Think Christmas, and many carols come to mind. But think of Holy Week and Easter -- and most draw a musical blank.
Art & Media
Some 5.5 million visitors toured the Vatican Museums last year, and the numbers continue to grow. "The popularity of Pope Francis has reverberated onto the museums," Antonio Paolucci, the museums' director, told journalists.
Now, for the first time, digital technology is taking visitors not only through the museums, but also further inside the Vatican than has ever before been possible.
Scholars have probed Shakespeare's plays for centuries, hoping to seize a look into the Bard's soul, to determine if he was a man of faith.
During a snowstorm, Uruguayan singer-songwriter Luis Alfredo Diaz Britos began to write a musical about the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
NCR Today: The news that practicing Catholic Stephen Colbert will take over "Late Show" has me curious if Colbert will be able to be his prophetic self.
On Tuesday, Microsoft discontinued support and security updates on all computers using its popular Windows XP operating system. Support also ended for Office 2003.
Various media and tech sources report that 11 to 30 percent of computers currently use the Windows XP system. A recent Washington Post article, citing Microsoft, reported that an estimated 10 percent of government computers are still using Windows XP.
Book Review: If Teddy Roosevelt were still around, he would be growling that it's time to pull up our socks and use our talents to create an American renaissance.
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will sell several important paintings, including six works by 19th-century painter Thomas Eakins.
The working title for the series is "The Young Pope," and the 43-year-old director hopes to create fictional mysteries and scandals within the walls of the Vatican.
Review: This story of a freshman college student who is forced by his professor to sign a statement that God is dead, is not good story-telling nor is it entertainment.