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The canvas of history

Painting landscapes in the classical academies was done indoors, to "improve upon nature" the way formal gardens arrange flowers according to geometry. 

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The Mysterious Coalescence

"Rome."  Gentle reader must imagine this syllable pronounced in a sustained, Gaelic way, as if the vowel sound would go on forever.  His eyes, too, could be rolling slightly.

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Scandal

A certain kind of journalism thrives on scandals, but they are not what theologians or any kind of deep thinkers mean by a scandal.

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ad orientem

In 2014, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea to be Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, with instructions to continue a "reform of the reform."

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