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  • Third bomber at Paris's Bataclan music hall identified

    12/09/2015 1:09:58 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    France24 ^ | 2015-12-09 | AFP
    23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg has been identified as the third bomber involved in the Nov. 13 attacks at Paris's Bataclan music hall, police sources said Wednesday. Foued Mohamed Aggad went to Syria with his brother and a group of friends at the end of 2013, according to a source close to the investigation. Most of the others were arrested in spring last year upon their return to France but Aggad stayed on in Syria, the source said. The Bataclan shootings were part of a co-ordinated attack that killed 130 people in Paris and which was...
  • Chartres Cathedral: Sooty-Dark or Sparkling White, It’s Still Saving Souls

    10/24/2015 2:00:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies
    Aletelia ^ | October 24, 2015 | WILLIAM NEWTON
    If you have not been following the art and architecture comentariat of late—and after all, that’s what you read me for—then you may be unaware of a tempest brewing around the restoration of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Chartres, France. Universally considered to be one of the greatest works of architecture on the planet, the Medieval architecture of Chartres and its magnificent stained-glass windows have inspired writers, artists and composers, as well as many imitators. Beginning in 2008 the French government began to restore the building and in the process has removed much of the soot, dust and...
  • Great cathedrals are 'catechism in stone', says architect

    03/17/2007 4:00:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 757+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 16, 2007
    Madison, WI, Mar 16, 2007 / 10:41 am (CNA).- Cathedrals should be a "catechism in stone that represents the whole diocese," said architect Duncan Stroik at a recent lecture on church architecture. The associate professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame spoke at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison March 8th, as part of the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Lecture Series. His talk addressed an imminent concern for the diocese. St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison was destroyed by fire in March 2005 and the diocese is currently discussing plans for a new cathedral. According to the...
  • Art Appreciation/Education Series II “class” #2: Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture

    10/08/2005 8:08:00 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 38 replies · 13,424+ views
    10/8/05 | republicanprofessor
    In our last “class” on Greco-Roman, Early Christian and Byzantine Art, we saw how the realism of Greece and Rome was repudiated for more spiritual abstraction. The Christians saw the soul as more important than the weighty, physical body, and thus their works were flat and filled with the gold of paradise. My connection to spiritual twentieth century abstraction received mixed results, but that’s fine. Today, we’ll see how artists gradually added some bulk and realism to their work from 1000-1400. Then in the next “class,” we’ll study how the Italian Renaissance united a rebirth of Greco-Roman realism with Christian...
  • The Remnant to Return to Chartres for 13th Consecutive Year

    05/25/2004 8:29:07 AM PDT · by tridentine · 16 replies · 156+ views
    The Remnant ^ | May 31, 2004 | Michael J. Matt
    A few hours from now I will board an airplane bound for France. On Pentecost weekend, we will be walking the grand Pilgrimage of Notre Dame de Chretiente from Paris to Chartres, France. I ask readers to please keep Gerry Matatics, Chris Ferrara, Fr. McDonald, myself and 50 fellow Americans in your prayers as we undertake this journey and the difficult 3-day, 70-mile walking Pilgrimage across France. I will certainly remember all the readers and friends of this apostolate in my prayers during this time. I also ask readers to be patient as our next issue may be delayed by...
  • Tourism ugly from lack of Americans

    06/14/2003 9:59:39 AM PDT · by lilylangtree · 109 replies · 1,021+ views
    Universal Press Syndicate | 6-14-2003 | Tad Bartimus
    CANAL DU MIDI, France--It's high summer in France: bikinis blossom on the beach at St. Tropez and lovers stroll in lingering twilight beneath the Eiffel Tower. The only things missing from these postcard-perfect scenes are Americans. Still fuming over French President Jacques Chirac's active opposition to the war in Iraq, Americans are taking out their ire by staying home or vacationing elsewhere. "I doubt I'll ever set foot in France again," a hawkish friend from Kansas e-mailed me. Other friends who are veterans echoed the same sentiment. "France?" You couldn't pay me to go there!" snorted one. Well, somebody did...