Arts

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

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

    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

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

        Book’s journey takes some tedious turns

        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

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


            TV Mass brings its legacy to national stage

            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

              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

                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

                  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

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

                      Q&A: Wim Wender's unexpected film on the Pope

                      In a remarkable life that has progressed from studying film to reviewing films to making films, Wim Wenders has documented the lives of forgotten Cuban jazz musicians (in Buena Vista Social Club), explored the value of truth (in Paris, Texas) asked what really makes us human (in Wings of Desire) and shown us the value of making something, even something as impermanent as dance (in Pina).

                        Film shows Pope Francis is true to the Word

                        All of us who read this newspaper know that in the beginning was the Word. We all know that the Word was with God and the Word was God. But do we take this description of basic reality seriously enough to concede that the Word has real, practical meaning?