Topic: Literature and the Arts

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    He is a Catholic deacon as well as a professor of English and creative writing, and his many novels come face to face with “the imponderables of life.” More

    September 7, 2012 | Comments

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    The many works on view at the Met in New York demonstrate how artistic motifs were shared and used by people of different faiths in different regions over the centuries. More

    July 27, 2012 | Comments

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    “She had to have been the least naïve nun that I can think of,” says Kathryn Wat, curator of an exhibition of prints by graphic artist Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. More

    July 6, 2012 | Comments

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    The Boston Archdiocesan Choir School has been described not as a school with a choir, but as a choir with a school. More

    April 6, 2012 | Comments

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    It’s Oscar time, and as the Academy Awards are handed out this weekend, revisit our archive of interviews and stories about such recent films as The Tree of Life, Higher Ground, The Way, and more. More

    February 24, 2012 | Comments

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    “In times when we are not particularly suffering, we do not have enough time for God. We are too busy with other things. And then the intense suffering comes, and we can not be busy with other things. And then God comes into the equation,” says the author of “A Wrinkle in Time.” More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

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    Director Terrence Malik’s new movie is a meditation on traditional Christian questions about evil, suffering, grace, and beauty, says Calvin College professor of English Roy Anker. More

    January 24, 2012 | Comments

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    “When somebody dies in Christ, or dies a Christian, it’s a good thing because he’s going to God. He has died on a good path,” says Nii Adei Klu. More

    January 13, 2012 | Comments

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    From generation to generation, adults and children have reenacted the story of the humble origins of Jesus and conveyed the Christmas message. More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Actor Martin Sheen says his new movie about the Camino de Santiago is ultimately about “a journey of the spirit as well as the flesh” as well as a search for ritual and transcendence. More

    October 14, 2011 | Comments

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