As they progress toward sainthood, and the possibility of becoming the first recognized Black Catholic saints of the United States, Father Tolton’s and Sister Thea’s lives are inspiring theater audiences from coast to coast in two plays, St. Luke Productions’ “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” and ValLimar Jansen’s “I Will Live Until I Die.”
Two potential Black Catholic saints inspire audiences through theatrical productions
Video game: ‘Have a Nice Death’
The Grim Reaper gets his house in order in the visually charming quest-themed game “Have a Nice Death” (Gearbox).
Late young Catholic artist’s evangelizing mission seen in newly dedicated college chapel overlooking Shenandoah Valley
“We see the very image of God reflecting in the beauty of this chapel.”
‘Arise to Blessedness’: The power of a squeezed-in retreat
The author builds each day’s chapter around a “traveling companion” saint whose life bore witness to the beatitudes. The “merciful” are represented by St. Maria Goretti, who forgave her murderer; “the meek” by St. Maximilian Kolbe; “the peacemakers” by St. Óscar Romero; the “clean of heart” by St. Charbel Makhlouf.
Notre Dame cathedral was on fire four years ago; here is what’s happening now
Notre Dame Cathedral will get its spire back by the end of 2023, more than four years after it was devastated by a fire. But to reopen the beloved symbol of France by Dec. 8, 2024, three conditions need to be met.
Movie: ‘The Pope’s Exorcist’
It’s important to bear in mind that, however credible its source material may be, the ostensibly fact-based possession tale “The Pope’s Exorcist” (Sony) remains a Hollywood horror movie.
Cardinal George biography prompts reflection on Chicago prelate’s legacy
Michael Heinlein’s 2023 book “Glorifying Christ,” the first biography of Cardinal George, id available on Kindle and set to be released in paperback March 6.
Reading for the Love of God
Virtuous reading includes elements of liturgy, prayer and worship.