RNS photo by Patti Jette Hanley

Provocative art put Catholic nun in the middle of 1960s maelstrom

(RNS) Combining images and words from advertising, pop culture and religion, the bold graphic art of Sister Mary Corita was as deeply representative of the spirit of the 1960s as it was ubiquitous in church basements, dorm rooms and urban communes of people involved in the struggle for civil rights and the campaign to end the Vietnam War. By David E. Anderson.

RNS photo by Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Ex-cons, homeless seek enlightenment through art

ST. LOUIS (RNS) A group of former prisoners and homeless veterans are acting out real-life lessons in suffering as they wrestle with Buddhist truths and their own demons. By Tim Townsend.