Antoniazzo Romano…

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not all religions are created equal, sometimes I am right, and I like kittens more than being ecumenical…

... I always have the most frustrating conversations about religion with my close friend, who shall forever be referred to here as The Non-Catholic. The Non-Catholic & I have tried without success to date on several occasions. In every possible way we are compatible except for matters of faith and religion. It is for that reason we remain such close friends, and nothing more. Sometimes love can not conquer all, which is why when asked I do not recommend people start romantic relationships with … [Read more...]

The Nativity, Willem Benson…

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I don’t normally follow celebrity gossip but how can you not follow the link to read the full article when the picture shows a celeb wearing what looks to be bacon…

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Heaven on earth, a look at Mt. Athos…

... In case you missed it, 60 Minutes had a wonderful piece Christmas evening on Mt. Athos. If you follow THIS LINK can read the show's transcripts or watch the entire episode. Also, follow THIS LINK to view behind the scenes footage.My son was particularly taken with the idea that these holy men pray all day without ceasing. Is that even possible, he asked, but you could clearly see their lips moving in prayer as they pick fruit, paint icons, and sweep the floors. Over and over, … [Read more...]

it’s still Christmas…

... I hope you all had a very Merry and blessed Christmas and will continue to do so for the rest of the season. Yes, it's still Christmas. To celebrate, I will be posting a daily art feature for Christmastide. Enjoy.Nativity by Ortolano Ferrarese, c.1520's … [Read more...]

Agnolo Bronzino …

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Christ is born, Glorify Him!

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all this talk about what ladies should wear, how about we address the fashion faux pas committed by modern males everywhere – the forty year old frat boy attire…

Judging from various comments received here and articles circulating the internet, it would seem gentlemen too have quite a bit to say on the topic of ladies fashion, what they prefer and what they consider appropriate. Pat Archbold writes an interesting piece about the loss of "pretty" and "innocence" in favor of "hot" and "trampy". It's a great piece; pop over and check it out. While I am not debating his thoughts on the matter, thoughts that I totally agree with, I want to expand on them … [Read more...]