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‘Love’ in Latin and Spanish, and colorful aluminum

To honor Pope Francis on the occasion of his visit to the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Association for Public Art (aPA) installed Robert Indiana’s sculpture

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A poet finds joy in both art and faith

After his parents divorced, Michael White briefly lived with his mother, but she would regularly make him ask his father to “take” him. “She’d dial his number, then hand over

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Businessman made an impression in art world

With his full beard and sometimes wearing a beret, Claude Monet looked like an artist, and it’s easy to imagine him creating those short, thick brushstrokes that museum visitors see,

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‘Mad Men’ and the depression of Don Draper

About four years ago, I had to take the long flight to New Zealand to give a retreat to the priests of the diocese of Christchurch. In order to pass

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St. Faustina drama comes to Gibbsboro

Performing artist Nancy Scimone will present a one-woman show on St. Faustina on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Gibbsboro. St. Faustina, born Helen Kowalska,

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A Theory of Everything: A God-Haunted film

By Very Rev. Robert Barron The great British physicist Stephen Hawking has emerged in recent years as a poster boy for atheism, and his heroic struggles against the ravages of

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‘Calvary’ and a portrait of a real priest

By Very Rev. Robert Barron St. Pope John Paul II said that a priest should have the heart of Christ the Good Shepherd. Far too many saccharine paintings of effeminate

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Very Rev. Robert Barron John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars” has proven to be wildly popular among young adults in the English-speaking world, and the recently released

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A modern cinematic midrash on the Biblical tale

Darren Aronofsky’s cinematic re-telling of the story of Noah has certainly stirred people up. While quite a few reviewers, both religious and non-religious, have given the film high marks, many

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The story of France’s Jewish cardinal

“The Jewish Cardinal” tells the true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism and