- Mar 28, 2020
On Wednesday the bishop of the northern Italian city of Padua upheld a centuries-old tradition of celebrating Mass in an ancient chapel despite tight restrictions due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, opting to livestream a closed-door liturgy rather than break a nearly 700-year practice.
When an ambitious and highly-anticipated exhibition on famed Renaissance painter Raphael opened Thursday, the moment served as proof that for Italians, not even the coronavirus is enough to keep them at home when an unprecedented collection of masterpieces comes to town.
A former saw blade salesman was given a cathedral steeple’s spire last June by the Madison Diocese to turn into a work of art.
Keith Haring murals were sold for $3.9 million by a NYC Catholic parish.
For Deacon Elmer Herrera-Guzman, painting is an act of prayer.
Catholic fiction, poetry and drama are poised for a Renaissance of sorts, according to participants of this year’s Catholic Imagination Conference Sept. 19-21 at Loyola University Chicago.