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Immaculate Conception

What Would Mary Do?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

The Virgin Mary exemplifies the perfect mother's love. Some of us might see this perfection reflected in our own mothers, through their humble spirit, and deep love and devotion to God, as they put their children's needs before their own.

The Season of Mary, Spotless Mother of God

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Advent is the season of Mary, when we wait with her as the child forming in her womb readies for his unveiling. And each year a number of questions come up, such as: Is Mary the mother of God? Is she without sin?

Atlanta's Mo'Dest Volgare Serves the Most Offensive Holiday Drag Performance (NSFW VIDEO)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

At the season finale of Dragnificent, Atlanta's premier drag competition, I saw the most offensive number I believe exists. Celeste Holmes, host of Dragnificent, introduced the performer by telling the audience, "You are not prepared for this." Celeste was right.

Astoria Characters: The Veteran Survivor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Attilio Poli is standing tall in the asphalt drive of his back yard. He's gazing at his fig trees and grapevines, but there's a faraway look in his eyes that takes him all the way to Venice.

Should God Be Indicted?

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Janet Tavakoli

My recently published thriller, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, is a tale of intrigue about Jesuits who blackmail the pope with secret documents, and...

LOOK: Colombia Lights Up The Night With 'Day Of The Candle'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

As the sun set last night, Colombians emerged to light up the night with candles and paper lanterns as they celebrated el Día de las Velitas (Day of ...

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Immaculate Conception Of The Most Blessed Virgin Mary

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

Dec. 8 is the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated in the Roman Catholic and related Christian churches. The I...

Proposed Jesus Film Angers Christians With Story Of Jesus Born Of Roman Rapist

Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion

A proposed new film about Jesus is outraging conservative Christians with its unorthodox story line. The Daily Mail reports the movie is based o...

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Immaculate Conception Of Most Blessed Virgin Mary

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to see famous paintings of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: December 8 is the Feast Day of t...

Immaculate Conception In The Animal Kingdom

Posted 12.18.2011 | Women

In complete disregard of some pretty significant biblical symbolism, the unthinkable has happened to a copperhead snake: She's become a virgin mother....

The Importance Of Mary's Virginity

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

It is quite possible as a Christian to believe Jesus had a biological father and believe the story of the virgin conception says something important. It all depends on what you think "virgin" means.

The Virgin Mary: Spiritual Sister

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Scared child. Proud parent. Beloved icon. Soul sister. In her startlingly beautiful new book, author Judith Dupre uses each of these phrases to describe the Virgin Mary. It is the last -- "soul sister" -- that sparked my imagination.

Astoria Characters: The Model Mother

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rose Marie is a stoic woman, a no-nonsense product of the Great Depression and World War II. Yet as she talks about children, she can't stifle the slight smile that plays across her face.