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‘Keane’ on Rupnik

Father Marko Rupnik’s work reminds me of the art attributed to Walter Keane, the American artist who was popular in…


Some Lessons from the Great Pagans

I’ve been spending a fair bit of time with pagans lately. Not the modern, self-indulgent, falsely idealistic, entitled, uninteresting kind…


Scuffles in Brussels

So, I was in Rome recently chasing down information for a book and noticed that, at the time I’d be…


Holy Days of Obligation

We need to talk about something, and I’ve already told you what it is above. Here are the remaining obligatory…


A Dignity Still to be Determined

Reading the Declaration on Human Dignity (“Infinite Dignity”), issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) yesterday,…


‘The Taking of Christ’ by Caravaggio

There are seven men: a fleeing follower of Jesus, assumed by art experts to be St. John; the Incarnate God;…


The Time of the Gentiles

In the events just commemorated over the Easter Triduum, Jesus “conquered sin and death,” told us that He has “overcome…


Synodal News and a Papal Saga

long time ago, on a planet far away, serious Catholics looked forward to each new document from the Vatican or…


History, Sacred and Not

Today is “Dante Day,” according to someone, somewhere. (It’s also – who knows how? – National Napping Day, National Immune…


Weltanschauungen: Reflections on ‘Freud’s Last Session’

As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a Den, and…