Category Archives: Art

Parish Art

One of our parish’s Liturgy Commission members wrote a series for the summer bulletins on the stories behind various works of art in our parish. It was adapted for our parish website here. We have moved exclusively to commissioning artists … Continue reading

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Sorrowful Songs in the Cathedral

I’m surprised I’ve never blogged on this before, Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony. I have the best-selling version with Dawn Upshaw on cd, which still is the finest version of the ones I’ve heard. Recently I stumbled across this one on … Continue reading

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Production Comes To Life

There is one awesomely wicked storm pouring down on poor Omaha tonight. The College World Series is on one end of town and a friend of mine texted me from being huddled under the concourse roof with her family. On … Continue reading

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I See

I was thinking about Joseph Plunkett’s poem. I first read it in the poetry appendix of Christian Prayer more than thirty years ago. The musical setting I was first familiar with was that of Michael Joncas from his collection Every … Continue reading

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Jesus Homeless in North Carolina

I’ve heard of Timothy Schmalz’s Jesus The Homeless in various forums. I did not know that the reproduction of his statue had not yet made it to the States. NPR has a feature today on Weekend Edition Sunday of the Lord on the … Continue reading

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Letter To Artists 16: The “Beauty” That Saves

Let’s wrap up John Paul II’s Letter to Artists. The final theme of the document, with a nod to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “The ‘Beauty’ that saves.” 16. On the threshold of the Third Millennium, my hope for all of you who are … Continue reading

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Letter To Artists 15: The Creator Spirit and Artistic Inspiration

When Pope John Paul speaks of “the Creator Spirit and artistic inspiration” it’s pretty clear we can’t and don’t bypass the human imagination as a means for God’s grace to work in the world. 15. Often in the Church there … Continue reading

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