‘We Draw Near’ – Music inspired by Catholic Faith
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‘We Draw Near’ – Music inspired by Catholic Faith

The Catholic music collective Damascus Worship releases a CD of Catholic worship music. Four songs by 20-year-old singer-composer Seph Schlueter are the eye-catchers on Awake My Soul, a new, beautifully published CD with music inspired by the Catholic faith. The compilation album has been available since June 12. It has been listened to over 10,000…

Coronavirus Murals
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Coronavirus Murals

Street artists all over the world have ventured out into quiet streets and left behind vibrant, thought-provoking, amusing commentary on the crisis. Many echo the same message as Banksy, that it’s the nurses and front-line healthcare workers that are the real heroes in this crisis. This can be seen in the new work of Amsterdam-based…

Pietà Re-imagined in Times of Corona
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Pietà Re-imagined in Times of Corona

This is “Good Friday 2020” by Ukrainian Jesuit, Vyacheslav Okun, who is a professor of philosophy at the Jesuit Ignatian University in Krakow and also at the Vatican. This striking new art work is based on Caravaggio’s “The Entombment of Christ”, and is described by artist Diana Muñiz in the following way: “In this Pietà,…

U.K.: Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Journey of Lent – through Art
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U.K.: Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the Journey of Lent – through Art

For the beginning of Lent, Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers reflections on this painting in the National Gallery by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano titled ‘The Incredulity of Saint Thomas’. It was commissioned in 1497 for the altar in the Church of San Francesco in northern Venice. During Lent we walk a path…