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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…

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…

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…

The Last Letter of Kara Tippetts

I was extremely saddened by the passing of Kara Tippetts. Kara was a 38 year old, wife of a pastor and mother of four children. She was diagnosed two years ago with stage four, breast cancer. You may remember that Kara wrote an open letter to Brittany Maynard to try and convince Maynard to reconsider her assisted suicide decision. I had never met Kara Tippetts but she opened her heart and shared her journey with all of us via her blog, Mundane Faithfulness. She showed us an amazing example of true love, true courage, true beauty and what it means…