Flash Mob Reenactment of Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ …

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... to promote the re-opening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Life imitating art. … [Read more...]

Meditating On The Crucifixion Leaves No Room For Idle Court Gossip…

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... So I had these long posts written out about same-sex "marriage" and then another regarding washing the feet of girls by the pope and I realized neither one of those posts was the least bit edifying. Controversial maybe, good for getting people riled up, great for page views... but nothing really to lift the spirit. So I nixed them both. I came to this decision after spending time looking online for a nice Visual Treat to share with you for Good Friday. Looking at art renderings of scenes … [Read more...]

Someone Asks, Why Am I Catholic…

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... especially since being Catholic is so very unpopular right now, what with the same-sex "marriage" stuff going on in SCOTUS. Eh. I've never been that popular anyway. I was given a 200 word limit to explain why I'm Catholic and I can assure I don't need more than one single sentence and few visually stunning images that reflect the reality of Catholicism. I am Catholic because Catholicism is Truth and outside of Truth there is nothing else. Van Weyden Giuseppe … [Read more...]

May God Console Them…

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... I am at a total loss. All around the internet people are noting how they plan to go home & hug their children and offer their prayers for the victims and their families. That sounds like a mighty good plan. Then there's the seedier politically opportunistic and pathetically cynical crowd using this, without full knowledge of the details, to support whatever political ideology they may have on gun control. Please, don't let them bait you and draw your mind and heart from all that is truly … [Read more...]

Freaky Fine Art Friday…

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... From the Met Museum's website; Rosary, ca. 1500–1525 German Ivory, silver, partially gilded mounts Each bead of the rosary represents the bust of a well-fed burgher or maiden on one side, and a skeleton on the other. The terminals, even more graphically, show the head of a deceased man, with half the image eaten away from decay. Such images served as reminders that life is fleeting and that leading a virtuous life as a faithful Christian is key to salvation. Proving yet again … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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Francisco de Goya, Portrait of Doña Isabel de Porcel c. 1805 … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday, the AT-AT edition…

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Thanks, Fr. E. … [Read more...]

some odds and ends for Sunday…

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... As most of you know, I've typically made it a long standing tradition to not blog on weekends. My weekends are my own. Sometimes; however, I like to pop in and leave a few links, images, or comments I think are worthy the extra attention. Time magazine is conducting a poll to determine who the most influential people are. Timothy "My President" Dolan is on the list. VOTE! Then buy the bumper sticker. Cuba makes Good Friday a holiday after Papal visit; "The Communist … [Read more...]

Too busy to post much today, so instead…

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... some links I hope you find interesting, uplifting, and enlightening. This one's for you, Earl Scruggs. Requiscat in pace. ----------------------------- A video of the Pope and Fidel Castro meeting. Libertad! The Pope in a sombrero... ----------------------------- My grandfather had a farm in Williamsburg and my happiest childhood memories were Christmas at his house and then heading to Colonial Williamsburg for hot apple cider. The springs there were just as … [Read more...]


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