some odds and ends for Sunday…

Dolan in my preseident

... 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…

Pope-sombrero_2177185b

... 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...]

China’s ghost children…

Li Tianbing

Artist Li Tianbing paints imaginary siblings and talks about China's one child policy;"But Li's paintings of children were not just a recreation of his own childhood identity, but an exploration of what was happening in China. The one-child policy, he says, has had unimagined consequences. "There are the hidden children," he says."They can't go to school, because they don't officially exist. In the big cities, there's a market. Children can be bought and sold. They disappear."Li … [Read more...]

Solemnity of the Annunciation…

Martin Schongauer

The Annunciation by Martin Schongauer … [Read more...]

Angel fight!

Watch out. An angel will kick your ass straight to hell.

Pieter Bruegel, C. 1562. The Fall of the Rebel Angels. … [Read more...]

News roundup…

LIEFERINXE, Josse

... Because sometimes I'm too lazy and time constrained for lengthy commentary.Bristol Palin is blogging at Patheos. I know, right!HuffPo article links to and supports the findings from a 2008 U.K. study [Bad Sex Pill] where research showed contraceptives can make a woman desire the wrong man. I know, HuffPo right!The Holy See asks SSPX to clarify, or something. I don't know for sure. I think I need some clarification on the clarification. What?And some Lenten art. Seems, I … [Read more...]

Caravaggio…

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Girolamo Romanino c. 1542…

Today's link: The Hospitality of Lent … [Read more...]

Sir Anthony Van Dyck c. 1618-20 …

For your reading pleasure; Fancy a pretzel? What members of the Eastern Churches and even Muslims can teach Western Christians about fasting. … [Read more...]


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