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.

Questions remain after Christian painter Thomas Kinkade dies

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(RNS) Thomas Kinkade, a commercially successful painter of pastoral settings and a special favorite of his fellow evangelicals, died Friday (April 6) at the age of 54. Questions remain, however, about his behavior in recent years, including financial scandals as well as suspicions of alcohol abuse and reports of bizarre public incidents. By David Gibson.