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Entries by Cathleen Falsani from 07/2011

What is a Relic? Saintly Keepsakes from the Macabre to the Magnificent

| Posted 07.07.2011 | Religion

"It is that same longing to connect on a physical and not just spiritual level that draws the faithful to the tombs of the saints, ... the altars before which they prayed, even the prisons where they were tortured," author Thomas Craughwell writes in his new book.

Acting School Aims to Make Hollywood More Like Holywood

| Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion

"Artistic talent is a gift from God," John Paul once said. "And whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste his talent, but must develop it."

Is Michele Bachmann a Christian Feminist?

| Posted 07.14.2011 | Religion

"Just calling yourself a Christian feminist doesn't make you one, and if other people are calling (Palin and Bachmann) that, they don't know what it means," said feminist theologian Rita Nakashima Brock.

The Dudeist Bible: Just Take It Easy, Man

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion

What would the Dude do? That is the central spiritual, if not theological, concern of the Church of the Latter-day Dude, the totally not-fake religion based on the ethos of Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski.

Colossal Cathedrals: Building for God or Ourselves?

| Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion

"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth," Acts 17:24 reminds us, "and does not live in temples built by hands."

Watch Out For Those 'Chritches'

| Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion

Christians would do well to take a cue from our cousins in the Jewish community and cultivate a better sense of humor about ourselves. And save our outrage for injustices that are truly outrageous.