CNA reports: Hollywood actor Matt Marsden said that young Catholics need to get involved in movie-making and other artistic ventures if they want to change the culture. Full report is here.
Many years ago, when the Catholic magazine Triumph existed and I was one of its editors, Malcolm Muggeridge stopped by our Washington offices one day. Several of us joined him for drinks on the rooftop terrace of the nearby Washington … Continue reading
Here is a clip from Zenit’s interview with Ray Herrmann: Meeting Ray Herrmann, a humble man of deep faith, elicits an obvious question: how does he live out his faith in what is notoriously a hedonistic and irreligious environment? “Some … Continue reading
If this trailer is any indication, Cristiada is at least an attempt to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys. The URL for the film’s web site is http://www.cristiadafilm.com/. This is a teachable moment, folks. Tell all your friends … Continue reading
Katrina Fernandez, scholar of the history of art, has written an illuminating article, well worth reading, on the importance of beauty in the house of God and the sanctuary of the home. Patheos: Beauty makes the soul soar and is … Continue reading
If I ever get to Rome, this is a place I’d love to visit after a good number of churches. Elizabeth Lev takes us into a world of history and culture as she explores the latest public offering of the … Continue reading
I’ll never forget my maternal grandfather telling me this boyhood recollection of his Catholic upbringing in New Orleans. It seems that the good Sisters who taught him in grammar school imposed upon the children a vivid awareness of the Holy … Continue reading
Catholic Online: The Kober family in Buffalo, New York had an impressive painting on their wall that they nicknamed “The Mike.” Word had it that the painting, depicting Mary and Jesus was an original work by Michelangelo. A tennis ball … Continue reading
I am delighted that Michael Terheyden appreciated the importance of this brief but masterful study by philosopher, Josef Pieper. All of Doctor Pieper’s works are gems of wisdom, but this one is arguably his best. It’s a must read for … Continue reading
If you like Japanese art this is a worthy piece of work. Worthy of the great holy Archangel for sure. See here.
The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts announced that it has established a series of medieval-style Catholic guilds that will enable its students to gain skills and experience from master craftsmen in areas such as woodworking, sacred art, music, and … Continue reading
“Put not your faith in princes,” Scripture exhorts us. In our day and age it might be added, “Put not your faith in celebrities.” I say that on account of the case of Mel Gibson. Back when his movie The … Continue reading
No, this is not hymn to the glories of the drink. The anti-Bolshevik defenders of Russian tradition, including the monarchy, were known as the White movement. If you recognize the tune, chances are you know it from the 1812 Overture, … Continue reading
A classic Joe Sobran column has recently been posted on his web site: The Words and Deeds of Christ. The column makes for some elevated Holy Week reading. It’s not a meditation on the Passion, mind you, but the “lapsed … Continue reading