FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: "Well . . . it's not as if we're running a hospital for sick children down here, let's put it that way. Where's the nobility in patching up a bunch of old tables and chairs? Corrosive to the soul, quite possibly. I've seen too many estates not to know that. Only - if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn't it? And isn't that the whole point of things - beautiful things - that they connect you to some larger beauty?" from Donna Tartt's, "The Goldfinch"
QUOTE II: "But . . . if a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, think, and feel, you don't think, 'oh, I love this painting because it speaks to all mankind.' That's not the reason anyone loves a piece of art. It's a secret whisper from an alleyway. Psst, you. Hey kid. Yes you." same source
IN OTHER NEWS:
If you join the American Chesterton Society before January 27th, you get a free lapel pin. Lucky you. I didn't get one. Go here.
The Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter states, "Pope Francis said, 'No chorus is as wonderful as the squeaks, squeals and banter of children.' Have you ever used the "cry room" during Mass?" Take the online pole here.
Boston Globe hires journalist to focus on Catholic stories. Read more here.
You may not want to watch this week's video. "Extremely disturbing video footage from Argentina shows a mob at a recent protest attacking and sexually molesting a group of Rosary-praying Catholic men who were peacefully protecting the cathedral in the city of San Juan from threats of vandalism." See story and video here.