Botticelli Exhibit Reflects Tension of Middle Ages

A current U.S. exhibition of Botticelli’s works, many of them appearing in this country for the first time, places the modern audience right in the middle of this tumultuous period and also shows how this time of intense spiritual scrutiny impacted the artist.

St. Thomas More Exhibit Debuts at JPII Shrine

“God’s Servant First: The Life and Legacy of Thomas More,” a new exhibit featuring artifacts revolving around St. Thomas More has opened at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., and will run through March, 2017.



Father Lauder’s Friday Film Festival

Elia Kazan’s “Pinky” (1949), starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Waters and William Lundigan, is this week’s featured film in Father Robert Lauder’s 52nd Friday Film Festival at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. The diocesan Office of Faith Formation, School of Evangelization co-sponsors the festival.

Fr. Robert Lauder

Person: Finite And Infinite

Helping college students to think deeply about philosophical questions is not easy. The task of the teacher is to make philosophical questions real for the students, to help them make the questions and topics in a course their questions and topics.

Artworks ‘In the Image of the Beholder’

Artist Ted DeGrazia left behind spiritual paintings that have been inspiring people for decades. Yet, he thought he was not holy enough to paint for the church.

John Mulderig

One Reviewer’s ‘Top Ten’ Films of the Year

While the outstanding films of the year just past covered a wide range of traditional genres, from sci-fi adventures to sports stories, fact-based titles predominated to a notable degree.

Ingrid Bergman Recalled For Her ‘Catholic’ Roles

The occasion of the Swedish-born actress’ centennial – she was born Aug. 29, 1915 – has spurred lavish retrospectives of her films worldwide, including events at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in and the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland.

US Priest: From Movie Sets to Vatican Ministry

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On a movie set in Hollywood, Scott Borgman was hooking a camera to the bottom of a vintage car when he told a fellow key-grip about his decision to go to France and enter the seminary. “He stopped what he was doing, put the tools down, and said, ‘Scott, I think […]

A.D. miniseries thumbnail

‘A.D.’ Miniseries – Spiritually Rich, Though Flawed Approach

By Christopher Heffron THE OPPORTUNITY to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing. It’s certainly something of a novelty, given the current television culture, to see the story of Jesus’ earthly life – or its aftermath – unfold in a mass-media format. Yet audiences are at the […]