Shells for Shells

From John Osborne’s play, Luther: A man without Christ becomes his own shell. We are content with shells. Some shells are whole men and some are small trinkets. And, what are the trinkets? To day is the eve of All Saints, and the holy relics will be on show to you all; to the hungry…

The Goddess of Tepeyac

It’s that time of year when Mexicans, pious Catholic or not, demonstrate their devotion to “Our Lady of Guadalupe.” The myth is that Mary appeared to an Indian, Juan Diego, and as proof, imprinted her image on his cloak. History and science have demonstrated that it’s a fraud. Even the caretaker of the shrine in…