5 Fruits in art and their spiritual symbolism


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Did you know “apple” and “evil” are the same word in Latin?

Sacred art is full of items that aren’t sacred — everyday stuff that might not immediately bring to mind particular symbolism.

Yet, traditionally artists choose specific items, such as fruit, for a specific purpose. In the Christian artistic tradition, nothing is without meaning.  More from Aleteia>>>

What Civilta Cattolica’s analysis of US Christianity missed


Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civilta Cattolica, aboard the papal flight to Quito, July 5, 2015. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

An analysis piece in La Civilta Cattolica alleging an “ecumenism of hate” between Catholics and Evangelical Fundamentalists is seriously flawed in its presentation of religion in public life, experts said.  More from the Catholic News Agency>>>

Benedict XVI’s Message At Cardinal Meisner’s Funeral


A BLOG called “Fidem in terra” has translated into English a message from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, delivered by his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein. The Funeral of Joachim Cardinal Meisner took place on Saturday, 15 July 2017, in the Cathedral of Cologne, which some say is the world’s most beautiful cathedral. The Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Woelki, who succeeded Cardinal Meisner as Archbishop of Cologne.  More from Corpus Christi Watershed>>>