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...]

I’m sure it’s quite the sacrifice…

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Adriaen van de Velde c. 1665…

... and thus begins the annual Lenten tradition at blog of featuring daily art relating to our Lord's Passion. In addition, this year I will be including one link to another blog or Lenten resource to accompany the provided visual aid. I may even include a reading recommendation or two.Today's links are; Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families and The Bright Sadness - Lent in the Eastern Catholic Tradition … [Read more...]

Those Dutch knew how to throw a party…

aint no party like a Dutch 15th century party

... Merrymakers at Shrovetide or "Vastenavond" by Frans Hals c. 1616-17Don't you love the crass revelry depicted here - the crude finger gestures and is that dude in the back giving me the two finger salute or just throwing a gang sign?Two of the figures are recognizable as stock characters from comic theater, "Peeckelhaering" (Pickled Herring), with the garland of eggs and sausages, and Hans Wurst with sausages on his cap. If you are familar with Hals you may also recognize the … [Read more...]

Lent…

I recognize that look... it's the look of someone who's about to get their hand stabbed if they don't remove it from my doughnut.

... I am terrible at Lent. I never seem to get it right. I can't stick to what I've given up or remain dedicated to what I've promised to do. The best I can muster is reading a book relating to Lent and a fish fry or two. Terrible, I know. I can not even cultivate a proper penitential atmosphere on my blog that so many others seem to do. But I will try though. There's merit in effort I've heard. At least I pray there is.Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and I am going to do what I typically do this … [Read more...]


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