Bar Codes in the Darnedest Places!

Sidewalk chalk

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?

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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...]

Paris Models Flaunt Roman Collars in Spring Runway Show

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The fashion world was buzzing on January 22, as French fashion designer Alexandre Vauthier launched his Women’s Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion collection.They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Shall we infer, then, that Vauthier has a great love of the Catholic priesthood?You can check out Vauthier’s full spring/summer collection at his website.  … [Read more...]


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