Holy See

Hey fellow adventurers! In an earlier post I promised to elaborate and (attempt to) explain the Holy See. It’s a bit complicated so I’ll give a brief explanation and link a must-read site and a must-watch video. They’re super quick and very interesting!

Very simply: The Holy See is the government of the Catholic church. The pope both rules over Vatican City and controls the Holy See. But don’t get them confused. The Holy See owns property all around the world (mostly churches), and Vatican City is just the most famous. The Holy See often involves itself with international issues, including, but not limited to issues regarding human rights, peace and conflict prevention, poverty eradication and development, environmental protection, and inter-religious understanding. Though we can’t forget its ties to Catholicism, since the Holy See is also in charge of making laws for the Catholic church.

You can read a little bit more about it here, and its relations to the United States (I apologize if anyone outside of the United States feels ostracized since that is never my intention):

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3819.htm

Or you can watch the YouTube video down below. I love cute, little informational videos like this. I highly recommend you watch the whole thing, but if you really want to skip the history part since that was my last blog post, skip to 1:38.

By the way if you’ve been leaving me questions, I’m sorry that I don’t respond to them very often. To be honest, I have a hard time getting to them because I must filter out at least 1,000 spam comments every week. Spam containing links is most of what I see. And I actually don’t get that many questions about the content of the blog. The question that comes up most often is what program I use. I use Word Press through the site where my father-in-law bought the web address bryannabartel.com. However, it’s very frustrating doing it that way because even though I do pay for Word Press through the website, Word Press acts like I’m just another blogger using the free version. The second most popular question is about my layout. It just came with Word Press. And the last most popular question is whether it’s difficult/time consuming to write a blog. For me, that depends on the topic. Music and food blogs are my favorite because most of the time is spent listening to music and eating food, so no, not difficult. But some topics require more research, and it honestly feels like I’m back in college again writing a short essay sometimes. Depending on what’s happening in my life, it can be difficult to write 3 blog posts a week. So far, I’ve only missed one blog though. I do have the snacks, uneaten, that I was planning on reviewing for that post so later on I might just double post one of these days. And while I’m talking about myself (which I never do), I might as well tell anyone who doesn’t know me, I’m pregnant. When the baby is due in July, I’m going to try really hard to keep up this blog but I can’t promise that I won’t miss some days. This is my first kid, and I really can’t say how blogging and being a mother will go. Plenty of mothers do it so maybe I’ll still be publishing 3 posts a week. If you’ve read this far, thank you, and that’s my little heads up that this blog might get even more sporadic later this year. Well that’s all for today’s post! Thank you so much for reading for my blog! And as always, until our next adventure!

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