Arts News

The story of Christmas has long been a classic. 

Seeing the nativity story from the animals’ point of view … well, that’s another story altogether, though the director of animated film The Star has hopes for it becoming a classic, too. 

Poetry book a bittersweet dream come true

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It was always Rani Rivera’s dream to become a published poet, much like her mother Patria. What she didn’t know was that her dream would come true after her own death.

Granddaughter sheds fresh light on Dorothy Day

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Opening up the family vault for public scrutiny is never easy, even when your grandmother is considered a saint by many people.

Art experts solve Renaissance mystery in papal palace

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VATICAN CITY – Two works painted by Renaissance master Raphael have been newly identified after art experts restored famous frescoes in the Apostolic Palace of Vatican City.

Syriac Christian artist calls paintings of war 'a cry for help'

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LANCASTER, England – A huge plume of grey smoke billows into a vivid blue sky as rooftops and buildings buckle into twisted iron and debris and then begin to fall. Beneath the smoke, human wreckage of the blast is visible: faces of victims contorted in pain and others dead, lying in pools of their own blood.

Man builds replica of St. Peter's Square with 36,000 toothpicks

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VATICAN CITY – The Eiffel Tower, the Roman Coliseum, the Statue of Liberty, the Taj Mahal; are just some of the universal monuments that a Colombian teacher makes to scale out of little wooden sticks (toothpicks).

Baltimore archdiocese discusses murdered nun case ahead of Netflix series

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BALTIMORE, Md. – No one knows who killed Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik.

Artist puts art to work to fund parish renovation

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Ernesto Castro believes in putting his art where his faith is.

Martyrs' Shrine poised for transformation

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Mystics, missionaries and martyrs helped found the Church in Canada. Their lives of faith, their dreams, their failures and successes set the template for who we are meant to be. Which is why a summer pilgrimage to the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ont., can be more than a pleasant Sunday outing.

Winners of the 2017 Easter Drawing Contest

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For Jaclyn Dela Cruz, to properly depict the Resurrection she had to capture how Jesus might have felt on that first Easter morning.