Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Arts/Media News

20180619T1112 0392 CNS IRAQI ICONOGRAPHER 800Iraqi refugee Mothana Butres of Zahle, Lebanon, works on an icon in this undated photo. (CNS photo/courtesy of Mothana Butres)BEIRUT (CNS) -- When Islamic State fighters overran Qaraqosh, Iraq, in the summer of 2014, Mothana Butres was able to grab only a single volume from his father's collection of thousands of Syriac books and manuscripts.

20180615T1208 0243 CNS YO YO MA PEACE 800Yo-Yo Ma, world-renowned cellist, acknowledges the audience during the Concert for Peace at St. Sabina Church in Chicago June 10. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)CHICAGO (CNS) -- When world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Concert for Peace to St. Sabina Church for the second time June 10, there was a special feature -- five original works written with family members who lost loved ones to gun violence as a tribute to the people who died.

20180612T1512 0210 CNS TAG MOVIE ORIGINAL 800Father Sean Raftis, center, stands with a group of Catholic high school friends from Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Wash., at the "Tag" premiere in Los Angeles June 7. (CNS photo/courtesy Father Raftis)WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A group of Catholic high school friends has kept in touch -- literally -- since graduating more than 30 years ago from Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington.

20180530T1350 17726 CNS BEYOND SUN RODRIGUEZ 800This is a poster from the movie "Beyond the Sun." The film, which tells the story of four young people who leave home to look for God, was written and directed by Graciela Rodriguez Gilio. (CNS photo/Grace Hill Media)WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Not everybody gets the movie script they wrote produced. Nor does everybody get the chance to direct the film that they've written, especially a first script and a first directing opportunity.

20180314T0901 1969 CNS POPE WENDERS FILM 800 2German filmmaker Wim Wenders is pictured in this undated photo with Pope Francis during the production of his documentary film, "Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word." The film was compiled from four long sit-down sessions with the pope and from clips of the pope at the Vatican and abroad. (CNS photo/Vatican Media, handout)WASHINGTON (CNS) -- German filmmaker Wim Wenders, whose new film biography, "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word," debuts on U.S. screens May 18, said he was "so excited" when Pope Francis was announced as the new pope.