Father Feeney used to say that we should not call Saint Anne the grandmother of God but “the mother of the Mother of God.” Otherwise we’d end up calling Saint Joachim the grandfather of God, etc, etc. Our Lady’s … Continue reading
Faith and Culture, Hilaire Belloc: Of Courtesy, it is much less Than Courage of Heart or Holiness, Yet in my Walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in Courtesy. More here.
National Catholic Register, K,V, Turley: I’ve been beat up, I been pushed and shoved, but never really knocked down. But the pain of this was more Than I’d ever felt before. Yeah, I was broke. In July 2016 Craig Morgan … Continue reading
Aleteia, J.P. Mauro: Standing as a symbol of the enduring faith of Nigeria’s Catholic community, the Jesus de Greatest statue is the largest image of Christ on the African continent. Measuring 28 feet tall and weighing in at 40 tons, the statue has … Continue reading
He loved the Faith, loved life, knew 17 languages, traveled the world with his heart in Italy where he (although American) was born and died. He wrote 15 volumes of prose and mastered just about every art he dabbled in. … Continue reading
“I think, first of all, being an Italian American I’ve been exposed to the existence of Padre Pio for a long time and being raised a Catholic, it’s all part of the natural progression. Then, as it turns out, a … Continue reading
+uCatholic, Billy Ryan: Today, we consider Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper to be one of the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance polymath. However, that notion that da Vinci’s depiction of Christ announcing he would be betrayed … Continue reading
CNA, Perry West: A young Catholic artist has drawn an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on her parents’ driveway bringing religious art to her local community during the quarantine. More here with pictures.
Crisis, Joseph Pearce: The fact that Shakespeare was a believing Catholic in very anti-Catholic times can be proven beyond any reasonable doubt. The evidence is convincing in terms of what is known about his life and from what can be … Continue reading
Crisis, Peter A. Kwasniewski: In February, I read a novel for a men’s book club (back then, we still had the good fortune to be able to meet for normal social interactions; March’s meeting got canceled). The novel was Graham Greene’s The … Continue reading
NOR, David Mills: She was leaning her head on her dad’s shoulder, the girl with her parents two rows in front of me at Ash Wednesday Mass. When she stood up, she reminded me of myself in junior high, wearing jeans … Continue reading
When we stand before the Lord for our particular judgement, how will He decide whether to admit us into the company of the saved (if only after a time of purification) or banish us from His presence forever? The question … Continue reading
There is no art form, whether it be painting, music, architecture or any other, that modernity with its inherent rejection of the past hasn’t made uglier, less enriching, less uplifting, than what used to exist. Abstraction did it to painting, … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, K.V. Turley: Alfred Hitchcock died 40 years ago on April 29, 1980. It is also 100 years since he started working in the film industry in 1920. Hitchcock’s career and life had began in the reign of … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Jay Copp: [Daniel] Mitsui jokingly calls himself a “spirit of Nicea II Catholic.” His understanding of the role of religious art has its roots 1,200 years ago with that Church council, which reversed an earlier council’s suppression … Continue reading