Michael Schrauzer
West portal and nave of Chartres Cathedral (1194-1260), Chartres, France. For most practical purposes, the glorious windows of Chartres are...
Karl Keating
For nearly 30 years I have kept a log of the books I have finished reading—not of those I have dipped into, browsed, read much of, or sampled,...
Cherie Peacock
The other night curiosity got the better of me and I watched the TV show Life on Mars. The premise is that a cop from the present wakes up to...
Michael Schrauzer
The Virgin of Humility (1435-1445) by Fra Angelico (Bl. Giovanni da Fiesole). Located in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain. How many...
Karl Keating
A few months ago I received a fund-raising letter signed by the president of a nonprofit organization that concerns itself chiefly with...
Michael Schrauzer
Composition No. IV (1911) by Wassily Kandinsky. Located in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany. (May be viewed at http...
Karl Keating
A few months ago my wife and I spent two weeks in England. She had several must-visit places on her list, and I had several on mine. Hers...
Ron Rychlak
A much-lauded documentary film grimly prophesies doomsday: worldwide climatological disaster resulting from mankind’s waste and willful...
Michael Schrauzer
Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint John the Evangelist (c. 1360) by Nardo di Cione. Located in the National Gallery of Art,...
Robert P. Lockwood
On the Wednesday after Election Day, November 1960, I was at the front of a line marching up the stairs at Christ the King grammar school in...