Essay: A Mumford & Sons concert includes biblical allusions, spiritual yearning and prayers of the heart: refreshing, but not overtly religious.
Art & Media
National Catholic Reporter was honored with eight first-place awards during the 2013 Catholic Media Conference in Denver
Rick Santorum, a former presidential candidate, said Christians should quit trying to lock popular culture out of their lives.
Column: While others were dancing to the Material Girl in the 1980s, the only female singer I sang along to was Amy Grant.
A few years ago, in early 2006, Jonathan Bock, the president of Grace Hill Media, a firm that markets major motion pictures to the faith audience, arranged for a panel presentation about Christianity to both the Los Angeles and New York administrative and creative support teams for New Line Cinema. New Line Cinema had just signed on to produce "The Nativity Story," and there was interest in making sure everyone involved understood what this story would mean to millions of viewers. Jonathan asked senior pastor the Rev.
Review: This film and the profound questions it evokes about evil and human responsibility will be well worth your time.
Loreta Janeta Velasquez, a Cuban immigrant, was one of an estimated 1,000 women who disguised themselves as men to fight in the American Civil War.
The headline should read NCR's Catholic nun and film critic finds God's grace at the movies.
Sr. Rose Pacette, our film reviewer, is the subject of an interview with the Arts & Faith page of the Loyola Press website. My favorite quote:
For centuries, popes sponsored the work of artists such as Michelangelo, Raffaello or Bernini, who went on to create some of their masterpieces within the very walls of the Vatican.
Yet over time, the marriage between art and faith grew stale — the Vatican’s culture minister even called it a “divorce” — with the Roman Catholic Church finding itself estranged from the art world it did so much to create.
For centuries, popes sponsored the work of artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael or Bernini, who went on to create some of their masterpieces within the very walls of the Vatican.
Yet over time, the marriage between art and faith grew stale -- the Vatican's culture minister even called it a "divorce" -- with the Roman Catholic church finding itself estranged from the art world it did so much to create.