Last article of section "Arts and Culture"
For the past few years, the last week of Ordinary Time finds me thinking of Adam Sandler,Quadropheniaand the seemingly impossible weight of my fallenness. Allow me to explain the intersection of these three thoughts in my cerebral circuitry. Around this time a few years ago I rented the DVD ofReign Over Me, a...read more
Articles from section "Arts and Culture"
The Galleria Borghese museum, one of Rome's jewels, hosted an usual guest from Florence during Holy Week. Verrocchio's statues of Doubting Thomas and Christ, usually found along Florence's …read more
The world is charged with the grandeur of God. As Pope Francis’ fellow Jesuit, Gerard Manley Hopkins, wrote, God’s presence is energetic and all-encompassing. And men of our age have grown …read more
From "Vacant Apostolic See" (Part III: The Conclave and the election of the Roman Pontiff; Chapter IV: Places, Furnishings, Vestements and instruments; Paragraph III). * * * On a tapestry …read more
The surprising news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation has sparked myriad reactions and interpretations. Many media outlets in Rome juggled outlandish terms like schism or scandal or quitter, …read more
For a seminar entitled “Text and Worldview,” in which a group of students (from different majors) and I read books and watch films and discuss the worldview of the author/producers, I had …read more