Old Commercials

YouTube is great for a trip down memory lane. Remember the Crying Indian? Unfortunately, “Iron Eyes Cody” was really a kid from Louisiana, Espera de Corti, son of Sicilian immigrants. Still, the image was unforgettable. How about this? “Like father, like son.” I still find my self humming, “Buckle up for safety, buckle up.” Puffa…

Indulgences

If any newspaper can afford a professional religion writer, surely it is the New York Times.  There is no excuse for such shabby history as is represented by Paul Vitello’s article, Indulgences Return, a Door to Absolution Is Reopened (hat tip, Paul McCain). Like the Latin Mass and meatless Fridays, the indulgence was one of…