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When Rome Policed Art

A century ago, a little-known Belgian artist named Albert Servaes became famous when cardinals at the Holy Office in Rome censured him for depicting Jesus Christ in a way they considered unsuitable for Catholics. The story made the front page of American Art News in New York. In this . . . . Continue Reading »

Comfort to Predators

In the Closet of the Vatican:  Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by frédéric martel translated by shaun whiteside bloomsbury, 576 pages, $30 The cursus of Frédéric Martel’s work can be expressed quite simply: He takes 576 pages to convince us that the Roman Catholic clergymen who live and . . . . Continue Reading »

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