Category Archives: church architecture

Proclaiming the Holy Year at the Holy Door

By Elliot Williams* VATICAN CITY — Saturday evening, in front of the Holy Door in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis’ will give the archpriests of the major basilicas of Rome copies of his “bull of indiction,” or … Continue reading

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Crazy for Kickstarter: Another church embraces crowd-funding

VATICAN CITY — The largest Franciscan church in the world needs help. And it has turned to the Internet’s modern-day system of patronage for the arts with Kickstarter. The final resting place of Michelangelo, Niccolo Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei, the … Continue reading

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Historic cemetery shows ‘continuity between life, death’

By Sarah McCarthy PORT TOBACCO, Md. –- Sitting on top of a hill overlooking the Port Tobacco River in southern Maryland, St. Ignatius Church stands out against a backdrop of colorful autumn trees and vacant farmland. The large red brick … Continue reading

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Sculptor captures ‘heart and soul’ of Mary, Joseph in statues for renovated cathedral

A world away from Rome, the conclave and the papal watch there’s excitement at the local church level about something entirely different — but a celebration of the Catholic faith nonetheless. The excitement is in Wichita, Kan., about the completion … Continue reading

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