George Herriman's strip took "notions of good and evil and faith and free will, and addressed them all quite actively in the 34 years that Krazy Kat walked among us," said his biographer.
He was a child prodigy who became one of the most famous artists in the world, and more than 6 million tourists come to see his work at the Vatican Museums every year.
Raphael Sanzio, better known simply as Raphael, covered the walls of the pope’s Vatican palace in ornate frescoes and filled the Sistine Chapel with tapestries modeled on his designs before he died in 1520 at the age of 37.
Film review: "Uncommon Grace: Flannery O'Connor and the Possibility of Grace and Mystery" is a great, if short, introduction to the Catholic author's short life and compelling work.
College roundup: LGBT Catholics share their stories in "Full of Grace" play; LaRoche institute trains international priests and religious; California lawmakers propose college aid plan.
NCR Today: The HBO Documentary film, premiering tonight, will unnerve audiences with grim footage of the Assad regime's oppression and genocide.
Movie review: I am not a fan of the "Christian" genre, with its movies that lead with a message rather than the story. But "The Shack" gets it right.
Review: I brought to the Washington National Opera my own sense that Sr. Helen Prejean had misplaced her sympathy. I came away with many questions to ponder.
Religious Life Preview: Jesuit Fr. Dennis McNally's body of work includes more than 160 giant acrylic paintings on canvas, which beautify the walls of a classroom building at St. Joseph’s University.
Review: Getting a glimpse of Aisholpan’s family life, we begin to understand where her strength and confidence are rooted.
NCR Today: Sr. Rose saw 26 of the 47 feature-length films nominated for an Oscar in any category. She lays out her picks for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and more.