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The altar of St. Robert Bellarmine in Sant'Ignazio, Rome.

Robert Bellarmine, the saint who defended the Church with charity

St. Robert Bellarmine, whose feast is celebrated Sept. 17 on the General Roman Calendar, was a Jesuit and a cardinal... Read more

Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith Beheading Holofernes (1614-20)

Meet the woman who helped revive Catholic art after the Reformation

Baroque Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi is hailed as a ‘feminist icon’ based on her portrayal of the female ‘hero,’ who... Read more