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.

Paschal candle makers highlight symbolism, artistry in ancient craft
Mar 24 2015
Martin Marklin has been fascinated by paschal candles since he was an altar server.

Not just pretty pictures: Church art is catechetical storybook of faith
Mar 22 2015
Having so much world-famous art housed in Rome’s churches and chapels has risked turning the city’s sacred spaces into sightseer circuses.

Fewer take up pipe organ, but its place as ‘voice of church’ secure
Mar 14 2015
From the softest pianissimo to the most dramatic swells of sound, the pipe organ’s range and capacity to lift the voice accord it “pride of place."

Shroud of Turin helps deepen faith
Feb 28 2015
William Wingard calls the Shroud of Turin “made-to-order” for the new evangelization.

Work now underway on $400 million Museum of the Bible in Washington
Feb 15 2015
On an overcast morning in Washington, just a short walk from Capitol Hill, construction work began on a 430,000-square-foot museum.

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.