Arts & Faith

Knights of Columbus to replace traditional fourth-degree uniform, regalia

PHOENIX — The Knights of Columbus, long associated with swords, capes and chapeaus, will be going through a significant uniform change. The traditional regalia worn by fourth-degree Knights will be replaced, announced Supreme Knight Carl Anderson Aug. 1 during the international fraternal organization’s 135th annual Supreme Convention in St. Louis, which was livestreamed on EWTN.…

CNS movie review: ‘The Tribunal’

NEW YORK — The annulment process provides the unusual courtroom setting for the romantic drama “The Tribunal” (Freestyle). While the movie’s Catholic values are strong, they come filtered through some faulty filmmaking. Divorced musician Joe Seacker (Chris Petty) pursues a decree of nullity so that he can wed his devout girlfriend, Emily Vanderslice (Laura Mock).…

Notre Dame organist graces cathedral with ‘emotional improvisations’

World-renowned musician Olivier Latry visits Detroit for solemn vespers with archbishop DETROIT — When you hear Olivier Latry talk about music, it’s inspiring. When you hear Olivier Latry play music, it’s breath-taking. Sponsored by the Cathedral Cultural Series and music-lovers in the Metro Detroit area, Latry, the organist of the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris was in…

Collection of essays offers insights into church, societal differences

By Eugene J. Fisher Catholic News Service “Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church” includes the presentations of 19 scholars, parish activists, clergy and laypeople at a conference of the same title held in 2015 at the University of Notre Dame. Each author was allowed to expand and modify their original remarks based upon what they…

Italian organist performs with Syrian symphony, ‘passionate’ musicians

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan — A famed Italian Catholic cathedral organist is believed to have been the first Western musician to perform in Syria since the start of the civil war nearly six years ago. “It has been awesome. It was something unbelievable,” Eugenio Maria Fagiani told Catholic News Service by…