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Mother Mary

Mary: Mother of God Or Jewish Mother Of Seven?

James D. Tabor | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Christian dogma and devotion, as sincere as it might be, robs the mother who bore Jesus of her humanity. The very concept of an asexual "mother of God" is alien and foreign to Jewish culture and to the Hebrew Bible.

The Pope And The Woman: The Mystical Drama Of Politics And Faith

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Noel Irwin Hentschel

As the good Pope exits the world stage, we hope he finds peace and we pray that the cardinals listen to "The Woman" Director and do whatever Jesus tells them. Stay tuned for the next act.

What I Don't Know For Sure

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Donna Jean Freberg

I thought I knew everything. Or at least pretty close. It took a long time to become wise, and by wise I mean to realize how much I don't actually know. And for a while it's left me feeling pretty faithless and lost.

Live Nativity: The Prodigal Mother

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Brenda Peterson

My mother always taught us that no one should be alone at Christmas. We must expect miracles and mysteries. The gifts of her Christmas were peanut but...

Mother Mary Comes To Me

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

When I come to work in the overburdened criminal courtrooms of Cook County, Ill., I can spot them immediately among the people lining the hard wood benches. Their faces are taut with worry. Their clothes are modest, their shoes a little worn. They are the mothers.

'Bleeding' Virgin Mary Statue in Baton Rouge

Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion

A statue of Mother Mary holding a baby Jesus in Baton Rouge is believed by the faithful to be bleeding. According to WLOX Channel 13 news, local re...

What The Fire Spared: On Mary And Motherhood

Martha Lyles | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Martha Lyles

The sight was horrifying. The house had burned to the ground. A shell of the southern wall remained, but beyond that, everything had been reduced to piles of ashes and clumps of bricks.

The Very Pregnant Mary And Joseph Have A Chat

John Shore | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
John Shore

He told me not to be afraid, that I had found favor with God. "You will be with child," it said, "and give birth to a son. And you are to give him the name Jesus."

A Bishop's Whisper From Cardinal Foley

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In 1987 we got married. My wife's name is Mary. I have since realized that priests may only get one or two Mary-and-Joseph combinations during a career. The local priest made the most of it.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe: The Path Of The Broken Heart

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2011 | Religion
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

I have heard you state seriously that you have no access to rocky caves where you can pursue your love of her in a solitary way. Daughters and sons, understand that wherever is your bed, that is the right cave for you.

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.