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Papal Pilgrimmage: Reaching Out to Our Cuban Neighbors

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion
Catholic Relief Services

Later this month, I will have the privilege of traveling with several other brother bishops from the United States to join our Holy Father on his visit to Cuba.

Sadly, It Seems Sandra Fluke Wasn't The First Woman Falsely Accused of Being a Prostitute by an Intimidated Man.

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

It seems the Bible never referred to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute. A Catholic Pope did.

Astoria Characters: The Fake Flowers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

I moved to Astoria on a February day, when the daffodils were in full bloom and the snow was on the red, red roses. I didn't need a green thumb to figure out what had been staring me in the face: These flowers were fakes.

Why January 21 Is A Big Day In Higüey

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

It's usually pretty quiet in the old colonial town of Higüey in the Dominican Republic. Not so when January 21 rolls around each year.

Noise Makes News

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

If we are honest with ourselves, if given a choice between good news and bad news, we would want to hear the good news, but only if there is bad news to go with it.

When Virgin Mary Statues Started To Move

Fortean Times | Posted 02.19.2012 | Weird News

In the summer of 1985,statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary all over Ireland started to move - at least according to the thousands-strong crowds who floc...

Islamic Christmas

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

Jesus belongs to all Muslims because of what the struggle with his people represents; it resembles that of many Muslims today.

Jo Piazza

Pamela Anderson Plays The Virgin Mary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jo Piazza | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment

"Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson's turn as the Virgin Mary, which was expected to shock an audience of Canadian viewers during a recent Christmas speci...

Unholy Night? Pamela Anderson Stars As Virgin Mary

Posted 02.02.2012 | Entertainment

Well this is an alternate take on the traditional bible story. Canadians on Thursday night were able to get into the Christmas spirit with a raunch...

Pamela Anderson To Play The Virgin Mary

Posted 01.14.2012 | Entertainment

In a move is bound to be lamented as typecasting, Pamela Anderson has been cast in the role of the Virgin Mary for an upcoming Canadian TV special. ...

Our Lady Of Guadalupe And Mexican Independence

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

As we remember Mexican Independence Day, it would be worthwhile to think about the Catholic priests who first took up a cause against a mother country that had become increasingly oppressive.

What Does The Bible Say About The Mother Of Jesus?

Bruce Chilton | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Bruce Chilton

Controversy about whether God, Joseph or another man impregnated Mary has been intense and perennial. The New Testament itself represents various views of Jesus' birth.

Twin Leonardo da Vinci Paintings To Be Reunited

Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts

Organizers in London and Paris have agreed to an unorthodox plan that will place two nearly identical Leonardo da Vinci paintings side by side. The Vi...

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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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.