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>>>