Philatelist Alert: Vatican Issues Stamps for the Interregnum

Stamps - sede vacante

Stamp collectors will need to act quickly if they want to get their hands on these:  The Vatican has just issued a set of four stamps for use during the “Sede Vacante” (when the See is Vacant), that period between the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of a new pope.The interregnum stamps, according to Vatican sources, include the symbol of the Vacant See, a striped umbrella (umbraculum) over crossed keys.  They can be used only until a new pope is elected in next month’s Concl … [Read more...]

TV Worth Watching: “The Bible” Premieres March 3

Moses receives the Ten Commandments

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST, something new is coming to your television set:  A Lenten miniseries that is well produced and true to the Scriptures.  “The Bible,” a five-part, ten-hour miniseries produced by actress Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the History Channel.It was my privilege to preview about an hour of the broadcast last month; and I’d like to offer my enthusiastic endorsement of the work.  It is true to the Scriptures—none of that  anti-r … [Read more...]