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This year’s Independence Day weekend was marked by an egalitarian moment of victory in a media revolution that has been taking place for more than a decade. That moment was when Disney+ made … more
"Miraculous” is how the Louvre Museum describes the rediscovery in 1998 of a Nicolas Poussin painting that had been lost for two centuries and is now in their holdings. The piece is titled “Saint … more
In his book “What is Art?” Leo Tolstoy wrote, “The business of art lies just in this,—to make that understood and felt which, in the form of an argument, might be incomprehensible and … more
On a pedestal in the entryway of Chelsea’s Luhring Augustine art gallery sits a circa 1490 woodcarving entitled Christ on the Cold Stone. The artist is unknown, but it is attributed to the Brabant … more
Leading up to the passage of New York’s 2019 abortion expansion legislation, lawmakers and advocates dismissed Catholic concerns as hysterical fear-mongering, devoid of facts. The new law … more
Ken Jennings’ one-man play “The Gospel of John” evokes a sense of what it must have been like to hear the story of Christ told in the earliest days of Christianity. Imagine crossing paths with … more
An ancient prayer I’ve uttered upon awakening for 30 years became a rock I clung to during a traumatic experience. Metropolitan Philaret, an Orthodox bishop in the early 19th century, penned the … more
In director Cristian Murphy’s documentary film “Masterpieces: An Exploration of the Vocational Call to Artisanship,” playwright … more
Oct. 4 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn. Although the Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker enjoyed great success during his lifetime, he died in poverty and was … more
On Saturday evening, June 1, more than 200 people were in our church at 8 p.m. They were … more
El proceso de cuatro años del V Encuentro ha sido largo y arduo para muchos y ha impartido numerosas bendiciones. En los últimos meses, el proceso ha continuado en silencio, pero estoy aquí para … more
I wisely started with a map, and made the story fit,” J.R.R. Tolkien once said of his epic mythological novel “The Lord of the Rings.” His writing process entailed immersing himself within the … more
Two events embodying the Paschal Mystery bracketed my Easter Sunday. On April 13, my wife and I flew to Paris for Holy Week to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and her birthday. We arrived in … more
One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish … more
You worry me, Doctor Franz,” says a young SS officer at a Nazi-era clinic for special needs children in Stephen Unwin’s play “All Our Children.” “This is a sacred task, and we need … more
Johannes Vermeer’s “Allegory of the Catholic Faith” provides … more
Losing is hard. No one likes to lose. I imagine that’s why kids today are taught that everyone’s a winner. Losing hurts. On Jan. 22, 2019, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the … more
Losing is hard. No one likes to lose. I imagine that’s why kids today are taught that everyone’s a winner. Losing hurts. more
Currently in The Frick Collection’s Cabinet Gallery, The Charterhouse of Bruges exhibit sheds light on the intersection of religion, art and patronage in late medieval northern Europe. The … more
In light of the continued publicity of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy over the last 50 years and some comments that I have heard from some very devout people, I have decided to write about my … more
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