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Pope asks for prayers for artists

The arts and nature express the beauty of creation and bring joy to the soul. Let us join the Pope in praying for artists

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A resounding Hallelujah

TOM CASEY :: Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” stands out from a lot of contemporary pop. It shows the singer's awareness of a key theme of the Bible: surrender.

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The gift of darkness

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Leonard Cohen's new album, 'You want it darker', is a fitting conclusion to a life of art that probed the mystery of the divine and the human.

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Shaped by death: Nick Cave’s new album

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Everything about 'The Skeleton Tree' is beautiful but heart-breaking. While preparing it, Cave heard that his son had died in an accident.

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The Jesuits and the arts

American Jesuit John W O’Malley SJ is a renowned historian and author. In this interview with Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications he claims that from the mid-sixteenth century until their suppression, the Jesuits were the most prolific patrons of the arts.

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MAR25: Lecture – Jesuits and the Arts in the Tridentine Era

John W. O’Malley SJ will present this public lecture ‘Jesuits and the Arts in the Tridentine Era’. John is University Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His books have won major prizes, and his best known work, ‘The First Jesuits’, has been translated into ten languages. His book ‘What happened at Vatican II’ has become a standard reference text. ...

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