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Articles, Culture, Science & Society

Valentine, Saint and Martyr

Source: Catholicism Pure & Simple on catholicismpureReprinted with permission Posted on February 14, 2020 by Catholicism Pure & Simple Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.” Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably […]

Articles, Vocations

Thoughts on the Lay Vocation

This column first appeared on the website The Catholic Thing (www.thecatholicthing.org). Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Over the past eighteen months, we’ve heard a great deal about the need for lay activism and lay collaboration in the management of Church affairs.  I’m all for it.  Such action items are, […]

Christian Graffiti in Moscow
Articles, Culture, Science & Society, Videos

Notes from the Underground – Icon Graffiti in the Subways of Moscow

Video Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty on YouTubeArticle Source: David Clayton on thewayofbeauty.org Via David Clayton:Is graffiti legitimate if it is beautiful? These Russians are spray painting icons onto the otherwise drab concrete walls and fascias of Moscow. I don’t know what the government or the people of Moscow make of them, but it […]

Articles, Culture, Science & Society

Painting The Nude: The Theology Of The Body and Representation Of Man in Christian Art

Source: thewayofbeauty.org Reprinted with permission.  Via David Clayton:Pontifex University Press is publishing my book on the place of the nude in Christian art. With a foreword written by Dr Christopher Blum (of the Augustine Institute), Painting the Nude: The Theology of the Body and Representation of Man in Christian Art will be of […]

Articles, Teaching

What is Purgatory?

Source: Catholic Answers at catholic.com Reprinted with permission. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines purgatory as a “purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven,” which is experienced by those “who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified” (CCC 1030). It notes that “this […]