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Postcards from Kolkata

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.28.2011 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

HuffPost Exclusive: Craig Wedren's "Are We," Plus Conversations with The Civil Wars and NEeMA

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Wedren began his career fronting the seminal Washington, DC post-punk outfit Shudder to Think, a band that helped define the scenes in the '80s and '90s. Here is his latest release: "Are We."

How Good Are You At Self-Compassion?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Self-compassion begins with self-election. Only you can choose to "care enough to send the very best" back to the one in the mirror. To do otherwise is to say to Creation, "No, thank you. Unlike the rest of creation, I am an error."

The Christian Journey Is Hard, But You Can Do It!

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

Each of those steps may seem hard, even dangerous, to step on, and it may seem that we can't do it, but that's the path we're invited to climb. And it's Christ who urges us on.

'Quiet Strength' Of Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa Portrayed In National Cathedral

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- Six feet above the vaulted entranceway to Washington National Cathedral, the rough contours of...

The Saints Were As Strange As You Are - And You Can Be As Holy As They Were

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

When you read the complete stories of the lives of these saints and shift your focus from the gruesome details of their martyrdoms and extreme ascetical practices, you might meet people who can teach you about being who you are.

Palin's Hollywood Moments

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Iris Erlingsdottir

Sarah Palin and Marilyn Monroe in the same breath? Huh? I can understand that people might associate Palin with something Hollywoodish, but the Hollywood character that Sarah Palin brings to mind is not Monroe.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners' Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to "Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China," according to ...

Be a Vote for Ubuntu

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Birute Regine

The great leaders of the twenty-first century will have ubuntu. Leaders with ubuntu recognize how their humanity is inextricably bound to others -- if others are diminished, so are they.

12-Year-Old Busted for Selling Crack!

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

A 12-year-old girl was arrested for selling crack. Where's the outrage? Should her arrest become par for the course, we are all in trouble. There are not enough jails to house a generation of kids who turn to a life of crime before they reach puberty.

Mother Teresa's Centenary Bash: Why I'm Against It

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

If Catholics wish to celebrate Mother Teresa's life in a reverent way, let them donate the costs of this vulgar and faintly punitive birthday celebration to an agency that offers single, poor women housing and support while pregnant.

Mother Teresa: One Of The Greatest Saints Ever

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

Many of the saints did what Mother Teresa did -- founded a religious order, served the poor, led a life of heroic virtue. But few, if any -- perhaps none -- did so without any fruit in prayer.

Is Your Mother Holier Than Mother Teresa?

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

The young mother who wakes up in the wee hours of the night to care for her child is every bit as saintly as the Catholic nun who spends hours and hours teaching children in an inner-city school.

Wall Street Journal Review Touts "Legalized Loan Sharks"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Despite what the Wall Street Journal says, Broke USA is an even-handed look at the poverty industry. A little even-handedness would have gone a long way in the Wall Street Journal's review.

Mother Teresa Rejected By Empire State Building

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE 2:14 pm: Representatives for the Empire State Building have finally released a statement (somewhat) explaining their decision not honor Mother ...

N.Y. Icon Takes Dim View Of Mother Teresa's Birthday

Religion News Service | By Fernando Alfonso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Fernando Alfonso Religion News Service (RNS) In a bid to honor what would have been Mother Teresa's 100th birthday on Aug. 26, the New York-based ...

In Defense of Religion

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

"Spiritual" is great. So is "Religious"

Childhood Obesity: What's Eating Our Kids?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Millions of American kids are seriously overweight. The reason isn't just what they're eating -- it's what's eating them. Childhood obesity is a symptom of deeper problems with American families.

Hope From The Rubble: Redirecting Awareness Amidst Global Crisis

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The hope, for Haitians and ourselves, is that although there will always be cracks, it is through these broken places that our awakening is prompted in our hearts.

Dumb Luck and a Call to Action

Lora Somoza | Posted 10.14.2009 | Impact
Lora Somoza

Deemed the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the suffering in Darfur has not yet come to an end. We can help make that end possible.

Mother Teresa's Remains Fought Over By India, Albania

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

India and Albania have engaged in a row over where Mother Teresa's remains should be buried. India rejected Albania's demands that her remains be sent...

What To Do When Someone You Love Is Hurting

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

"Our wounds become the womb." ~Julian of Norwich Last night, as I trundled off to bed in the dark, I did so accompanied by rain pounding harder on th...

What Makes Michelle Obama Shine?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

"If women themselves take the next step to live who they really are, then they can contribute to the changes taking place around us." Hilary Hart Th...

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...

The Anatomy of a Deception: How The McCains Changed Their Baby Adoption Story Just Before 2008 Campaign Began

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

After doing some research, this deception was no careless accident, but rather another shameless and deliberate attempt to reinvent and embellish the McCain family history.