Madness and Melancholy in the Art of Edvard Munch

"Golgotha" by Edvard Munch

“I was walking along the road with two friends. The sun was setting. I felt a breath of melancholy - Suddenly the sky turned blood-red. I stopped, and leaned against the railing, deathly tired - looking out across the flaming clouds that hung like blood and a sword over the blue-black fjord and town My friends walked on – I stood there, trembling with fear. And I sensed a great, infinite scream pass through nature.” --Edvard Munch, written in his journal in 1892You’ve seen “T … [Read more...]

BREAKING: New Initiative for the New Evangelization in the United States (UPDATED)


So here’s the update:  the new Managing Editor USA of Aleteia is none other than the great Harold Fickett!  You may remember his name:  Harold has been the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Exchange.  Before that, he was Interim Publisher and Executive Editor at Crisis Magazine.   He was co-author (with Charles Colson) of Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters.As he assumes his new responsibilities at the Aleteia offices in Washington D.C., Harold has … [Read more...]

Anglican Cathedral in Orlando Becomes Catholic


It’s been five years in the making, and this morning the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Orlando, Florida will become Catholic.At a Mass of Reception at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, September 16, the Cathedral of the Incarnation, which was formerly associated with the Anglican Church of America, will become the Parish of Incarnation—joining about twenty other former Anglican or Episcopal congregations to be accepted in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, the personal ordinariate est … [Read more...]