Arts News

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – When Pope Francis urged that the Gospel be preached at the peripheries of society, he may not have had the street artists of Bushwick in mind.

Refugees are a vision in bronze for sculptor Timothy Schmalz

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Christian artist Timothy Schmalz is putting a face to the label “refugee” with a new bronze sculpture.

Nuns of pop band Siervas says ministry spans service and music

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LIMA, Peru – When people wave at members of the pop band Siervas as they drive through the city, the nuns in the musical group know they've arrived on the world stage.

Quebec sculptor, who created a new vision for the cross, dies at age 77

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Quebec sculptor Jacques Bourgault, whose contemporary, carved wooden statues of a triumphant, risen Christ on the cross hang in churches throughout North America, has died at the age of 77.

B.C. artist depicts St. Paul as a First Nations icon

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VANCOUVER – A Vancouver church has acknowledged the rich First Nations heritage of its parishioners by installing an icon of St. Paul the Apostle wearing a woven cedar hat and holding a talking stick and cedar bough.

Vatican gallery reopens after seven-year restoration

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VATICAN CITY – One of the jewels in the Vatican Museums will reopen to the public after a $2.4 million makeover to make it earthquake resistant.

Producer out to fill video void for Catholic kids

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Jason Taylor logged on to Facebook one June afternoon and found a post that triggered an idea he long carried in his mind.

'Man Up!' play brings powerful message of mentoring hopeless young men

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OTTAWA – In very dramatic fashion, the Vancouver-based Boys Club Network has taken its case for mentoring programs to Parliament Hill.

Iconography classes draw non-Orthodox in search of spiritual images

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WASHINGTON – Anna Schalk finds herself weeping each time she enters an Orthodox church and gazes at the flat, colorful icons of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

One-woman shows bring Scripture to life

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When Elisa Lollino performs, it’s not just a play. It’s also a form of prayer.

The ‘Homer Simpsonization’ of men in the media today is a very troubling trend

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Two recent films, Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg and Sully starring Tom Hanks, represent something of a breath of fresh air. Both movies feature men who are intelligent, virtuous and quietly heroic. If this strikes you as a banal observation, that just means you haven’t been following much of the popular culture for the past 20 years.