Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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  • Spotlight Sociological Theory

    2002, the article came out exposing Cardinal Law and John G. Geoghan. Cardinal Law had paid $10M in damages to the victims of Geoghan and still he kept Geoghan on his payroll. He defended himself by saying that they had gotten Geoghan treatment and he had been deemed “cured”. The article publically called out 249 priests and brothers accused of sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese and Cardinal Law was aware of each one. The attention and care of which these five individuals gave to this case is remarkable. They angered the church, the Cardinal, family members, co-workers, and law enforcement but they never gave up. In December 2002, Cardinal Law resigned from the Boston Archdiocese. “…he was “reassigned” to the Bascilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, one of the highest ranking Roman Catholic churches in the world” (McCarthy, 2015). I was astonished when I read this information. How can a Bernard Law not be defrocked for the crimes that he covered up? He is just as guilty as the priests that committed the crimes. How then, is he promoted? I believe that there will continue to be sexual predators in the Church with people like him in charge.…

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  • Summary: A View Of Eighteen Or So Side Columns

    Chat Sumlin A View of Eighteen or So Side Columns “A View of Eighteen Side Columns” by Giovanni Battista Piranesi a beautiful piece of art designed to be printed and bought by patrons. Its visual depiction of what can initially be associated with Roman architecture after the fall of its empire is what initially captivates the viewer into looking deeper. The painting communicates using the placement of seemingly foreign figures amongst ruins to signify the survival of life and human…

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  • Palestrina Research Paper

    traveled to from his home in Palestrina to Rome. To be exact, his home town was just outside of Rome, which was then known as the Papal States. Palestrina's initial reason to go to Rome isn't known either, but scholars have made the assumption that his intention was to sell the family's produce and other products from their farm. While he was peddling his products, Palestrina would sing songs he made up. On one faithful day, a choir master heard him and was very impressed. The choir master,…

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  • Tommaso Di Ser Giovanni Di Mone Cassai Analysis

    Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Mone Cassai, called Masaccio, was born from a family descended from carpenters and furniture makers, on December 21, 1401, the feast day of St. Thomas, in Castel San Giovanni, today 's San Giovanni Valdarno (Arezzo). The father was the notary Ser Giovanni di Mone Cassai and the mother of Jacopa Martinozzo, daughter of an innkeeper of Barberino di Mugello. His father died young, at about twenty-seven years old, and his family finds itself in financial difficulty, both…

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