Arts News

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.

Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ music soars above his suffering

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By most accounts, Ludwig van Beethoven had a pretty miserable life, which makes his Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” all the more remarkable.

Barbara Jatta grew up in the art world – now she heads the Vatican museums

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VATICAN CITY – Barbara Jatta, the newest director of the Vatican museums, and the first woman to hold the position, said that working with art was a natural path for her to follow – and she can’t imagine a better place to do so.

Church puts new shine on old murals made from the faces of local community

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WINDSOR, Ont. – As a young boy, Fr. Patrick Bénéteau would look up in wonder at the marvellously coloured and exacting images of biblical scenes and saints that adorned the ceilings of St. Joseph Church.

Priest ministers to street artists who are transforming neighbourhood

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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.