First Topic – Iconography: The Art of the East
Iconography refers to the making and liturgical use of icons, pictorial representations of Biblical scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, historical events in the life of the Church, and portraits of the saints. Icons are usually two-dimensional images and may be made of paint, mosaic, embroidery, weaving, carving, engraving, or other methods. Images have always been a vital part of the Church, but their place was the subject of the Iconoclast Controversy in the 8th and 9th centuries, especially in the East. The use of iconography is considered one of the most distinctive elements of the Byzantine Rite. Fr. Joseph Marquis is here to discuss the history, theology, and tradition of Icons.
Second Topic– Kresta Comments: The Abuse Buzz: Being Buried Under Babel
The amount of news, hype, questions, conversation, accusation, defense, details, lawsuits, hyperbole, and spin in the whole clerical sexual abuse scandal is dizzying. It’s enough to make you want to just run and hide. But “run and hide” is not what we are called to do. Al has a primer on the sex abuse crisis and just how much information we are dealing with.