Sacred Arts Conference is Almost Here!

Leading Artists, Architects, and Philosophers to Gather in Chicago for Sacred Arts Conference This October 29th, the Catholic Art Guild, a Chicago-based community of artists, will host a landmark conference bringing together leading philosophers and artists to rediscover the power of Beauty in the modern world. The conference, entitled “Beauty and the Restoration of the Sacred”, will feature English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, well-known for his BBC documentary “Why Beauty Matters,” as well as architect Duncan Stroik, classical artist Anthony Visco, and art historian and educator Denis McNamara. The ground-breaking conference opens with a Solemn High Mass featuring Renaissance choral…

Happy Birthday America!

Hi there! I just have a few minutes before we start our Independence Day celebration, but I wanted to share something with you. Here is a very short clip of my favorite loves… God and country. It is from Mass at St. John Cantius in Chicago. If you haven’t done so yet today, please pray for America and her leaders. If you don’t know a prayer, I like this one but there are many on the internet. America needs your prayers every day. I hope you have a safe and wonderful July 4th! May God Bless you and may God…

Judge a Book by its Cover

So it seems, according to the latest secular culture trend, a rich MAN can pay for plastic surgery, synthetic hormones and become a woman. Secular culture believes that painted nails, glamorous dress, makeup and boobs define a woman. Secular view also says a blue eyed, blonde hair white woman can perm her hair and use bronzer to become an African American. A day at the salon and presto, she suddenly knows the problems that African Americans face today. According to secular view, you should judge a book by its cover. You should judge a person by his/her skin color and…

The Underwear War

I’m sure you have seen, or heard by now, the controversy over the Victoria’s Secret Perfect “Body” campaign. Victoria’s Secret has an underwear line called Body by Victoria. In this line you have a couple of bras with the word “perfect” in the product name. I guess that’s where “The Perfect ‘Body’” campaign comes from. This sounds like a marketing “no brainer” to me. Anyway, the backlash happened when Victoria’s Secret featured an ad with a bunch of super thin underwear models with the words “The Perfect ‘Body’”. Petitions were created and went viral. The petitions claimed that Victoria’s Secret…