Arts News

At 90, Jean Vanier is something more than an eminent man of great accomplishment, more than a national treasure who belongs to the Order of Canada, the Order of Quebec, France’s Legion of Honour and holds the 2015 Templeton Prize. 

Anthropocene at AGO: Exploring the stark reality of man’s footprint on the planet — scars and all

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Looking at the cathedral-scale art by one of the world’s foremost photographers, theologian Dennis Patrick O’Hara said, “Yes, it’s awesome and it’s awful.”

Randy Boyagoda's new literary venture explores the Catholic faith in school atmosphere

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Some might say that Randy Boyagoda is a lot like Prin, the protagonist of his third novel. Both are Catholic university professors with a Sri Lankan background and four daughters. 

'Unbroken' sequel puts faith at the centre

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SAN DIEGO – Almost four years ago, Louis Zamperini’s life story received its first big-screen treatment.

Book’s journey takes some tedious turns

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Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism by Joe Gunn (Novalis, 176 pages, softcover, $14.95 on amazon.ca) 


Book review: Artist’s words would help her art

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Mary and the Incarnation by Christine Granger (Novalis, 80 pages, softcover, $17.95)


TV Mass brings its legacy to national stage

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When Msgr. Brad Massman launched a Sunday Mass TV broadcast for shut-ins in 1987, its future was, at best, uncertain.

Euthanasia film strikes a raw human nerve

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OTTAWA – Kevin Dunn first met Aurelia in the Netherlands at a conference on euthanasia for young people.

Long line of bishops help tell Toronto's story

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There are many ways to tell the story of a city. In Extraordinary Ordinaries, Fr. Seamus Hogan explores aspects of Toronto’s history by examining the challenges, successes and even the blind spots of the 12 men who have served as the bishop or archbishop of Toronto.

World Youth Day contest invites young Catholic filmmakers

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PANAMA CITY, Panama – A Catholic film ministry has opened a contest for the 2019 World Youth Day to encourage young cinematographers to create short movies promoting truth, beauty, and goodness.

Book review: Fire Sermon flames out in tedious detail

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Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro (Anansi International, 256 pages, softcover, $17.96 on Amazon.ca)