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18 February 2013


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Asking the big questions

19 February 2013 | Rosie Hoban

Asking the big questionsAustralian Mercy Sister Rosemary Crumlin wants her art to take the viewer, or beholder, through a hole and into a place where they feel a response or encounter mystery.


Artist portrait: Kate Murphy

18 February 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Artist portrait: Kate MurphySydney-based Kate Murphy is a portrait artist. But instead of a brush she has a video camera, and instead of a canvas she has a television screen.


Artist portrait: Kerry Holland

18 February 2013 | Fatima Measham

Artist portrait: Kerry HollandAn artist and retreat director, Kerry Holland says the act of creating makes her feel closer to God.


Preserving treasures

18 February 2013 | Giselle Lapitan

Preserving treasuresHave you ever thought about how the great historical paintings we enjoy are preserved through the years? We decided to find out more about the world of art restoration.


A new house for God

18 February 2013 | Virginia Small

A new house for GodRebuilding the Bunbury Cathedral was the project of a lifetime for architect Marcus Collins.


A universal symbol

18 February 2013 |

A universal symbolAuthor and academic Fr Gerald O'Collins SJ has been in Rome for three conclaves, those which elected John Paul I, Blessed John Paul II, and Benedict XVI. Australian Catholics editor Michael McVeigh asked how the unprecedented resignation of Benedict XVI might change things in the Church.


Benedict's wisdom

18 February 2013 |

Benedict's wisdomThe outgoing pope was at heart a theologian and a teacher.


Why art matters in church

18 February 2013 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Why art matters in churchWhen we think of art in churches we think of statues, paintings and stained glass windows, all of which are standard fixtures in places of worship. But artworks have also often caused controversy.


AC in the classroom: Getting in the picture

18 February 2013 | Geraldine Martin

Art has changed from century to century and from artist to artist. But the basic theme remains - to communicate to an audience and to express a personal philosophy of life.


The Pope who confounded expectations

18 February 2013 | Ray Cassin

The Pope who confounded expectationsPope Benedict XVI is not the first person to have won praise for quitting his job. What is unusual in the Pope's case is that the praise is sincerely meant - it isn't a backhand way of saying that he didn't do his job well.


Setting angels free

18 June 2013 | Ann Rennie

Setting angels freeWhy is it that art and religion are so inextricably tied together?


A letter to: a painter

18 February 2013 | Michael McGirr

Dear Rembrandt,
Thank you for sending me a quote for painting the front of our house. I appreciate your advice about not bothering to paint the back because you believe that we should only be worried about what people can see from the street.


Editorial

18 February 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered as a quiet teacher in a world not used to people speaking in gentle tones. His speeches and encyclicals weren't condemnations of modern society, but rather deep reflections on themes central to our faith.


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