Artwork and letters by children in Uvalde and in war-torn Ukraine published in the Winter 2022 issue of Catholic Extension’s magazine.
Extension features Nativity art, letters by children of Ukraine, Uvalde
Photos of the Week: Sept. 6, 2022
In the spotlight: John Paul I beatification, Pakistan flooding, Gorbachev death
Pontifical fine arts academy welcomes new members
The academy was founded in 1542 as the Congregation of St. Joseph of the Holy Land and its members not only were artisans and artists, but also were volunteers dedicated to helping the poor of Rome.
Photos of the Week: Feb. 21, 2022
In the spotlight: papal meeting with artists, Ukraine shelling, Brazil mudslide
Artistic beauty makes God’s love known, pope says
The artists are part of a movement called “Diakonia of Beauty,” created in 2012 to restore a relationship in which the Catholic Church relies on artists to share the Gospel and in which the artists seek to learn from and serve the church.
Book describes Counter-Reformation content of Catholic art
The book’s aim is to show how Catholic art “saved the faith” in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation that questioned important Catholic doctrines such as the number of sacraments, Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist and the intercession of Mary and the saints.