‘Praying in color:’ Franciscan shrine in Ellicott City is hub for iconographers
May 20 2016
The creation of an icon, an ancient art form, takes 22 steps.

U.S. architect recalls events that led him to design chapel at Vatican
Mar 16 2016
“If you really study nature and God’s work you’ll see triangles in everything,” Astorino said.

Odyssey of musical goodwill from Baltimore foreshadowed pope’s Cuba trip
Feb 12 2016
“Music is a very powerful tool of personal and social development,” said Borowsky. “Like religion, good art can inspire people.”

Papal altar, furnishings for Washington papal Mass will have local touch
Sep 14 2015
Joseph Taylor, a parishioner of St. Joseph, Sykesville, helped design the altar that will be used by Pope Francis during his Sept. 23 Mass in D.C.

British composer’s music chosen for official Year of Mercy hymn
Aug 08 2015
Paul Inwood and 89 other composers around the world had two months to submit their compositions of the music for the official hymn of Year of Mercy. Inwood's composition was selected.

Vatican exhibit to open during World Meeting of Families, papal visit
Jun 20 2015
More than 200 works of art will be on display at the Franklin Institute as part of the 'Vatican Splendors' exhibit.

Quebec Archdiocese closes historic church, reshapes itself as Mass attendance falls
Jun 13 2015
With the decision to close one of its largest and most important churches, the Archdiocese of Quebec is sending a clear message: The future of even the most majestic churches cannot be guaranteed anymore.

New image at Baltimore's Holy Rosary Church to be venerated on Divine Mercy Sunday
Apr 12 2015
“She did this painting exactly according to the directions given by Jesus Christ to St. Faustina in her diary,” Father Totzke said.

Train gardens capture wonder of Christmas
Dec 24 2014
Father Michael Carrion, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Baynesville, still pulls out the trains, trolleys and ceramic houses his father bought.

Sacred and human: New Washington art exhibit shows both sides of Mary
Dec 05 2014
A new exhibition of Western European artwork portrays Mary during the 14-17th centuries.