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If Time Were an Ocean

Broderick Greer | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

Michael Brown and I are the same, because if I had been walking down Canfield Drive on August 9, I probably would have been shot dead as well. Because that is the story of our nation

Exhibit Explores Womanhood Through The Figure Of Jesus' Mother

Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion

The Virgin Mary has played a central role in Christian art throughout the centuries, most often depicted as a holy mother with the infant Jesus. Now a...

Daily Meditation: Balulalow

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

7 Sacred Mothers To Celebrate Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.09.2014 | Religion

Mother's Day offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate mother goddesses and sacred mothers from different faiths. These holy and divine figures capt...

Daily Meditation: Ave Maria

Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Hundreds Flock To See Miraculous Weeping Virgin Mary Statue

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of people have flocked to a small town in northern Israel to view a statue of the Virgin Mary that residents say "weeps" o...

Where Wishes Come True

Findery | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel

Make a wish and blow out your birthday candles. See a shooting star, stop what you are doing, and offer your longings to the universe. These are wish-making tactics for wherever you may be, but what of the places that have a strong history of wish lore?

Too Great a Mystery for One Day

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

How can gratitude for this gift be confined to a day or a season? Every moment -- all our breaths -- ought to resound with praise for this radical identification of God with us.

God's Disguises

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

God loves disguises. So look around you today. And be a bit more curious about the characters that inhabit your life.

Virgin Mary Apparition In Bush Sent Town Into Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.19.2013 | Weird News

Sixty years ago this week, the Virgin Mary appeared for three Catholic school girls in a Philadelphia park bush, prompting tens of thousands of pilgri...

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.

PHOTO: Virgin Mary Figure Appears With Child Battling Leukemia

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion

A ghostly figure has stunned one family, in Kirtland, Ohio, appearing in a family photograph behind their daughter, who had been battling leukemia at ...

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.

Sandwich Chain Pulls 'Virgin Mary' Potato Chips From Shelves

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

Following religious protest, U.K. sandwich chain Pret A Manger has moved to pull its Virgin Mary potato chips from stores. The chips' bag says the...

Hillary, Foreign Policy, and the all-American Superbowl

John Brown | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
John Brown

One false way to convince "people" the world over (including in our very own USA) that you're "doing something" when you actually have nothing to do/decide upon, is to be "on the move," with the complacent media, eager for any story, "reporting" on your "new initiative."

The Story Of Christmas Reminds Us To Believe In Each Other

Matt Litton | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Matt Litton

It is fitting to remember this Christmas that God's greatest love story began with two people (a lot like you and me) who chose to set aside their reputations, their future, possibly even their own safety -- and simply trust in each other.

Getting To Know The Virgin Mary

Beth Hopkins | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Beth Hopkins

This Christmas, I have the opportunity to be surrounded by family, familiar and new. And as I reflect on the Nativity, I am so thankful. In his calling me to take care of and love His mother, the Lord welcomes me as His family, allowing me to abide in Him and with Him.

Hopkinton Assisted Living Center Unearth Mysterious, Well Preserved Holy Mother Statue

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.14.2012 | Religion

A Christmas miracle has come to the residents at the Golden Pond Assisted Living Facility, who were surprised and heartened to discover a mysterious 4...

Colm Toibin's Virgin Mary Is Far From Meek And Mild

Religion News Service | Karen Long | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

(RNS) This month, as Christians set up their creches and assemble in churches to hear the story of the Nativity, one line, from Luke 2:19, speaks part...

Like Me! Friend Me! Poke Me!

Jack Levison | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

The Christmas season is, we all know, harried. In our rush to please, our hurry to purchase, many of us will make quick decisions. Like me! Friend me! Poke me! But the Advent season is a time of waiting, expectation, hope.

Mother Of God! Virgin Mary Shows Up In Car Wash

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Weird News

Cleanliness is a virtue, especially at one lucky New Jersey car wash where the Virgin Mother herself allegedly appeared Monday in a cloud of smoke. Th...

Virgin Mary Gets A Pop Culture Makeover

Posted 09.20.2012 | Arts

Artists have always had a soft spot for the Virgin Mary. From Michelangelo to Dali, the beloved female figure has been depicted time and time again in...

Reclaiming The Divine Feminine

Rochelle Schieck | Posted 10.17.2012 | Religion
Rochelle Schieck

It is difficult, if not impossible, for a woman to access one of her deepest powers of intuition -- receiving guidance from the Divine and the courage to follow it -- if she inherently believes that she does not have the capability of doing so.

PHOTOS: Epic Celebration At The Coliseum

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Tens of thousands of people showed up downtown for what the Los Angeles Times is calling "the largest celebration of the Virgin Mary in a generation."...

WATCH: ANOTHER Virgin Mary Image Spotted On Tree Trunk

Posted 07.26.2012 | New York

Is the Virgin Mary a fan of the tri-state area? Not even two weeks after an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was spotted in West New York, another Vi...