During the last few weeks, writing this series of columns about how we, along with God, freely create our life stories, has helped me understand my own history better.
Pope Francis’ Music Library Contains Nearly 2,000 CDs, Includes Elvis
Pope Francis’ music library contains nearly 2,000 CDs and 19 vinyl records, according to the Vatican cardinal who is curating the collection.
Identification of Painting as 17th-Century Masterwork Brings Joy to Parish
A parish in a neighborhood that once had the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases in the country has found new joy in the discovery that a familiar painting over the transept doorway of its church is a 17th-century masterpiece.
Designer Combines Sustainability With a Unique Franciscan Touch
If life imitates art, then the glamorous pieces that fashion designer Caterine Sanchez brings to fruition are clothes that embrace sensuality, femininity, imagination, and nature, while incorporating movement, hand-drawn images, and, if one digs a little deeper, even symbols of her admiration for a group of Franciscan friars.
Only in Print: The ‘Wonderful World’ of Satchmo
Rarely does an artist’s career span 60 years, but Louis Armstrong was a performer whose musical talent encompassed the entire scope of popular music.
The Gospel Roots of Country Music Icon Charley Pride
Country Charley Pride, as he was affectionately called when starting out, would go on to earn 29 No. 1 hits on the country chart, 12 gold albums, be named the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1971, become only the second African-American artist invited to join the Grand Ole Opry, and be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
Only in Print: The Art of Commemorating Lost Loved Ones
Commemoration is a long-standing tradition, both inside and outside the church, through a myriad of expressions. In the church, it’s common to see paintings and statues of saints who are important to a parish’s community.
Hagia Sophia: An Example Of Deteriorating Freedoms Under Turkish President
For more than eight decades, the Hagia Sophia museum was a center for Christian-Islam heritage that attracted millions of tourists every year.
Focus on Youth At Diocese’s Annual Polish Heritage Mass
Diana Tasior, 19, defines herself by her Polish heritage. The traditions, the culture and the faith have made her who she is today. That’s why the annual Polish Heritage Mass at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights, is so important to her.
Universal and Local: Church Law Responds to Local Law, Culture
The Catholic Church has universal laws valid around the globe, but many of those laws — including on handling allegations of abuse — must be further refined on a local level to respond to national laws and cultures.