England to Be Rededicated to Mary, the Other Queen of England, on March 29
This essay by historian Joseph Pearce titled “Her Immaculate Majesty: The Other Queen of England” ties together several interesting bits of history and literature, including these and more: the history of how England came to be known as Our Lady’s Dowry, the rise of the once-famous shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham and its later shameful destruction by Henry VIII, and St. John Henry Newman’s Poem, “The Pilgrim Queen.” A replica of the mediaeval statue of Our Lady of Walsingham has been on pilgrimage to all of England’s cathedrals for the past two years. The pilgrimage will culminate on March 29 with formal rededication of the country to Our Lady at Westminster Cathedral in London, at the rebuilt shrine at Walsingham, at all the other cathedrals of England, and in many parishes and homes.
On the Paradoxes of Toni Morrison’s Catholicism: Nick Ripatrazone Considers the Faith of an American Icon
Toni Morrison was named Chloe at birth, but when she converted to Catholicism in 1943 when she was 12 years old, she took Anthony (!) as her baptismal name, which later shortened to Toni. The linked essay examines her writings in light of her Catholic faith. Even though by the last decade of her life, she seems to have replaced Catholic beliefs with “an idiosyncratic theology, a set of beliefs of her own making,” Morrison once said that she had taken the faith seriously for “years and years and years.”
Toni Morrison – Catholic novelist?
Catholic English Teacher @ blogspot examines Morrison’s work also in search of an answer to the stated question.
The First Recorded Pizza Delivery Was To A Catholic Bishop… In the 10th Century!
“The first ever usage of the word “pizza” [“pizze” in Italian] was found recorded in a document stored in the archives of the Cathedral of Saints Erasmus and Marciano and Santa Maria Assunta in Gaeta, Italy. The document, entitled codex diplomaticus cajtanus, was a rental agreement over the usage of a mill and its associated land that the Church owned at the time. In the lease the son of Duke Marino II, Bernardo, had agreed to pay the Bishop of Gaeta in pizza for the usage of the mill.” A Facebook comment corroborated the UCatholic article: “I looked it up. Twelve pizzas (duodecim pizze) were to be delivered,” and he provided this link to his source.