Vision

Eduardo Verastegui

It was my privilege last month to attend a Hollywood screening of For Greater Glory, with a talented cast including Andy Garcia, Eduardo Verastegui, Ruben Blades, Eva Longoria and the young Mauricio Kuri.  The film, which opens in theatres on June 1, was screened before an audience of broadcast and print journalists; then the following day, we were given the opportunity to interview actors Andy Garcia, Eduardo Verastegui and 14-year-old Mauricio Kuri, and director Dean Wright.My full review … [Read more...]

Sandro Botticelli: Remembering the Master

Adoration of the Magi, 1475

Adoration of the Magi. The Birth of Venus. The Mystical Nativity.These are among the most famous of the works of Sandro Botticelli, Renaissance artist who died 502 years ago—on May 17, 1510.  Botticelli was a contemporary of Michelangelo (who enlisted Botticelli to paint part of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel) and Leonardo da Vinci.  He was considered one of the best painters of the 15th century in Italy, and worked for the House of Medici political dynasty. Botticelli never … [Read more...]


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