And Now: Gospel Boots!

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...]

Bar Codes in the Darnedest Places!

QR on Head

When I was a child, we played with chalk.  We signed our names, we sketched daisies and diamonds and puppy dogs.  Left to our own devices on carefree summer days, we personalized our world.  Like the raucous undergrads who sneaked out and painted The Rock on Washtenaw Avenue, near the University of Michigan campus, we altered our environment simply to show that We. Were. There.But in 2012, sidewalk chalk has been trumped by a new, technological signature:  the QR code.  QR codes are similar t … [Read more...]

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR GOD: Has First Communion Fashion Gone Over the Top?

First Communion Dress 4

Antique lace appliqués detail the silk bodice and cascade down the skirt of a tea-length dress.  Five layers of gathered tulle create a voluminous A-line silhouette. MOMS AND DADS:  This is one of those times when I really want to know what YOU think!I heard a story this week from a friend, a teacher at a Catholic elementary school, about current trends in First Communion fashion.  My friend made the point—correctly, it seems to me—that the significance of this holy occasion has been dwarfed … [Read more...]


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