From one Catholic novelist to another

Acclaimed and prolific Canadian Catholic author Michael O’Brien once said, “If creators of Christian culture hope to produce work that will bear good fruit, we must draw our life from the true source — our living Saviour. He is real. He is present.”

Religious message in a bottle

Peter Rego was 15 years old and growing up in Pakistan when the artistic bug first bit him.

Faith and reality confront addiction

Lay-chaplain Michael Buhler sees the effects of addiction each day on the rough downtown streets of Timmins, Ont.

Young artistic talent inspires hope for Ukraine

A painting by Grade 10 student Pavel Telega is turning heads and inspiring optimism for peace in Ukraine and beyond.

Beauty in sacrifice: Art, science of Christ's death are featured in Granada exhibition

An exhibition in Spain featuring a hyper-realistic depiction of Jesus' lifeless body gives a greater appreciation and understanding of the Passion, much like centuries-old artistic works that adorn countless churches around the world, said art curator Álvaro Blanco.

Western University project aims to preserve stained glass

Dr. Cody Barteet quickly became fascinated by the art and craft of stained-glass production when he joined St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in London, Ont., over a dozen years ago.

While theologically lacking, Jesus Revolution still groovy

The Woodstock generation gets religion in the warmhearted fact-based drama Jesus Revolution (Lionsgate). Refreshingly free of the usual objectionable ingredients, this generally appealing Evangelically-flavoured look back at a somewhat surprising chapter in Baby Boomer history is doctrinally dodgy but ethically uplifting.

Boldly going to frontier of ‘science and religion’

Are science and religion fundamentally opposed to each other? That common notion has “worked a lot of mischief,” said Bishop Robert Barron, who launched a new conference Jan. 13-14 to show how the Catholic Church champions “the unity of faith and reason.”

Steadfast Worship aiming for a ‘Louder’ new year

The up-and-coming Catholic youth band Steadfast Worship’s new song “Louder” is rippling soundbites within Toronto’s Catholic community, following its official release last month.