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Welcome to Beauty Ever New, a podcast about Catholic Art and Architecture. Our name is inspired by a celebrated phrase from St. Augustine where he laments his late arrival into the splendor of God’s truth. We invite you to join us as we have conversations with artists, architects, musicians, fundraisers, scholars and more, about how to bring beauty into our churches and communities. If you are a seminarian, a priest or bishop, a committee member in your parish, or a parishioner who wonders S ...
 
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In this episode of The Salty Jon Show, Jon highlights someone of note who has been at the forefront of criticism of evolutionary theory for over 30 years. This person of the month has some excellent books on this topic and many others that are referenced in the notes below. The episode is not meant to be an in-depth exposition of all of the flaws o…
 
In this episode of The Salty Jon Show, Jon responds to some disparaging claims about the SSPX made by Tim Staples over at Catholic Answers Live. This episode is meant as a very brief overview of some of the things said and why they are wrong. For a detailed SSPX podcast series, stay tuned. We are working on one that will cover the myriad of issues …
 
In this episode Jon sits down for a chat with Father Gerald Osuagwu. They discuss sacred architecture for churches in the modern world. Fr. Gerald has recently achieved a master's degree in architecture and aims to bring the majesty and reverence back to the building of churches. They touch on topics of history, orientation, Church law and regulati…
 
Join Rafael and Chris as we talk with instructional designer and educator Taylor Fayle about the intersection of soul and machine, Digital Minimalism, digital technologies, Catholic Liturgy, and how we relate to the technology that shapes and enables our lives. (Episode Cover a Modified Photo by Annie Theby on Unsplash) Special Guest: Taylor Fayle.…
 
Social Media is an established reality that has become ubiquitous to modern life. Its promise from the start was to connect the world, to do away with the distance between us, but at what cost? Companies have developed gimmicks of ever increasing complexity to keep our attention. What are we to make of all of this? Jeff Jimenez works in cyber secur…
 
Social Media is an established reality that has become ubiquitous to modern life. Its promise from the start was to connect the world, to do away with the distance between us, but at what cost? Companies have developed gimmicks of ever increasing complexity to keep our attention. What are we to make of all of this? Jeff Jimenez works in cyber secur…
 
Artists have a special relationship with God in that they share, in a certain sense, in the supreme creative act of God. Artists are given talents that they are called to develop, so that through them they may reveal God to the world through their work. Joins us as we talk with Michaela Barta about John Paul II's letter to artists. Special Guest: M…
 
How often do you notice the building you work in or live in? How does it shape or change your behavior? The truth is that architecture forms us in it's own silent but powerful way. Ryan Trusell is an artist, a writer, an amateur theologian, husband and father. Among his creative endeavors is the only, as far as he knows, benedictine zombie novel, a…
 
Architecture is sick. Is it really? Why would architecture be sick? Chris and Rafael take a look at architecture in general and church architecture specifically over the last 80 years and discuss how the industrial revolution inspired a radical change in how buildings were designed. Architects like Le Corbusier became household names and changed th…
 
In this episode we discuss a bit of the history of St. Valentine's Day and why we celebrate love and marriage this time of year. We go over the pagan holiday of Lupercalia and its similarities and differences to Valentine's Day and the perversion that modern Valentine's Day has become. We discuss what the holiday should still mean and what love and…
 
Music is a transofrmative force. It speaks to us on such a deep level, that at times can shake us to the core. It can help define our identity, our memory and how we see the world. Like so many of the arts, music changed after the incarnation. It became infused with meaning in rich and powerful ways. This new music sent shockwaves through the ages,…
 
Our lives have become buried under the weight of constant distraction, so much so that we have lost the ability to fully appreciate the True the Good and the Beautiful. If we are to reclaim our ability to design and experience beauty, then we have to reconnect with our ability for wonder. John Senior, a legendary educator, knew this better than any…
 
Beauty isn't free. Often times it requires great sacrifices on behalf of the artists and the patrons. On this episode of Beauty Ever New we are joined by Andrew Robison, president of Petrus Development. Asking people for money can be incredibly scary, how do you aproach someone? What do you say? What works best? Let's walk through this together and…
 
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