St. Joseph’s example of faith, humility and courage has inspired local artist Holly Schapker to share her talents to create images of the saint during this Year of St. Joseph. Schapker, whose studio is in a renovated 140-year-old building in Over-the-Rhine, is a 1992 graduate of Xavier University’s art program.
by CNA Staff Rome, Italy, Jul 28, 2021 / 13:00 pm The Vatican unveiled Thursday the official image of the 2022 World Meeting of Families in Rome. The image, painted by the Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, was released July 28 by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life
By Autumn Jones Helena, Mont., May 12, 2021 / 17:03 pm America/Denver (CNA). Father Stuart Long, who was a priest of the Diocese of Helena, is set to be the main character in a motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg as the priest himself and Mel Gibson as the priest’s father.
CNA Staff, Mar 5, 2021 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- A tattoo artist has restored the Stations of the Cross at a church in Belarus at the invitation of the local pastor. Julia Kulba — known in the tattoo business as Pipetka — applied her skills to the 14 bas-relief
When we moved across town last February, one of the first things I did was hang our wall decor to make our new home feel like it belonged to us. The first thing to adorn our new walls was a crucifix. Modest in size, our crucifix packs a punch when
During this time of pandemic, it has been very important to me to persevere in my work as a sacred musician. Not only do our liturgies still need music, but it seems to me that during this time, in which much of our focus has been on bodily survival, the
by Bonny Van Sam Wittmann is not a typical high school junior. He’s an exceptional artist who has drawn the connection between his art and his faith, thanks to a class assignment. “The project was a study of drawing hands from life,” explained Renee Merland, chair of the visual arts
Kurt Vonnegut’s 2005 New York Times bestselling book, A Man Without a Country, changed my life. Without this book, I don’t know that I would have published two books, recorded an album, painted original works (that only my mother could love), written poetry or even if I would be writing
As the great poet Huey Lewis said, “The power of love is a curious thing. It makes one man weep, another man sing; changes a hawk to a little white dove. More than a feeling, it’s the power of love!” Indeed, Huey, love is a powerful thing. Not only can
“Very simply, The Angelico Project is a lay Catholic initiative to evangelize souls through truth, goodness and beauty by promoting the arts, thought and cultural events,” said Nancy Carolyn Smith, a sculptor and one of three co-executives of the new organization. According to Maureen Teller, a former professional dancer and