Archives for September 19, 2013

Saint Gilbert? Chesterton Cause Gets Underway

G.K. Chesterton, the rotund Catholic writer whose acclaimed works include poetry and apologetics as well as biographies of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas, is one step closer to sainthood.The Diocese of Northampton today announced that Bishop Peter Doyle had appointed a priest to begin the study of Chesterton’s virtue and life.  According to the statement which was released today, “The Bishop has appointed Canon John Udris, a priest of the Diocese and currently a spiritual dire … [Read more...]

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British Cast Recreates an Avant-Garde Last Supper

A contemporary representation of the Last Supper in photography has been called “extremely silly” by Britain’s Catholic Herald newspaper.Actor Robert Powell, who brought Jesus to life on the screen in Ziefirelli’s film “Jesus of Nazareth”, plays the lead in the new photographic interpretation of Leonardo DaVinci’s “Last Supper.”Julie Andrews stepped in to portray Mary Magdalen (supporting an unsubstantiated—even discredited—feminist reinterpretation which asserts that it was Mary, not the … [Read more...]

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