• Sistine Chapel aims for new heights with Olympics-style show

    Sistine Chapel aims for new heights with Olympics-style show

    • Oct 14, 2017

    Marco Balich, the artistic director for several past Olympics, is designing a multi-media show to bring the Vatican Museums to life for spectators. The multimedia presentation will feature a soundtrack by rock star Sting, and premier in Rome next year, and is expected to go on an international tour after it ends its stay in the Italian capital.

  • South Korean Catholics pray for Olympics as tensions build in North

    South Korean Catholics pray for Olympics as tensions build in North

    • Oct 11, 2017

    Around 6,500 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and other team members are scheduled to attend the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, which will take place 50 miles from the North Korean border. The Diocese of Chuncheon is asking foreign priests accompanying Olympic delegations to get in contact with them; those priests might be asked to celebrate Mass in their own languages.

  • The ‘pope’s runners’ will debut Vatican colors in next Roman race

    The ‘pope’s runners’ will debut Vatican colors in next Roman race

    • Sep 6, 2017

    Though the Olympic games may only remain a fantasy for the foreseeable future, the ‘pope’s runners’ will debut the Vatican colors September 17 for the year’s first interreligious marathon, the Via Pacis, which will start and end at Saint Peter’s and pass before Rome’s synagogue and mosque as well as the Waldensian and Orthodox churches.

  • At year’s end, the Top Ten Crux stories of 2016

    At year’s end, the Top Ten Crux stories of 2016

    • Dec 30, 2016

    Though traffic numbers are an inexact measure at best for the success of a news organization, they do tend to indicate which stories during a year truly captured the public imagination, so here’s a look back at the Catholic headlines of 2016 at Crux that packed the most punch.