Saturday, August 02, 2008

Rome is dead and we miss the ciceroni...

Be glad you're at home. Yours truly just spent his first August day ever in Rome. It was dead. So dead that it was almost scary...and the heat has now arrived like the flip of a coin.

How does one celebrate? For yt it was off to the dusty Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum with a friend for his first paid tour of those sites ever (just 10 euro). Livid, yt always makes note that for the humanistic guides no mention of Christianity/martyrs is made in that they have been eliminated from the new version of the story.

When will faithful Catholics take back the giant tour industry in Rome from these devils?

In the old days there were the Roman ciceroni. They were the good guys. During the days of Pius IX and until the end of that century they were the best tour guides ever as they guided foreign visitors through Rome while giving them vibrant descriptions of the slaughter of the early Christians (stories which were often unhistorical and highly "creative").


Anonymous said...

Could you give this a little publicity please:

Saint Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association invites you to honour the Holy Year of St. Paul by attending Holy Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite (Missal of Blessed John XXIII) on Saturday, 30th August, 2008, at 11 a.m., in St. Paul’s Church, Emo, Co. Laois, Ireland, followed by a tour of Emo Court House and Gardens.

For the past 15 years, St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association has been working prayerfully for the provision of the Traditional Latin Liturgy in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin.

Please confirm your attendance to:

For further details consult:

God bless you!

Saint Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association

qualcosa di bello said...

i hear you!!!!