Think the age of the catacomb churches has come to a close? Think again:
Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little known outside Eastern Europe. For centuries, miners have extracted salt there, but left behind things quite startling and unique. Take a look at the most unusual salt mine in the world.
From the outside, Wieliczka Salt Mine doesn’t look extr... More
This photo is from last year’s Holy Thursday (I believe) – this year’s liturgy has begun in Rome:
I’ve been reading the Pope’s newest book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, and enjoying it immensely. My goal has been to read along with the pope’s narrative of the final events of Jesus’ life in between attending Triduum liturgies this year. So far, so great!... More
The pictures say it all:
A boy runs to hug Pope Benedict XVI as he leads a weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 2. The boy managed to sneak through security to greet the pontiff. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters)
Pope Benedict XVI greets a child during his weekly general audience on Feb. 2 in Paul VI hall at The Vatican. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP – Getty Images)
A boy, ... More
AmP reader Mary responded to my request to make this photo even more powerful:
Many friends are also making this graphic their Facebook profile picture for the weekend:
Make a statement for the vulnerable unborn today!
From The Courtier comes unwelcome tidings that brave new frontiers in the search for tackiness are being opened up in the Netherlands:
That’s right – this lounge is located where the high altar of the Church used to be.
The Courtier, with palpable regret, pens the eulogy for this once-sacred space.
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Quiet images of Rome waiting for the little child’s birth:
St. Peter’s Square at nightfall. Photo: Getty Images
The Vatican’s nativity scene, with empty manger. Photo: Getty Images
Pope Benedict holding a candle. Photo: Getty Images
St. Peter’s Square, with Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene.
Photo: AP Photo
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I think this should be framed and placed in pro-life offices, etc:
“Pro-life: a good fit!”
An Amp reader discovered this image here.