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Common Non-Sensical

Voltaire famously wrote, “Common sense is not so common.” I agree – any sense that might be deemed as common (Don’t put your hand over the fire; Look both ways before crossing busy streets; Stop when there’s resistance, etc.) is subject to the perception and cultural identification of the individual whose sense is in question.  266 more words

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Roma 2016 // Day 3

Day 3 – Vatican City.

It was pissing it down big time on our 3rd day in Rome, so we decided to visit a museum, and that museum was in the Vatican City. 111 more words

'We don't need your dirty money': Pope tells church benefactors

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has a message for church benefactors: The church doesn’t want your money if it comes from exploited workers.

Francis railed against employers who mistreat and underpay their workers during his general audience Wednesday. 105 more words


New Year's Day in Vatican City

The Vatican is a pretty interesting place to visit regardless of whether you’re a Catholic or not with its beautiful architecture and historical importance. The Christmas and New Year period is a particularly good time to come, with visitors being able to see the festive celebrations and the Pope’s first message of the year. 344 more words


Rome’s Best-Kept Secret: Vatican Rooftop Coffee Bar

By Mary Van Hollebeke

When climbing the St. Peter’s Basilica Cupola this weekend, I was surprised to find a rooftop cafe above the church.

The door was situated directly in front of the Basilica’s dome. 655 more words