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damed if you do

Pope Francis goes undercover to reform Curia

Pope Francis in DisguiseThe news from the Holy See is so secretive that a year ago Pope Francis thought he needed to find out for himself to what extent the Roman Curia needed reform. Only now are we able to reveal the pontifical secret. The bishop of Rome did the unusual: he went undercover. Apparently, Francis has caught the eye of the acclaimed show whose executives at CBS confirmed “that Chief Executive Officer of The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Pope Francis would be appearing in … the hit television show Undercover Boss.”

We know he prefers an alias, so anything is possible for the CEO of the Catholic Church to do his own investigation of the workings –or, not– of the Roman Curia. Watch the show to see who Bishop of Rome sends on vacation.

A dog with talent

musical dog 'The Maastricht Hours', Liège 14th century (British Library, Stowe 17, fol. 172r).jpg

‘The Maastricht Hours’, Liège 14th century (British Library, Stowe 17, fol. 172r)

VIP party

VIP Party Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France ca. 1450-1470 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, fol. 85r).jpg

a VIP party

(popes, cardinals, bishops and abbots on the left. kings, princes and dukes on the right)

Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France ca. 1450-1470 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, fol. 85r)

Edward Gorey’s nativity

gorey Donald imagined things.jpgEdward Gorey would have been 88 today had he lived; Gorey died in 2000.

Born in Chicago and lived on Cape Cod having lived at times in NYC, Gorey’s imagination is wild and very humorous if you can recognize his line of thinking. As with artists he’s got a complex view of life and personal history.

Edward Gorey is a Harvard educated, self-taught artist of the Gashleycrumb Tines and The Doubtful Guest among other works.
Gorey is one who makes me laugh and think. And from the first time meeting his work by way of a Jesuit friend of mine, Gorey has provided me a chance to think outside the box with his mysterious, macabre and merry sense of humor. Thanks to my friend Camille for reminding of the birthday.
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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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