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March 12, 2006 Archives

High Art

posted by awelborn

So…did you go to any museums in Rome? Well, strictly speaking, except for the Vatican Museums…no. No need to, not when you’ve got Bernini in the churches. (Although I was sort of hoping, somehow, to squeeze in the Capitoline, but […]

Light into darkness

posted by awelborn

I followed the Sistine Chapel restoration controversy at a distance as it occurred years ago, so I was particularly interested to see a couple of unrestored, uncleaned patches that have been left up for the sake of comparison. Those patches […]

Travel Notes

posted by awelborn

From the category: "Why didn’t we think of this in the first place?" One the very last day of our trip, as noted below, we went to San Croce in Gerusalemme, to venerate the relics there, explore the church, meet […]

Roundup Time

posted by awelborn

Against the Grain has one of those typically excellent round-ups of news and commentary on Benedict XVI from the past couple of weeks. Oh, and Here’s a Zenit story on what B. said to the univeristy students on Saturday evening: […]

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No? about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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