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Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

10 Mother Teresa Quotes That Remind Us Of Her Enduring Legacy

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2017 | Religion

Mother Teresa, the Catholic nun who made it her life’s mission to care for the sick and the poor, is set to be canonized by Pope Francis on Septembe...

Pope Declares Swedish Nun Who Sheltered Jews During The Holocaust A Saint

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.07.2016 | Religion

A Swedish nun credited with sheltering Jewish families in her convent during the Holocaust is now a saint of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis canoni...

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.11.2017 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

Mother Teresa Is Officially Becoming A Saint

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.18.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis celebrated his 79th birthday on Thursday (Dec. 17) with a gift to the many devotees of Mother Teresa of Calcutta: The pontiff gave final ...

It Turns Out Saint Is Not That Unusual Of A Baby Name

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced on Monday that they named their newborn son Saint West. Predictably, the Internet is abuzz with Twitter reacti...

Skeletal Remains Of Patron Saint Of Rape Victims Goes On Display

HuffPost UK | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.08.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK -- American Catholics are flocking to see a wax statue encasing the skeletal remains of an 11-year-old Italian girl who died after being atta...

Bundle Of Bones Found In Welsh Pub Could Belong To English Saint

Telegraph.co.uk | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.19.2015 | Religion

A bundle of bones found in a pub in Wales almost 140 years ago could prove to be the last remains of an English saint, Roman Catholic bishops believe....

Saint Junipero Serra: A Second Thought

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 09.25.2016 | Religion
Mark I. Pinsky

In canonizing Father Junipero Serra in Washington, D.C. on September 23, Pope Francis signaled that the Vatican believes the founder of the California mission system did his best for Native Americans. Serra's defenders say it is unfair to judge the 18th century Franciscan missionary by contemporary standards.

Sister Blandina Segale, Nun Who Confronted Billy the Kid, Faces First Sainthood Test

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion

An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test fo...

Astoria Characters: The Shrines

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.24.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

A decade ago, when I settled in Astoria, there was a saint squatting in my front yard. She was standing right next to the pink flamingo and the one-eared Lamb of God, which non-religious folks call a sheep.

Which Saint Are You? Take The Holy Week Personality Test To Find Out

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion

Are you more of a St. George or a St. Catherine? Do you prefer to sit in quiet contemplation or let loose in spiritual revelry? Church of the Resur...

Freedom of Religion

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Jill S. Tietjen

Today, we are able to exercise our religious beliefs because of the courageous women and men who came before us. Let's learn about some of the women who strove for religious freedom.

The Happy Warrior

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Donna Jean Freberg

Exactly five years ago I was walking down the street and passing a newsstand I saw a close-up of Nelson Mandela's face staring back at me from the cover of Time Magazine. I love his face, looking at him makes me think of the best parts of us as human beings and what we are capable of.

Is Sonia Gandhi a Real Indian Saint Accused as an Italian Carpet Bagger?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 05.19.2013 | Media
Sreedhar Pillai

Few women in history had to undergo a life as dramatic as that of Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, which...

Devotion: The Highest Level of Perception

Sadhguru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Whatever you are devoted to, once you dismantle the concrete structure of who you are, suddenly the quality of what you are devoted to will just reflect upon you, and that quality will become you.

St. Steve Jobs? Probably Not, But….

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

As someone who has written on the saints, I found that the coverage of Steve Jobs' death, and the way his life is being retold, seemed oddly familiar.

How Do You Solve A Problem Like St. Josemaria?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

"There Be Dragons," is an epic period piece set during the Spanish Civil War that tells part of Escriva's back story. But instead of focusing on the would-be saint, the film casts him in a supporting role.

From St. Nicholas to Santacon

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Margie Goldsmith

Here's something you probably don't know about Christmas: there really was a St. Nicholas. If you're wondering why we hang up stockings, there's a story for that too.

First Aussie Saint Canonized in Lingerie Spread

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lisa Kirchner

The Church's condemnation plays into this, like the way it turned that hideous Mel Gibson movie about Jesus into an undeservedly high-grossing film.