Medieval altar masterpiece of Kraków, Poland, receives European 'Oscar of Culture'

The European Commission and Europa Nostra foundation has honored Poland's medieval altarpiece for outstanding conservation. The Wit Stwosz (Veit Stoss) altar is widely regarded as a Gothic masterpiece. Its meticulous conservation, based on in-depth research, was carried out for more than 1,000 days and involved a team of top specialists from Poland and abroad.

For new role, Shia LeBeouf ‘fell in love with Christ’

Actor Shia LaBeouf portrays St. Pio of Pietrelcina in the new drama Padre Pio, which premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival and will be released in U.S. theaters and on demand June 2.

AI takes centrestage at ethics conference

For 17 years, the media ethics conference at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow has gathered media researchers from all over the country. This year it attracted a record number of academics. The reason? The main topic was the ethics of using AI in the media space.

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.