David Murano, CityArts Director will exhibit his stations of the cross and the last supper.
The exhibit will run through April 23. Additionally, the gallery will host an “Art for Lunch” lecture from 12:00-1:00 p.m. next Tuesday, March 30, where Mr. Murano will be available to answer questions about the exhibit. This lecture is free and open to the public, with a light lunch available to the first 20 guests (or feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch).
Lynda Beck, Curator for Arts, St. Clare Sunshine Room at St. Anthony: "...it is a very cool presentation, it will be up through most of April, I encourage everyone who loves the art of the Church, to get out to Newman to view this show..... it's not everyday ya know that the Steckline exhibits Catholic art."
Fr. Dwight Longnecker has a good blog, and he re-viewed a book by Prof. Phillip Jenkins of Penn State on the phenomenon of priests that are pedophiles. A total of 400 priests have been accused of this crime since 1982, out of 50,000 priests; many of these cases are pending and a good number should turn out to be false accusations. This non-Catholic professor did some re-search on the subject (ugly as it is) and found out some things for you to know in your apologetics, especially now that this topic has hit Ireland and Europe so hard and is back on the front page:
- Married men are more likely to abuse chil-dren than unmarried men.
- All religious groups have pedophilia statis-tics, and the Catholic Church is at the bottom of the list.
- Of all the professions, Christian clergy are the least likely to offend. The top offending professions are doctors, teachers and farmers.
- Among clergy offenders, Catholic priests are the least likely to offend.
- However, no other organization, religion or institution receives as much attention about this crime as does the Catholic Church.