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Under The Dome of Heaven – Baptisteries

A few posts ago, I noted that Venice contains extremely few free-standing Baptisteries.  Santa Maria Assunta on Torcello had one outside the “front door” of the basilica, connected through the front portico to the cathedral, and built soon after 639 A.D.  It was destroyed long … Continue reading

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Are You Compelled or Impelled?

The “Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation” (http://data.grammarbook.com) blog posted an article on Compel vs. Impel on June 19, 2008.  The article included the statement that, “Both compel and impel contain the idea of using physical or other force to cause … Continue reading

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Pallbearers of the Soul

Who or what are the “pallbearers” for the death of your dream, ambition, birthright, relationships, gifts or skills – of your joy?  In his book, St. Teresa – A Treasured Love Story (published by Basilica Press, Irving Texas, 2007), Bishop Fulton J. … Continue reading

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Reformation: Augsburg Confession Anniversary

Yesterday, June 25, was the 480th Anniversary of the presentation of the Augsburg Confession to Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire.  About two hundred people were present for the reading, including an impressive array of subscribing German princes.  … Continue reading

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