Christ the King, my King!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/20/2022

The story is told about a flight attendant who announced that there were only 40 dinner packs for the 140 passengers on board that evening flight. There was much grumbling and complaining, and even threats of lawsuits.…

Heaven today, and someday

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/06/2022

The story is told about a wife who asked her husband: “Honey, is it true that in Heaven, we will not recognize each other, and will not even meet each other there and then?” In jest, the…

The garden of earthly delights

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 11/19/2016

The Museo del Prado in Madrid houses “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” a triptych done in oil on oak by the 16th century Dutch painter, Hieronymus Bosch. The work has drawn many diverse interpretations, especially the central…

Our tattered mortal dress

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 10/22/2016

In 1885, the French painter Jacques Joseph Tissot, who changed his first name to James, experienced a reawakening of his Catholic faith. His mother, Marie Durand, herself a Catholic, had made sure that he would grow up…

There’s something about Martha

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 07/16/2016

In 1618, the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez painted “Christ in the House of Martha and Mary.” The work, done in oil on canvas, depicts two women in the kitchen, one young, the other elderly. The young woman,…

The face of evil

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 02/13/2016

The 16th-century Portuguese painter and art critic Francisco da Hollanda hailed his contemporary, the Flemish artist Simon Bening, as the greatest master of illumination (the decoration of manuscripts) in all of Europe. While boning up on Bening,…

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