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Italian mosaic artist's dream realized with completion of Trinity Dome

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Giovanni Travisanutto's mosaic career began when he was an 11-year-old boy standing on a step stool to reach the workbench at the mosaic school in Spilimbergo, Italy. It ended with him once again reaching new heights as he stood atop scaffolding 150 feet up, installing the mosaic section that would complete both his career and the original plans for the Trinity Dome in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Writer's work touches on ongoing search for personal moral standards

TORONTO (CNS) -- Catholic writer Philip Caputo shot to literary prominence in 1977 with release of his Vietnam war memoir, "A Rumor of War." The no-holds-barred soldier's account of the horror, brutality, demoralization and pointlessness of combat in an ideologically murky war was one of the first notes of doubt and dissent about America's foreign policy objectives in that turbulent time.

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Surprise! Chicago suburb is home to a major Guadalupe shrine

Chicago, Ill., Dec 12, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- Marian devotion is intense among the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe each year on her feast day. Not just her shrine in Mexico City. The Virgin of Guadalupe has a major place of honor in Des Plaines, Ill., a Chicago suburb.

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Soros money means legal trouble for Amnesty's Ireland abortion campaign

Dublin, Ireland, Dec 11, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- Amnesty International is in no position to oppose an Irish law against foreign political funding now that it is under scrutiny for taking money from U.S. financier George Soros’ Open Society Foundations to target the country’s abortion restrictions, Irish pro-life advocates have said.

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