Darth Vader Meets Barack Obama

Wash Natl Cathedral - Darth Vader

On Tuesday, January 22, Washington National Cathedral will host President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden in an interfaith prayer service.If you fly into Washington DC, you’re likely to see the neo-gothic Episcopal cathedral, officially named the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, towering over the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin streets, in the northwest quadrant of the nation’s capitol.  The cathedral is the sixth largest cathedral in the world, and the second la … [Read more...]

FOR THE GUY WHO HAS EVERYTHING: How About a GARGOYLE for Christmas?

Gargoyle - Duomo

Get them while you can:  Milan’s Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, is putting its 135 gargoyles up for adoption.Italy’s “culture budget” is smaller this year; but the Duomo requires essential maintenance, even in a lean economy.  The gargoyle adoption program is an effort to protect the world’s fourth-largest cathedral and, as Cathedral management has stated, “to encourage the Milanese and citizens of the world to be protagonists in the history of the cathedral."I should note … [Read more...]


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