Neilson Carlin is pretty sure that he will soon have the opportunity to cross something off of his aesthetic bucket list: having the pope see one of his paintings.
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New applications for mobile devices are downloading into the Christian world with the help of a Finnish app developer. Over the past 14 months, Congregational Mobile Technologies has been producing apps for an array of Christian audiences.
"Mobile devices are becoming so integrated in everyday life, especially with younger generations, that churches can't neglect on reacting to this development," project manager Ilkka Jormanainen said in an email to NCR.
Heinrich Himmler -- the Nazi Gestapo chief, head of the German police in the Third Reich, head of the Reich Main Security Office, and Reich Minister of the Interior -- was born to a Catholic family Oct. 7, 1900, in Munich. His father, Gebhard Himmler, was a tutor to Prince Heinrich of Bavaria, who in turn was young Heinrich's godfather.
The story of John Newton fascinated Christopher Smith, whose musical "Amazing Grace" opens later this month in Chicago.
A new Bible will hit bookshelves in January. But unlike hundreds of others available, illustrations in this Bible will include New Testament images portraying Jesus as an African-American.
This is just one way The African-American Youth Bible, which contains commentaries, footnotes and art created by black Americans, hopes to evangelize and educate young black Catholics.
If you are of the mind that it is better to give than to receive, then this story is for you.
It has to do with Mark Landis. He has spent much of his adult life as an art forger. And he was a good one, as he bounced around easily among different periods and styles in his forgeries.
One thing that was different about Landis was that he gave away his forgeries. That would have put the recipients of his generosity in a pickle, thinking they owned the genuine article only to be rudely surprised should they try to cash in on their good, er, fortune.
Barbie has had a number of careers in her 55 years -- flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however, is raising eyebrows.
A new papal commission is looking at how Vatican media outlets can better communicate the church's message "of healing, of love, of hope, and of generosity of spirit," the panel's leader said.
The group is drawing up "proposals that will recognize the particular importance of what the church is communicating and the way in which it can best communicate that message in the 21st century," said British Lord Chris Patten, commission president.
Tracy Dereszynski is a busy woman. Yet she still finds time for prayer and spiritual practices -- thanks to her phone.
NCR Today: We all know the film industry is first and foremost a business. But I've been wondering about the spiritual implications of these business decisions.