Religious films showcased at Hollywood festival

NEW YORK – Religious movies with a Catholic focus will be among those showcased at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood April 28-May 1.

The Bible is among 10 ‘most challenged’ books of 2015

What does the Bible have in common with Fifty Shades of Grey or one of John Green’s best-selling young adult novels?

Chesterton a ‘prophet of our times’

TORONTO – Although much of his work relies on long outdated references, there is still an inherent value to reading G.K. Chesterton’s essays, novels and short stories for Canadians today.

Caravaggio calls to Francis across the centuries

If Pope Francis wanted a single image to illustrate the special Year of Mercy that is the current focus of his ministry and, indeed, at the heart of his pontificate, he could do no better than choosing an underappreciated masterpiece by the Italian artist Caravaggio.

Life of Jesus recalled through the power of classical music

TORONTO – The life of Jesus Christ has for centuries been a compelling story for artists and musicians.

'God's not Dead 2' and 'Miracles from Heaven' blessed with ticket sales

Evangelical Christian inspiration and apologetics are filling theater seats, with two films in the top five for box office last weekend.

The Story of God shares Morgan Freeman’s questions of faith

CHICAGO - It all started about seven years ago when actor Morgan Freeman visited the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

Noticing the mosaics of Jesus inside the museum, Freeman asked his tour guide, who was Muslim, if the tiles had been covered over when the building, originally a Greek Orthodox church, was used as a mosque.

The Heart of Creativity, where faith meets art

For anyone looking to figuratively and literally brush up on their faith, Kingston Ont.’s Providence Spirituality Centre is the place to be in May.

Migrant crisis inspires Regis College art exhibition

TORONTO - Truth in all forms of human expression reveals the sacred. Since the beginning, the Church has encouraged artists to express and complement the Gospel message through art.

Sequel mirrors reality of faith's place in secular world

God’s Not Dead 2 is more of art reflecting life when faith is put on trial again in the sequel to the 2014 surprise blockbuster, God's Not Dead.

Creativity on display in 2016 Catholic Register art contest

Before she picked up her paint brush, Belové Da Silva turned to the Bible and was inspired to create what turned out to be a winning entry in The Catholic Register’s annual Easter drawing contest for elementary school children.

Nun recounts rape, abuse by priest in memoir backed by Catholic Church

ROME - The Catholic Church, under scrutiny for its response to clergy sex abuse scandals, is backing the publication of an Italian nun’s shocking account of her rape as a teenager and years of subsequent abuse by her parish priest in Milan.

The little things make The Perfect Gift

In 22 years, one story stands out among thousands of Chalice Canada’s success stories.

It’s a story about two friends worlds apart and two doves.