A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, December 21, 2018

On today’s show:

  • The Michaelangelo of the Mideast. Byzantine Rite Father Loya of Annunciation Byzantine Church in Homer Glen, Illinois. Father Thomas Loya has been painting his church for over 20 years. Why Byzantine iconography gives us a window into the soul. The “genius” of the Catholic Faith: All five senses are a pathway to God’s beauty and presence. A church should immediately put one in the presence of God. Father recounts an example were the secular media was swayed by the beauty of a church building. The reason Byzantine religious art is not signed by the artist. The joy of a beautiful church – open at any time of the day. 
  • Link: https://wgntv.com/2018/12/18/priest-called-michelangelo-of-the-midwest-for-paintings-in-suburban-church/
  • Jeffrey Gardner, PhD shares about the confluence of Art and Psychology. Are we regulating the images and sounds that go into our brain? Dr. Gardner shares about his conversion to the Catholic Church from Mormonism and Atheism. The power of images. What it means to be created “in the image and likeness of God” – we share in creation! Social media: An invitation to nearly every deadly sin (sloth, vanity, jealousy, vanity, etc.).
  • https://www.picturechristians.org/