Daily Archives: September 27, 2013

Celebrating St. Francis, one or the other of them…

Big Jim Griffith, the Southwestern folklore expert who writes a blog for the Arizona Daily Star, has another piece about local observances of Catholic saints’ days. This one talks about traditions that meld appreciation for St. Francis of Assisi, the … Continue reading

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Papayas, Kalashnikovs, the rosary: The world of one Vatican diplomat

VATICAN CITY — Imagine every time you wanted to go outside you needed to give 72 hours advanced notice and then be escorted by guards “armed to the teeth,” toting Kalashnikovs and making you look “like someone arrested and taken … Continue reading

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