The new emojis will feature three types of crosses, the dove of peace and the Om symbol, a mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin.
Art & Media
Column: Want to read something substantial, but you're all Francis'd out? Here are 10 summer spiritual books to consider.
Albrecht Dürer focused on "intelligent, complex and immensely appealing" women, and the exhibit of his art is not something to be missed.
Movie review: To me, "Deliver Us From Evil" is not a horror film, though some will get scared watching it.
Column: A friend suggested I ask my Facebook followers to share their favorite war movie. I was stymied. How can you have a favorite war film?
Words and music are the stock-in-trade at most Christian festivals, but the Wild Goose Festival is adding another component: the visual arts.
About eight months ago, a good friend mailed me her copy of Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman. I eyed it suspiciously for its chic title and Netflix buzz. But my friend Vivian listens to my many accounts of people in prison, so I took her recommendation seriously and started reading.
NCR also garnered 21 other honors at the 2014 Catholic Media Conference, including four first-place awards for news writing and commentary.
Some call it the wave of the future. Others see a tsunami in progress. But FAITH Catholic Publishing is making the U.S. diocesan press evolve.
In October, the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles launched "Anne: A Premier Experiential Exhibit" to commemorate the life of Anne Frank, who would have turned 85 on Thursday, for a 10-year stay. I had the opportunity to visit the exhibit Sunday as a kind of introduction to a performance of "About Anne: A Diary in Dance" by the Helios Dance Theater company. A second performance will take place Thursday.