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Detail from Giovanni Lanfranco's Saint Luke Healing the Dropsical Child (c. 1625)

Faith, science, beauty: what doctors can learn from Catholic art

Sep 19, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

The intersection of art, medicine, and faith in the Catholic tradition has a lot to teach today, especially if you’re... Read more

Razzouk Tattoo in Old City Jerusalem, Israel.

Holy tattoo! A 700-year old Christian tradition thrives in Jerusalem

Jul 9, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

In the Old City of Jerusalem it's hard to escape the ancient history that's still alive within its walls.  Read more

The Deposition by Caravaggio.

The art Pope Francis loves

Jul 7, 2017

What is Pope Francis’ idea of art?  Read more


Bono thinks Christian artists need to be way more honest

May 18, 2017

If you’re an ardent fan of U2, you may know that lead vocalist Bono loves the Psalms. The 57-year-old Irish... Read more

Why the Vatican thinks priests should learn about art, beauty

Jan 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ugly churches with bad acoustics don't do justice to the richness and beauty of the liturgy – and it's this... Read more

Screenshot of the artist doing pushups on the altar.

Artist performs pushups on altar, posts video, gets fined.

Jan 19, 2017

A German artist was fined after doing 27 pushups on a Catholic altar and posting a video of the stunt... Read more

Barbara Jatta at the Vatican. Courtesy of the Vatican Museums.

Meet the first woman in history to run the Vatican museums

Dec 21, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday it was announced that Barbara Jatta, a wife and mother of three children, will be the new director... Read more

How a sketchbook led one Chinese woman to the Catholic faith

Yan Xu is an artist from the central China city of Wuhan. What she drew one day would change her... Read more

The Catholic Church desperately needs artists.

Dec 17, 2016

By Mary Farrow

“Man can live without science, he can live without bread, but without beauty he could no longer live, because there... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the general audience on Oct. 19, 2016.

Pope Francis: Through beauty, artists make the world better

Dec 7, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Beauty, under the care of artists, has the ability to transform even the everyday lives of men and women, Pope... Read more

A view of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Oct. 29, 2014.

Sistine Chapel Choir releases new album for Jubilee of Mercy

Oct 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

For the second year in a row the Sistine Chapel Choir has recorded an album inside the chapel of its... Read more

Homeless Jesus statue.

Homeless Jesus inspires 911 calls in North Dakota

Jul 6, 2016

The Homeless Jesus statue is at it again.  Read more

Adoration of the Magi by Leonardi da Vinci. Public domain.

What 'Adoration of the Magi' could reveal about Da Vinci

May 8, 2016

Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, Adoration of the Magi, will soon be undergoing testing that could give help digitally reconstruct the... Read more


Shakespeare's Hamlet swings by the Vatican

Apr 15, 2016

By Ann Schneible

They’ve performed for school children in Cambodia and refugees in Jordan. They’ve visited nearly 200 countries in the last two... Read more


Singapore archbishop slams Madonna concert as 'pseudo-art'

Feb 25, 2016

Singapore's music fans can do better than Madonna, the local Catholic archbishop has said.  Read more

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1964 via The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Pop Artist. Provocateur. Catholic. Who was Andy Warhol?

Dec 31, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Chances are you've heard of the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” And you've probably seen the neon-colored canvases of Campbell... Read more

Interior of the Sagrada Familia.

Pope Francis wants the 'great mystic' Gaudi to become a saint

Dec 18, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis met with members of the organization in charge of promoting the cause for canonization of Antoni... Read more

  Staircase at the Vatican Museums on Nov. 12, 2015.

A new look into the Vatican's stunning museums

Nov 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

Those who haven't made it to the world famous Vatican Museums needn't worry – the Church’s treasures will now come... Read more

Memorial for Unborn Children, by Martin Hudacek. Photo

With a child's touch, sculpture seeks to comfort those who mourn abortion

Oct 24, 2015

By Elise Harris

Five years ago a young Slovakian artist set out to create a statue that would offer hope and healing to... Read more

A giant mural of Pope Francis in New York City.

Can a giant Pope Francis mural move the hearts of New Yorkers?

Sep 25, 2015

In the heart of Manhattan, a giant mural of Pope Francis looks out over New York City, smiling and waving.... Read more