Scott Hahn’s “Angels and Saints”: You Need This On Your Bookshelf

St Irenaeus

"The glory of God is man fully alive."It was St. Irenaeus of Lyons, early Church Father and apologist, who said those words, back in the second century.  This year, Irenaeus' words have inspired the Pontifical Council for the Family, as they plan for the  World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Philadelphia on September 22-27, 2015.   The triennial meeting has as its theme "Love Is Our Mission:  The Family Fully Alive."  And Archbishop Charles Chaput, archbishop of Phila … [Read more...]

“Beauty Has Already Saved the World” – St. John Paul II’s LETTER TO ARTISTS, As Read by Students

May 2, 2011 - Workers hang a large banner on Bernini's Colonnade, St. Peter's Basilica, to celebrate the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

In May 2011, Pope John Paul II was beatified.And three years later, in April 2014, he was elevated to sainthood.   *     *     *      *      * On Easter Sunday, April 4, 1999, Pope John Paul II wrote an open letter to all artists -- both Christian and secular -- reminding them of their vocation to Beauty. He urged them not to waste their artistic talent but to develop it, and to put it at the service of humanity as an authentic vehicle of culture. *     *     *     *     * To commemorate … [Read more...]

Fly-By Faith: The Archdiocese of Washington’s New Drone-Cam

Procession

Moving ever forward in its embrace of the new technology, the Archdiocese of Washington has bought its very own drone.Priced at under $1,000, the saucer-shaped, camera-laden drone will enable the Archdiocese to film events from a new perspective.  It was used on Mother's Day to capture the Archdiocese's procession marking the canonization of the two popes, John Paul II and John XXIII.The Archdiocese of Washington has led the nation's dioceses in its embrace of social media.  From Y … [Read more...]


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