When the Poor See Beauty

Pope St. Martin

Are material needs the only concern of the poor?  Do only rich people need beauty?  An architecture professor at Notre Dame considers what the poor need in Catholic church design, in this thoughtful essay via Crisis Magazine.

What did the Renaissance man value?  We can get an idea by reading this Medievalists.net description of Florence by a local merchant.  Of particular interest is his enthusiasm for the pious practices of the people.

No, we don't "do" politics, but there's a little wiggle room for Clyde Wilson to list what the Republican Congress will not do, in this "reality check" piece from Chronicles.  He does a grand follow-up--yes, even more things the Republican Congress will not do.

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