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Painted Screens and Painted Stations: a Secular and Sacred Art Report

Last Sunday afternoon, I spent a couple hours at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, one of the two interfaith centers in which my parish has a presence. The building has a central area resembling a courtyard, with plenty of natural … Continue reading

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The Persuasive Power of a Mother’s Breast

An interesting paper by Salvador Ryan, The Persuasive Power of a Mother’s Breast: The Most Desperate Act of the Virgin Mary’s Advocacy, discusses the once-popular images of Mary breastfeeding Jesus, or exposing her breast to him, as depicting two forms … Continue reading

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Got Religious Photos?

The Pluralism Project is sponsoring its annual Photo Contest: We are looking for high-resolution digital images that convey the vibrancy of religious diversity in the USA. We are particularly interested in images in the following categories: – Religious practices and … Continue reading

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Dance!

H/T Sandra Mattucci.

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Do Catholics worship Idols? Part 1: Statues of Jesus

Quite some time ago, after a post about contemporary idolatry, I promised one of my commenters a response to his question whether the Catholic use of statues in prayer constituted idolatry. Since one of my BLT co-bloggers has also just … Continue reading

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Images of Mary Magdalene

Lent Madness celebrity blogger Meredith Gould shared her Pinterest board of images of Mary Magdalene in her writeup (aka lobbying) for today’s match. Thanks, Meredith – these are beautiful! (I voted for Mary Magdalen, in case you couldn’t guess. 😉 … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Stations of the Cross

Many thanks to Nadia Bolz-Weber for sharing the Stations of the Cross 2010 – Made Entirely From News Photos of the Haiti Earthquake that her church put together. Each of the stations is labelled with the familiar text — Jesus … Continue reading

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Review: Sacred Shock: Framing Visual Experience in Byzantium

Sacred Shock: Framing Visual Experience in Byzantium by Glenn Peers My rating: 5 of 5 stars You would not believe there was so much to say about the framing of icons, but there is, and it’s all fascinating. Glenn Peers … Continue reading

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Emotive Cognition and Sensuous Devotion in Catholicism

This sounds like a fascinating seminar: Emotive Cognition and Sensuous Devotion in Catholicism Hosted by Connecticut College in October 2012, it will feature presentations by two religion professors, one professor of religion and anthropology, and one professor of German art … Continue reading

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