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Artist Timothy P. Schmalz touches the hands of Padre Pio in one of his sculptures.

Padre Pio sculptor’s work to be blessed on saint’s feast day: ‘I have to honor him’

Sep 23, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz calls Padre Pio his favorite saint. And so, when he learned that four of his... Read more

A close-up of the copy of Michelangelo's Vatican Pietà, usually kept at the Vatican Museums.

How Michelangelo’s 3 Pietàs speak to a suffering world

Mar 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Pietà evokes the suffering of mothers ‘who hold their children not knowing if their children will survive.’ Read more

Timothy P. Schmalz with his sculpture ‘Let the Oppressed Go Free.’

St. Josephine Bakhita sculpture shines light on reality of human trafficking

Feb 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ex-slave’s feast day is celebrated on Feb. 8. Read more

This picture shows a Romanesque statue after being 'restored' by a local woman of El Ranadoiro, Spain.

Third 'restoration' of Catholic artwork in Spain sparks outrage, hilarity

Sep 10, 2018

By Mary Farrow

In the third known act of egregious artistic restoration of Spanish Catholic art in recent history, a 15th century statue... Read more