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When Pope Pius IX declared the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary on Dec. 8, 1854, he had a golden crown added to the mosaic of Mary, Virgin Immaculate, in the Chapel of the Choir in St. Peter's Basilica.

PHOTOS: Discover 8 beautiful images of the Virgin Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica

May 29, 2023

By Courtney Mares

From Michelangelo’s Pieta to a 12th-century painting, St. Peter’s Basilica contains priceless sacred art depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary. Read more

The Vatican Museums.

Claims of phony Vatican art licensing ‘scheme’ draw strong denials

Dec 20, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

An Italian publishing house involved in immersive art exhibitions has denied an American attorney’s claim that it is wrongly presenting... Read more

Stephen Auth’s newest book documents his search for God through the arts.

Author: The arts led me back to the Catholic faith

Dec 10, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

EWTN News In Depth’s Montse Alvarado recently spoke with Stephen Auth, author of “Pilgrimage to the Museum: Man’s Search for... Read more

A detail of Timothy P. Schmalz's fourth station: Jesus meets his mother.

Life-size Stations of the Cross to be ‘tool for evangelization’ at Disney World

Sep 18, 2022

By Katie Yoder

“The passion now has become my passion,” says sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz, who is creating an ambitious presentation of the... Read more

Art detective Arthur Brand and the reliquary that turned up on his doorstep.

Thieves return relic of Precious Blood of Jesus stolen from medieval church

Jul 23, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

It seems that once the culprits discovered that the box contained a relic of Jesus, they wanted nothing to do... Read more

The Emmaus Center is housed in a former opera house in Brooklyn, New York.

Can the arts bring millennials closer to God? That's the plan at this beautifully restored Brooklyn theater

Dec 15, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Emmaus Center, a new performing and visual arts center dedicated to Catholic evangelization, opened in Brooklyn, New York on... Read more

David Troncoso stands in his art studio with an altarpiece he recently completed.

Award-winning artist David Troncoso on life in a camper van, the Renaissance, and learning from the masters

Nov 27, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Sacred artist David Troncoso paints in the Renaissance style with DaVinci, Michelangelo, and Rafael as his guides. His art, he... Read more

Lalo Garcia's painting of Saint Junípero Serra is featured in the '250 Years of Mission' exhibit.

Local artists add beauty to Los Angeles exhibit ‘250 Years of Mission’ to celebrate Jubilee Year

Sep 20, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On September 11, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began a Jubilee Year, Forward in Mission, to mark 250 years since... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at Met Gala.

Outreach or outrage: Catholics react to Met Gala fashion

May 9, 2018

By Mary Farrow

The papal pomp and Catholic circumstance on display at this year’s Met Gala in New York (aka the ‘Oscars of... Read more

French court orders cross removed from JPII statue

Oct 31, 2017

By Perry West

France’s top administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat has ordered a cross to be removed from a statue of Pope Saint... 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

The Passion.

All-star 'Passion' musical aims to tell the Gospel story in a new key

Mar 18, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Actor and singer Jencarlos Canela will play the role of Jesus in a live musical dramatization of The Passion on... Read more

Cassie Pease stands with one of her designs. Courtesy of Cassie Pease.

Catholic artist touches hearts one Facebook pic at a time

Aug 1, 2014

By Mary Farrow

If you have seen an artistic Facebook cover photo with a saint and a powerful quote, there's a good chance... Read more

Painter Alexander Talbot Rice with his portrait of Benedict XVI.

Artist's faith grows through Benedict XVI portrait

Jul 3, 2013

A British artist who has painted the British royal family and Margaret Thatcher in person says his Christian faith “deepened”... Read more

(L to R) Steve Gunning as Deputy Kilgore, John Menchion as Elmo Tate, John Brooks as Claude Newman, Maria Vargo as Sister Lucy and Andy Fitzgerald as Father Robert O'Leary.

Play tells story of death row inmate's Marian visions

Oct 16, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The story of a Mississippi death row inmate who admitted his guilt and converted to the Catholic faith after seeing... Read more

Jonathan Bock, founder of As1.

New initiative urges Christians to shape modern art, entertainment

Aug 16, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new organization is encouraging Christians to use their “demographic size and collective buying power” to influence the movies, music... Read more