News Roundup: October 15, 2013

Was Mars Robert's surrender to a slovenly Grant the beginning of the "jeans at church" revolution?  Putting manners in a Christian and historical context, The Imaginative Conservative presents "A Requiem for Manners".

"Fr." Alexander Lucie-Smith explores the Catholic idea of familial love in the works of Verdi here and makes a case for Verdi having a Catholic soul here while also paying tribute to the traditional prayers of the Requiem Mass.  Verdi's work barely makes Stephen M. Klugewicz's top 10 list of favorite operas when he places La Traviata in ninth place.

The poetry of the towers, the harmony of the arches--Tradition in Action sings the praises of the castle of Chenonceaux.

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