While avant-garde art dominated the past century, notes Robert R. Reilly, glorious and melodic music was being written all along, even if often suppressed or neglected.
Robert R. Reilly has written about classical music for more than 35 years, including for Crisis magazine, where he was music critic for 16 years. He has also written about music for High Fidelity, Musical America, Schwann/Opus, and the American Record Guide. He is the director of The West...
Argentina is trying to break with 70 years of populism, corruption, and general economic decline. But in the age of the Argentine pope, what role will the Church play in this process?
Before Jorge Bergoglio’s election as the first Latin American pope in 2013, Argentina was famous for many things: tango, its magnificent pampas, the beautiful late-nineteenth century architecture that marks much of Buenos Aires, to name just a few. Unfortunately, other things also come to mind: rampant and persistent corruption, extreme political instability, and, above all, the fact that...
Does the Church’s liturgy enable, now, the expression and communication of sacred realities? Is the ‘sacred’ still a meaningful category?
Editor's note: The following essay was originally given in slightly different form as an address on November 23, 2015, at the presentation of Fr. Uwe Michael Lang's book Signs of the Holy One: Liturgy, Ritual, and Expression of the Sacred.
Among the signal events to mark the
Church’s life in 2015 was the 500th birthday of St...
The actors and production crew behind Ben-Hur talk about their fresh take on a classic tale of betrayal and mercy.
Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Pictures will release its remake of Ben-Hur
on Friday, August 19. The movie is a retelling of the 1880 novel by retired
When biblical religion collapsed throughout Europe, subsidiarity and respect for difference imploded as well. The vacuum was filled by a monochromatic notion of “democracy.”
Ever since the United
Kingdom decided in June to leave the European Union, contending (and sometimes
overlapping) explanations have been offered for a vote that stunned the world’s
opinion-makers: a perceived loss of national sovereignty to a transnational
organization; concerns over current EU immigration policy and the effect of
open EU borders on jobs and the rul...