With Superman, right makes might

There is a moment during the Zack Snyder film Man of Steel where we witness a convergence of two of the most recognized icons in the western world: the cross and the “S” on Superman’s chest.

Evangelizing through the beauty of music

Chris Bray is steadfast and earnest on record, steadfast and earnest on stage, steadfast and earnest throughout a simple phone call.

Delving into Catholic moral reasoning

The Ethical Being: A Catholic Guide to Contemporary Issues by Scott Kline (Novalis, 264 pages, softcover, $19.95)

It is not inevitable that a Catholic book about ethics must become a Catholic book about sex. Despite the popular notion that morality is the conservative, judgmental and unkind mode of talking about sex, Catholic moral science is not primarily a list of forbidden thoughts and acts which originate south of the belt buckle.

Examining the ‘powerful murder weapon’ of religion

The coastal town of Shediac, N.B., is the lobster capital of the world. Two centuries ago, it was the site of one of the most gruesome murders in Canadian history.

There is no escaping moral judgment

The appearance of yet another film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby provides the occasion for reflecting on what many consider the great American novel.

Unique organ festival comes to an end

TORONTO - Organix, the only festival of its kind in Toronto with its focus on the pipe organ, will cease to exist in its current form once the closing Gala Performance wraps up on June 7.

Photography, a Jesuit and discernment

TORONTO - It’s easy for Jesuits to say (as they do), “Find God in all things.” It’s harder to photograph God in all things. Award-winning Jesuit photojournalist Fr. Don Doll never took that challenge lightly.

Church needs to accept the media doesn’t get it

MONTREAL - The relationship between the Church and the media will always be one of tension — something the Church must accept, Gatineau Archbishop Paul-André Durocher told a conference on the New Evangelization and Catholic Communications.

Salt + Light joins forces with Chinese media to spread the Word

TORONTO - Salt + Light TV is collaborating with Chinese Catholic media to reach Chinese audiences in Canada and beyond.

Vatican commissions art for display at Venice international exhibition

VATICAN CITY - After years of discussion and at least one failed attempt, the Vatican will open a pavilion at the 2013 Venice Bienniale, a major international contemporary art exhibition.

Dallaire a voice for the children

Canadian Senator Roméo Dallaire asks Anzoyo Tsukia, “Is Joseph Kony the devil incarnate?” A rosary hanging from her neck, she replies that Kony looks normal but everything he does is diabolical.

Organized Crime more than a novelty act

TORONTO - Anyone who has ever attended an organ recital knows that no good concert is complete without stilettos. At least, that’s according to hot and humourous duo Organized Crime, whose Betty and Veronica good looks, costumed antics and serious musical chops are turning the organ world on its head.

Opera tackles brutality inflicted upon Carmelites

TORONTO - The Canadian Opera Company is delving into the turmoil of the French Revolution to tell the story of a group of Carmelite nuns who face death, and how they must rely on their faith in order to accept the horror of their situation to find peace.