Edition: Easter 2013 Art And Religion

Setting angels free

Setting angels free

19 June 2013 TH

Why is it that art and religion are so inextricably tied together?

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Asking the big questions

Asking the big questions

20 February 2013 TH

Australian 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.

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Preserving treasures

Preserving treasures

19 February 2013 TH

Have 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.

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A new house for God

A new house for God

19 February 2013 TH

Rebuilding the Bunbury Cathedral was the project of a lifetime for architect Marcus Collins.

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Artist portrait: Kate Murphy

Artist portrait: Kate Murphy

19 February 2013 TH

Sydney-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.

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Why art matters in church

Explorations: Why art matters in church

19 February 2013 TH

When 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.

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Artist portrait: Kerry Holland

Artist portrait: Kerry Holland

19 February 2013 TH

An artist and retreat director, Kerry Holland says the act of creating makes her feel closer to God.

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The Pope who confounded expectations

The Pope who confounded expectations

19 February 2013 TH

Pope 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.

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Benedict's wisdom

Benedict's wisdom

19 February 2013 TH

The outgoing pope was at heart a theologian and a teacher.

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A universal symbol

A universal symbol

19 February 2013 TH

Author 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.

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Editorial

19 February 2013 TH

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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A letter to: a painter

19 February 2013 TH

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.

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