The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will be hosting a talk titled A NEW WAY OF SEEING: THE CHURCH AND CONTEMPORARY ART AND FILM this evening Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM with Bishop Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture and Fr. Robert Lauder, Professor of Philosophy at St. John's University

These thought leaders will offer reflections on modern art and cinema from a Christian perspective, exploring the shared purpose of art and faith in conveying the mystery and meaning of the human condition

Members of the press interested in covering this event are asked to kindly contact Mercedes Anderson at [email protected]

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture ( is a New York City arts center located in NoHo that presents a vibrant mix of theater, film, music, art and talk events. An initiative of the Archdiocese of New York, The Sheen Center serves all New Yorkers by presenting performances and artists that reflect the true, the good, and the beautiful. Named for the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, best remembered as an inspirational author, radio host and two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality, The Sheen Center reflects his modern-day approach to contemporary topics. The Sheen Center is a state-of-the-art theater complex that includes the 270-seat off-Broadway Loreto Theater, equipped with five-camera high-definition TV and live-stream capability and a multi-track recording studio; the 80-seat off-off-Broadway Black Box Theater; four rehearsal studios; and an art gallery