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Christian Street Artist Honors Beirut Explosion Victims with 204 Illegal Portraits

Christian Street Artist Honors Beirut Explosion Victims with 204 Illegal Portraits

Nine months later, Brady Black was fed up—and inspired. Last August, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in human history leveled Lebanon’s main port and thousands of homes. Charities and churches scrambled to help, as 204 people were killed. The government has done next to nothing. But now, each victim

Stalin was a ‘cancel culture’ pioneer: the inside story on how he cancelled ‘Hamlet’

Stalin was a ‘cancel culture’ pioneer: the inside story on how he cancelled ‘Hamlet’

William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is considered by some to be the single greatest story ever written. Hamlet has it all: ghosts, sword fights, suicide, revenge, lust, murder, philosophy, faith, manipulation, and a climactic bloodbath worthy of a Tarantino film. It’s a masterpiece of both high art and sensationalism,

Notre Dame Fire: Two Years Later, Despite Massive Cost Overruns, Officials Vow ‘the Cathedral Will Open’ by 2024

Notre Dame Fire: Two Years Later, Despite Massive Cost Overruns, Officials Vow ‘the Cathedral Will Open’ by 2024

More than 24 months after an April 15, 2019, fire engulfed the spire and most of the roof of the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Paris, the proper restoration work has barely begun. Exactly two years after the blaze, the preliminary phase dedicated to cleaning

“Spokesmen and Prophets of the Human Family:” St. John Henry Newman’s Defense

“Spokesmen and Prophets of the Human Family:” St. John Henry Newman’s Defense

It is apparent our times are in need of St. John Henry Newman’s emphasis on persons, the personal nature of reality, life, and history. Anxieties abound over ‘systemic,’ ‘cultural,’ ‘economic’, and ‘historical’ forces, as if mankind were driven by impersonal semi-spirits rather than particular human

St. Joseph in art: The silent knight

St. Joseph in art: The silent knight

St. Joseph, whose voice is never heard in the four gospel accounts, was often overlooked during the first centuries of Christian art. In their efforts to underscore Jesus’ divine paternity, Christian artists downplayed Joseph’s presence in scenes of the Nativity and infancy narratives. St. Joseph’s discretion