Daily Archives: 16 December 2021

Christmas Stamps 1968: Return of the Angel

For Catholics, the Annunciation (right, painted by Jan Van  Eyck, and in possession of the National Gallery of Art) is an Advent Fourth Sunday event. Or March 25th. Not Christmas as such. The US Post Office didn’t care in 1968.  … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 26: Catechesis, Part 8: The Last Things

When the Church preaches or teaches eschatology, it needs to be about more than scare tactics. We need virtuous people motivated by goodness, rather than not-damnation. Nor can the church omit, without serious mutilation of her essential message, a constant … Continue reading

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