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Arches of the portico outside a Spanish church.

Outrage in Spain over botched restoration of 500-year-old St. George statue

Jun 28, 2018

Outrage has been sparked in a town in northern Spain over the botched renovation of a 16th-century wooden sculpture of... Read more

Bethlehem emigrants open shop to support Christian artisans in Holy Land

May 3, 2018

By Perry West

A Catholic goods shop opened its first brick and mortar store last month, presenting a wide variety of merchandise which... Read more

Participants in the Jubilee for Circuses perform for Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Hall on June 16, 2016.

Pope Francis gives 2,000 poor, prisoners a day at the circus

Jan 10, 2018

By Elise Harris

Tomorrow afternoon some 2,100 of Rome's poor and homeless population, refugees, prisoners and volunteers will head to the circus, courtesy... Read more

Mysteries of the Rosary cover. Courtesy of Daniel Mitsui/CNA.

So, Catholic coloring books for grown-ups are a thing...

Dec 21, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Coloring books for adults have exploded onto the bookstore scene in the past two years. What was considered a hobby... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Vatican's annual charity concert in Vatican City on Dec. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis: Music opens our hearts to the true meaning of Christmas

Dec 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Music and art are especially suited to helping us more deeply comprehend the true meaning of the mystery of Christmas,... Read more

"Created" book. Courtesy of Cory Heimann.

Why bother with beauty? A book for right-brained Catholics

Oct 1, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Just a few weeks after Catholic artist Cory Heimann got married, a close friend of his, who had been planning... Read more

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.

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

Hamlet.

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