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WATCH: "Treasures Of Heaven": Medieval Religious Relics At The British Museum

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

The British Museum's Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe exhibition is an extraordinary collection of religious objec...

Many Mansions In Whose House?

Pierre Whalon | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

What else do we need to trust God for? If he has prepared a place for us for then, what about now? If we are willing to trust about our death, what about our life now?

Michael McLaughlin

It's Not A 30-Foot Virgin (But Some People Give This Statue The Madonna Treatment) | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

It's not exactly Our Lady of Lourdes, but Catholic pilgrims show up on the doorstep of a Virginia artist because they want to pray at the foot of a 30...

Of Butchers And Boycotts: The Mladic Arrest Seen From Nazareth And The Netherlands

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

By coincidence, I was thinking about Serbia when I received word of the arrest of Ratko Mladic, the notorious leader of the Serbian extremist forces that devastated Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Behold The Jesus Fish Stick And Other Sacred Sightings

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

They say God is all around and that's certainly the case with believers who claim to have spotted likenesses of Jesus Christ on processed foods like f...

What Mother's Day Means To One American Muslim

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 07.07.2011 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

The highly revered mother -- and in fact, woman -- in Islamic tradition is the Virgin Mother Mary.

Mobsters Threaten Soccer Team Over Easter Procession

LA STAMPA/Worldcrunch | By Giuseppe Salvaggiulo | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

SANT'ONOFRIO - Last year, in this small Italian village in the southern region of Calabria, someone fired a warning shot through the front door of the...

The Fall Of 'Mary'

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Philip N. Cohen

For the first time in the history of the United States of America, the name Mary is not in the top 100 given to newborn girls.

Tiny Wisconsin Town Becomes First In America With Official Virgin Mary Sighting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPION, Wis. — The Vatican has named a tiny shrine in a small northeast Wisconsin town as a holy site. The Catholic Church has recognized the...

Israel Calls All Tourists With Virgin Mary Sites

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.26.2011 | Travel

JERUSALEM — Israel is inviting tourists to retrace the footsteps of the Virgin Mary, officials said Tuesday, in the latest campaign to bring Chr...

Newborn God: A Christmas Meditation On The Birth of Jesus

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

How overwhelming the first Christmas must have been for Mary and Joseph. Few things can provoke such intense worry as a newborn child. But few things promise such unreasonable hope, such unexpected change and such unbounded joy.

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.

El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe: A Reflection

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Every year Catholic Latinos throughout the world celebrate El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe, a glorious day celebrating the mother of Jesus Christ.

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 Down-to-Earth Traveling Salesman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In the living room, kneeling against the ruby red wall, is a Thai goddess. Above her head, in golden frames that match the trim of her royal raiment, are three Chilean oil paintings.

The Many Faces Of Mary (PHOTOS)

Judith Dupre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Judith Dupre

Over the past 2,000 years, the Virgin Mary's face has been imagined anew by every generation. We depict her beauty according to current standards of attractiveness, re-inventing her to reflect our own priorities.

RELIGIOUS ART: Portraying Jesus and Mary: Picturing The Bible's Ethereal And Human Prophets

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Brenner

Prophets are men of passion. They radiate great force. They fire the spirits of their followers. They are charismatic in the true sense. But there is no blaze in the eyes of the Jesus typically depicted in art.

Astoria Characters: The Sicilian Saint

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

2010-06-29-saint.jpg It happens every June: St. Antonio Abate makes a four-night appearance on Ditmars Boulevard at his namesake feast.

Vatican Investigates Virgin Mary Sighting In Medjugorje, Bosnia

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has begun formally investigating reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the Medjugorje shrine in southern Bosnia....

'Weeping' Virgin Mary Image Draws Hundreds To Paris Suburb

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A house in a quiet Paris suburb has received hundreds of visitors desperate for a chance see an icon of the Virgin Mary that is weeping oil, according...

Birther Babble

Buddy Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Buddy Winston

I think the term conspiracy theory is not strong enough to effectively characterize the Birther Movement. It should be associated with a term that means, "unrefined pompous propaganda."

Was Mary a Template for Today's Feminism?

Petru Popescu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Petru Popescu

The mother of Jesus became an icon a long time ago, and in many ways her icon is more powerful and haunting inside our psyche than the icon of her famed son.

Copts Say Virgin Mary 'Appeared' Above Church In Egypt (VIDEO)

GlobalPost | Jon Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Copts say they've seen Virgin Mary above church in Cairo. ...

Catholics Forced To Keep Quiet Over Virgin Visions

The Independent | Jerome Taylor and Simon Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Catholics who claim they have seen the Virgin Mary will be forced to remain silent about the apparitions until a team of psychologists, theologians, p...

The Could've-Been Best Of 2008

Miles Klee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Miles Klee

Each year, best-of lists pass over countless hypotheticals in favor of people, events and things that actually happened. Which is so uncool and maybe ...