Monday, November 30, 2009

News Archive (2007-2008)

November 28, 2008: Placido Domingo puts Pope John Paul II poems to music. Click to read the article on ZENIT.

November 27, 2008: Pope Benedict XVI says the artist’s mission is “to stir up awe at and desire for the beautiful." Read the article on Catholic Online.

October 15, 2008: Art as bridge to Scripture emerges as a topic at Synod of Bishops. Click to read the article from Catholic News Service.

October 13, 2008: "Art must be used in proclaiming the word of God," German Bishop remarks. Click to read the article from Catholic News Agency.

September 19, 2008: Dramatic stories in Bible have inspired artists for centuries. Read the news brief from Catholic News Service.

September 1, 2008: Vatican proposes sacred art presence at the 2009 Venice Biennial. Read the full article on ZENIT.

August 26, 2008: Master's program in Architecture, Sacred Arts, and Liturgy at the European University of Rome seeks to halt sacred arts crisis. Read the article on ZENIT.

July 7, 2008: Pope Benedict XVI says music is an evangilization tool. Read the full article on ZENIT.

July 4, 2008: Archbishop Raymond Burke founds the Institute for Sacred Music. Read an interview with the Institute's first director, Fr. Samuel Weber, on ZENIT.

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June 20, 2008: The Foundations’ assistant director, Rachel Ross, is interviewed by ZENIT on the current exhibit, Redeeming Beauty. Read the full interview.

April 25, 2008: "Music infuses hope into the human soul," says Pope Benedict. Full story from CNA

March 14, 2008: The Foundation for Sacred Arts moves to a new location in downtown Washington, DC. Full story in our March-April 2008 e-Newsletter.

March 9, 2008: Redeeming Beauty opens at Ave Maria University in Naples, FL. Read the full story in our e-Newsletter.

February 7, 2008: New York museum organizes art expo entitled "The Prodigal Son: The Art of Forgiveness." Full story from CNA.

October 15, 2007: "Sacred music safeguards tradition of the Church and is of greater value than any other art," Pope says. Full story from CNA

April 17,2007: Pope praises the power of music to raise the gaze of man to "absolute Good and Beauty". Full story from the Catholic News Agency.

March 1, 2007: Enriching prayer: Artists, enthusiasts promote local, sacred art . Click here for the full story from the Phoenix Catholic Sun.