Archives for December 11, 2013

And Now: Gospel Boots!

After I posted an article today about Our Lady of Guadalupe socks, a reader sent me this link—to a company which sells Tin Haul “Between Two Thieves” Cowboy Boots.Check them out:  The boots feature cross cutouts on the brown vamp, a crown of thorns on the shaft and—wait for it!—John 3:16 on the sole.All this, and they can be yours for only $399.95.Merry Christmas, all you cowboy wannabes!  *     *      *      *      * Oh—and just because it seems appropriate after that, her … [Read more...]

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First Century Rabbi: A Jewish Scholar Teaches About Jesus

"God makes himself felt in the heart of each person.  He also respects the culture of all people....   God is open to all people.  He calls everyone.  He moves everyone to seek Him and to discover Him through creation." --Jorge Mario Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) in On Heaven and EarthAs a Catholic, I found it unsettling to review a book by such an esteemed scholar as Rabbi David Zaslow.  Might we, I worried, stand unflinching on opposite sides of a yawning chasm:he, speaking only … [Read more...]

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Footwear for the Feast: Our Lady of Guadalupe on Your Ankle

December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  And so I ask you, the reader:Should I celebrate by wearing these socks?Or these?Actually, I don’t own either of these combination foot protectors/devotionals, but I would love to tuck these uniquely Catholic socks into my winter boots!On a more serious note, you probably know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and how her image was miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma (cloak).  You may know that the tilma itsel … [Read more...]

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