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The Holy Infant of Prague

The Church of Our Lady Victorious in the Czech Capital of Prague is also home to the shrine of the Infant of Prague. Growing up, it always fascinated me how elaborate this image was compared with other portrayals of Jesus. On visiting the shrine recently, I was equally fascinated to see that the statue was […]

Concrete Symbols

During the Protestant Reformation, one set of catch cries of the Reformers was the “Five Alones”. From the teaching of Martin Luther these phrases encapsulated the Protestant viewpoint: “By Scripture alone”, “By Faith alone”, “By Grace alone”, “Through Christ alone”, and “Glory to God alone.” Luther had objected to the selling of indulgences, holy relics, […]