The lost art of the recumbent Christ

April 16, 2022 James Day 2

Beginning in the mid-1300s, startlingly lifelike, carved effigies of the entombed Christ punctuated cathedral chapels throughout the Alsace region of modern-day France. These Holy Graves, as they were called, were simple monuments. Christ lay recumbent […]

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Mark Twain, Freemason

August 18, 2021 James Day 15

Following the work done by my father and other relatives, I wanted to look deeper into my grandmother’s paternal line, which led back to Protestant Germany, far from my overwhelming Irish Catholic roots. I was […]

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A woman of faith directs a Man of God

June 22, 2021 James Day 3

“Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” This simple prayer is repeated continuously throughout Man of God by the film’s title character, Bishop Nektarios (Aris Servetalis), venerated as Saint Nektarios […]

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He shall be called “Father Benedict”

May 6, 2017 James Day 2

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization disagrees with the title “pope emeritus” when referring to Benedict XVI—or for any future pope who might follow Benedict’s footsteps to abdicate and […]


Hope Dies Hard: The Ballad of LeBron James

July 12, 2014 James Day 0

Bill Simmons’ July 11th article about basketball star LeBron James is entitled “God Loves Cleveland”. Everyone remotely interested in basketball knows the story of LeBron and Cleveland: his wunderkind prowess, his straight-to-NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers)-from-high school […]