Religious Paintings in the Vatican Museum

   P.2081 - §4 It required a great power, a mighty influence, to free the thinking and living of the Western peoples from the withering grasp of a totalitarian ecclesiastical domination. Secularism did break the bonds of church control, and now in turn it threatens to establish a new and godless type of mastery over the hearts and minds of modern man. The tyrannical and dictatorial political state is the direct offspring of scientific materialism and philosophic secularism. Secularism no sooner frees man from the domination of the institutionalized church than it sells him into slavish bondage to the totalitarian state. Secularism frees man from ecclesiastical slavery only to betray him into the tyranny of political and economic slavery.
paintings in the Raphael Rooms
  Christian paintings of Jesus
  Vatican tapestries
  paintings of religious history
 A rare painting showing how an animal is sacrificed.
 Saracen's attack of Assissi.
 Constantine's baptism
 Constantine's building of 50 Basilicas
 map of Venice


  other paintings