Art in Service of the Church

Art in Service of the Church In a daring voyage of self-discovery, two women leave their lives in NYC and Seattle to study painting in breath-taking Florence, Italy. Here, they discover their ability to make beautiful Catholic art modeled on the Old Masters. On the way, one of them – fascinated by the life and … Read more

The Heart of A Catholic Artist

By Martinho Correia For as long as I remember, I have drawn. My mother still has drawings of mine from kindergarten. Like many others of my generation, I copied comics in order to learn how to draw. Growing up I really wanted to be a comic book artist and in high school my friends and … Read more

The New Avant-Garde

Michael John Angel is an Englishman who’s been living in Florence for decades. He is also the founder of Angel Art Academy, one of a few Florentine academies once again teaching the fine art of representation painting. Today, Angel Academy and its fellows are the new avant-garde in the art world – a well-kept secret … Read more

Sacred Beauty

Florentine Altars of Repose In 1988 the Holy See published Paschales Solemnitatis, a “Circular Letter Concerning the Preparation and Celebration of the Easter Feasts” which directs how parishes and religious Orders should prepare for the Triduum. The faithful are encouraged to visit seven churches on the night of Holy Thursday after the Mass of the … Read more

God’s Creation Through Amy’s Lens

By Donna Sue Berry Photos by Amy Proctor   Amy Proctor is a  Catholic who loves the traditions of the Faith. And what a life she leads — not only a wife and mother, but a world traveler, writer and photographer. As a photojournalist, Amy weaves her stories together with her  beautiful photos.  Her work … Read more

Ten Years of Training

A Visit to Bath, England for the 11th Annual Training Conference organized by the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.   Prior Park College is a stately home in Bath, now a Catholic boarding school for secondary students. Their classical style chapel is very beautiful, and has not suffered from any significant reordering or … Read more

Saint Rocco in the Streets of New York

By Beverly Stevens In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Vatican learnt by experience to address the needs of Catholic emigrants flung far from their homelands by the winds of politics and war. In the New World, the conflicts which not infrequently arose between national groups of immigrants and the Church of Saint Rocco’s origins … Read more

NYPD Catholic

The Story of the Patrolman’s Fraternity of St. Michael By Matthew Reid, New York Police Department (NYPD) Catholic Cops The police profession, harking back to the very first days of American policing in the 1840’s, has always been a heavily Irish Catholic profession.  That being said, later on the Italians began to bring significant numbers into … Read more

Who Needs Men in Church?

By Joseph Shaw   Cardinal Burke recently gave a rather controversial interview on the crisis of men in Church. The lack of men in most Catholic churches in the West is there for all to see; looking at those most involved in parish life—readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar servers—the lack of menfolk is … Read more

The Explosive Online Growth of a Catholic Family Firm

Lily’s Story REGINA Magazine advertiser Veils By Lily is a Catholic success story experiencing exponential growth. A 2010 start-up bootstrapped by founder Lily Beck Wilson in Missouri, USA, Veils by Lily has learned quickly as it has grown: what works and what doesn’t in the brave new world of Catholic social media and advertising. In … Read more

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