Culture

Art, Food and the air of Rome. Curated by Lucy Gordon

Church Needs To Prepare Herself To Become A “Diaspora Church”

Fr. Michał Paluch, O.P. Fr. Michał Paluch, O.P., presents a new Institute of Culture to share the legacy of St. John Paul II and spread the Christian message By Jan Bentz A poster presenting the new Institute in Rome Pope, saint, spiritual father to millions. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary [...]

Food For Thought: At last Rome’s “Il Tuo Vissani”

Eccentric and bombastic Italian chef Gianfranco Vissani was “to the kitchen born.” His father, Mario Vissani, was the owner and chief chef of a country-style restaurant in his tiny medieval hometown of Civitella del Lago near Orvieto in Umbria, in the very heart of Italy. Mario’s customers were local fishermen and Sunday tippers. Gianfranco started [...]

A Young Polish Priest, Murdered 36 Years Ago, Is Remembered

Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, the chaplain of the Solidarity movement, is on the path to sainthood By Barbara Middleton An image of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko. Above right, his mother, Marianna, attends the beatification ceremonies of her son on June 6, 2010. Earlier this year, Barbara Middleton interviewed Marek Popieluszko, nephew of Blessed [...]

East-West Watch: Can Disease Be Transmitted Through Communion?

By Peter Anderson For the Catholic Church, the method of distributing Communion in most locations has been modified during the time of the COVID pandemic. With the reopening of churches, the general practice of dioceses in the United States has been to allow only the distribution of Communion in the hand, and not on the [...]

Of Books, Art and People: Caravaggio and His Admirer, Roberto Longhi

By Lucy Gordan Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio. Prolonged through January 10, 2021 at Rome’s Capitoline Museums, is the temporary exhibition, Il Tempo di Caravaggio: Capolavori della collezione di Roberto Longhi, or The Times of Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Art Collection of Roberto Longhi. I’ve already written three articles for ITV [...]

“All languages seem the same to him”

More than a century ago, Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson foresaw the rise of secular humanism, the contraction of the Catholic Church, and the coming of the Antichrist... By ITV Staff Editor’s Note: The passage below is from the novel Lord of the World, written by the English Catholic convert Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson (the son [...]

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