Welcome to Catholic Sense, named for the column I write for Catholic newspapers. The articles posted so far, organized by subject or publication, can be found in the buttons to the right. Some of them have been revised a little.
The painting above is a section from Raphael’s The Fire in the Borgo San Pietro, found in the papal apartments in the Vatican. It shows Pope Leo IV being begged to do something about a fire in the pilgrim’s section of Rome near St. Peter’s. Leo made the sign of the Cross over the city and the fire went out. Some people are trying to put out the fire, some importuning the pope, some going about their business. This seemed to me a good symbol of the Catholic Church in action, as well as an interesting image in itself.
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— David Mills