Arts and Culture

Catholic art, secular art, festivals, concerts, feast day celebrations

Hollywood Reporter re-tells John Paul II Los Angeles visit
Peter Bogdanovich: "Nudity opened the floodgates"

Photo used in Hollywood Reporter story – Roger Mahony and John Paul II at Dodger Stadium (Photo from Getty Images) While awards season has The Two Popes and HBO has The New Pope (it premiered Jan. 13), Hollywood

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Hollywood Reporter re-tells John Paul II Los Angeles visit
Peter Bogdanovich: "Nudity opened the floodgates"
2020-02-03T09:45:32-08:00

21st-century music in a 21st-century cathedral
Oakland Bishop Michael Barber recounts history of diocese's cathedral to Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians

The Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians came to Oakland for the first time for its annual conference Jan. 6-9. Two concerts were part of the festivities. The first celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Conroy Memorial Organ in

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21st-century music in a 21st-century cathedral
Oakland Bishop Michael Barber recounts history of diocese's cathedral to Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians
2020-01-16T06:28:03-08:00

Orthodox programming over the airwaves
Traditional Catholic radio in the Imperial Valley

From the intro’s rousing orchestral strings and Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s epic vocals to rockin’ guitar riffs, the Valley’s first Catholic radio show took shape in 2019. “Sacred Heart Narratives” airs on St. John Paul II Catholic Radio’s FM

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Orthodox programming over the airwaves
Traditional Catholic radio in the Imperial Valley
2020-01-07T13:03:26-08:00

Clips from ‘Triumph of the Will’ inside the movie ‘A Hidden Life’
George Eliot's idea of courage contrasted with Hitler's

In Thomas Aquinas’ treatment of the virtue of courage, he argues that endurance — “which is the capacity to stand immovable in the face of dangers" — rather than attack, is the chief mark of courage. Among the reasons

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Clips from ‘Triumph of the Will’ inside the movie ‘A Hidden Life’
George Eliot's idea of courage contrasted with Hitler's
2020-01-04T14:48:36-08:00

Andrea Bocelli follows Tolstoy back to the Church
Difficult to believe that he had ever drifted from God.

Bocelli singing "Ave Maria" on YouTube (See link below) After years of literary success and popular acclaim, Leo Tolstoy became dissatisfied with the complacency of the intelligentsia in what it had accepted as life’s meaning (or lack thereof)—in a

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Andrea Bocelli follows Tolstoy back to the Church
Difficult to believe that he had ever drifted from God.
2019-12-27T11:03:55-08:00

A tool for pro-life parents
New children's book encourages kids to stand for life

Parents who want to instill a pro-life worldview in their children now have an illustrated children’s book they can use to encourage their kids to “speak up for life” and refute the "lies" of abortion.  Bethany Bomberger, an adoptive

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A tool for pro-life parents
New children's book encourages kids to stand for life
2019-12-10T15:05:33-08:00

Interactive Advent calendar from the Norbertines
Daily reflections, videos, music, commentaries

From the Dec. 2 section of the calendar Known for their white habits, penchant for service, and intellectual rigor, the Norbertines in Southern California have launched a digital Advent calendar that will engage Catholics around the world. This new

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Interactive Advent calendar from the Norbertines
Daily reflections, videos, music, commentaries
2019-12-03T11:40:43-08:00

Guadalupe art at L.A. cathedral until Dec. 16
By Lalo Garcia, Laura Vasquez Rodriguez, Rosa Maria Alvarez, Rick Ortega

Sample of Lalo Garcia work, The Gift at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Oxnard (Photo from artist's website) Ten art pieces are part of the exhibit in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego installed today

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Guadalupe art at L.A. cathedral until Dec. 16
By Lalo Garcia, Laura Vasquez Rodriguez, Rosa Maria Alvarez, Rick Ortega
2019-11-22T11:01:46-08:00

Queer theory art exhibit at Loyola Marymount
LGBTQIA+ history in one common space

The Gay Rub art installation (Photo by Annie Kapila/Loyolan) The Gay Rub is a creative art installation that joins together queer history from all around the globe into one powerful exhibit. By rubbing paper and charcoal over different

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Queer theory art exhibit at Loyola Marymount
LGBTQIA+ history in one common space
2019-11-05T14:37:33-08:00

Honoring the memory of their loved ones
Thousands expected to participate in Day of the Dead celebrations at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard and Calvary Cemetery in East LA

For the second year in a row, 28-year-old Jeannette Vasquez, her siblings, mother, and other family members will come together at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard to create a traditional Day of the Dead altar in honor of her

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Honoring the memory of their loved ones
Thousands expected to participate in Day of the Dead celebrations at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard and Calvary Cemetery in East LA
2019-10-23T12:05:11-07:00