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What to Make of Madonna's Holy Pole-Dancing

Peggy Payne | Posted 10.15.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

I feel almost obligated to be a Madonna fan, since I write novels about the intersection of sex and spirituality. Madonna is probably the world's leading living artist who deals with this sizzling and controversial combo.

Miraculous Virgin Mary Icon Produces Sweet-Smelling Myrrh, Cures Man Of Blindness

Posted 11.26.2013 | Religion

Parishioners at a small, "cozy" Russian Orthodox Church in Hawaii say they have a lot to be thankful for. "We certainly don't deserve it," Father ...

Seeking The Next Michelangelo: Religious Art Gets An Update

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

FLORENCE, Italy (RNS) Set in a luscious park along the banks of the Arno River, an art school is trying to revive the tradition of sacred art that mad...

The Buddha As Icon

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.26.2011 | Arts
Michael Brenner

2011-03-19-Screenshot20110319at12.30.39PM.pngThe Buddha image is the most exceptional of religious icons. Its aesthetic is unique.

PHOTOS: Peter And Paul Icons From 4th Century Found In Rome

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) ROME — The earliest known icons of the Apostles Peter and Paul have been discovered in a catacomb under an eight-story modern office building i...