The Church, Her Culture, and the Saints

Posted by Catherine Cavadini on Nov 7, 2019 1:44:00 PM

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger once reported that “the only really effective apologia for Christianity comes down to two arguments, namely the saints the Church has produced and the art which has grown in her womb.” In this month marked by the feast of All Saints, I wish to take up examples of the truth of Ratzinger’s statement, one from the literary arts and one from the visual arts, both related to the saints. 

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Topics: Culture, Catholic imagination, saints, Sigrid Undset, literature, visual arts

Can we still experience wonder and awe?

Posted by Lesley Kirzeder on Jun 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM

I’m known among my friends and family as a staunch curmudgeon when it comes to technology – particularly regarding kids, teens and our collective use of smartphones and social media. Back in 2007, I peered at ads of the forthcoming iPhone with lots of suspicion and a little fear, much like the way one looks at a feral cat. Surely, it was the beginning of the end. 

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Topics: Culture, Catholic imagination, family life, wonder

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