This Thanksgiving, Don’t Let Retailers Steal Your Family Time!

Thanksgiving - no shopping

The annual Christmas Commercialization Controversy is kicking in a day early in 2013. That’s because this year retailers across the country, clamoring for bigger profits, have extended the shopping season by one day—announcing that they will remain open on Thanksgiving Day.  That means that Thanksgiving Day, many dinners will be eaten on the fly, as mothers and their working teenage children head to the mall to shop or, conversely, to work at their retail jobs in stores where the shoppers wil … [Read more...]

Catacomb of St. Priscilla–Restored, and Now on Google Maps

Priscilla 1

Things are bustling today at the Basilica of San Silvestro, the entry point to the catacombs of St. Priscilla.For the past five years, archeologists have been excavating and restoring the paintings inside the catacombs and the basilica where Pope Silvestro is buried.  Today, their findings will be announced by the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology.And as evidence of the Vatican’s expanding interface with the modern world, the catacombs of Priscilla can now be found on Go … [Read more...]