The Church is burning. Why it’s important to be sustained by truly Christian art
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The Church is burning. Why it’s important to be sustained by truly Christian art

Shutterstock.com April 16, 2019 ( LifeSiteNews ) – In the hard battles of what sometimes is called Church politics, there is precious little time for things slow and thoughtful, for what is inner and mystical rather than public and illuminated by the brief, sharp light of media attention. Hand on your heart; do you have time to read a novel? Even one 700 pages long? Or is, in a sense, culture a luxury one cannot afford when the Church is on fire? Or is the opposite true? Maybe we suffer from a lack of stories that connect the river of fragments we wade through daily into a meaningful tale of a—yes, I agree—small, but still heroic life. Anyone weaving such a purposeful web need imagination, and a lot of it. Moreover, to live within a Christian story, we need a baptized imagination; and I would like to add, a Eucharistic, confirmed imagination, which keeps traveling the steep road of sanctification against the overwhelming odds of a neopagan, multibillion-dollar entertainment industry. Neither my fantasy nor probably yours is powerful enough for such a task. For this, we need authors and artists who are willing to live their Christian faith when […]

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