Archive of August 7, 2010

Vatican paper: Raphael masterpiece is meant for the liturgy, not the museum

Aug 7, 2010 - 05:05 pm .- The place of Raphael's “Transfiguration” in an art museum and not in a place of worship means the “most beautiful painting in the world” has lost most of its ability to speak, an article in L'Osservatore Romano has claimed. The Vatican newspaper says that the venue rendered the artwork into little more than an object.

Couple in prison ministry carries faith behind bars

Aug 7, 2010 - 12:58 pm .- What started as a penance after confession has blossomed into long-term labor of love for a husband and wife who hope others will join their efforts. "To whom much is given, much is expected," said Walter Seibert, by way of explaining why he and his wife Gesuina make up the Prison Ministry of Northern Connecticut.

Feminine beauty created for 'spousal love,' says Catholic professor

Aug 7, 2010 - 08:02 am .- Writing for this week's edition of the Thomas More College journal, Catholic professor Mary Shivanandan addressed the topic of feminine beauty, explaining that a woman's physical and spiritual attributes find their fullest expression in “spousal love,” whether in motherhood or consecrated celibacy.

Pope leaves Castel Gandolfo on unannounced pilgrimage for Transfiguration

Aug 7, 2010 - 04:37 am .- In a symbolic gesture, the Holy Father went to the mountains to pray on the Feast of the Transfiguration. During the day trip away from his summer residence he visited a number of places, taking the time also to drop in on some old friends.

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