Tag Archives: architecture

Signs and Ceremonies

I just finished reading Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). I acquired a second edition copy from my grandfather’s estate in 1998. He was one of the very few Catholics in my family. It’s […]

Stairway(s) to Heaven

Pittsburgh is usually known for its bridges, the number of which is only second to Venice. This fellow has discovered that da ‘Burgh has some pretty spiffy steps, too. Boston native steps all over Pittsburgh, mapping stairs as he goes Wednesday, October 27, 1999 By Diana Nelson Jones, Post-Gazette Staff Writer “About 15 people on […]

Send In The Clones

Uh-oh, did George Lucas clone a library for Attack of the Clones? Jedi Archives Clones Long Room, Trinity Attacks “The above image is a shot of the Long Room Library, Trinity College of Dublin. Or is it? Actually it’s not, it’s an image of the Jedi Archives in the most recent episode of the Star […]

Cathedral Ruination

This cathedral’s so-called “renovation” is an abomination. On top of the that, the archbishop who authorized it is downright insubordinate and disrespectful of the Vatican’s authority. Weakland’s Cathedral RenovationsModern iconoclasts continue turning artistic treasures into pagan atrocities Last week, Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland began a $4.5 million renovation of the Cathedral of St. John the […]