virgin mary

The allure of the forbidden is real, and we should probably usually resist it, but human beings are human.
Pope Francis is hoping that the message of peace the children delivered during World War I will appeal to Catholics today.
An Atlanta theater defended its staging of "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told."
Throughout the whole Qur’an, there is only one woman mentioned by her name. She is exceptionally praised, as someone that
It's always bothered me that the church only stresses certain aspects of Mary's conduct. The church makes a big deal of her
If I am getting it right, Schopenhauer believes that we are driven by our ego. The ego is where our desire for our own pleasure and happiness comes from. It has little to do with compassion and love, both of which we are more than capable of accessing and, in doing so, inoculating ourselves from what he and Freud labeled as "the hedgehog's dilemma."
Residents of the Spanish city of Algeciras pull this statue from the murky depths of their bay every year.
Betrothal of the Virgin by Michael Pacher -- wikimedia.org In the early years of Christianity, separation was a bumpy road
The Qur'an consists of 114 surahs ("chapters"). Every surah has a title (based on its content), but only one surah is named after a woman: the Virgin Mary.
Elizabeth becomes pregnant in her old age, and gives birth to the one who will restore the hearts of Israel, and usher in
It's hard to imagine what was going through Mary's head when receiving word she was to bear the Divine within her. Here you have one of the most insignificant individuals, in one of the most insignificant ethnic groups, in one of the most insignificant parts of the world at the time.
Advent is the season of Mary, when we wait with her as the child forming in her womb readies for his unveiling. And each year a number of questions come up, such as: Is Mary the mother of God? Is she without sin?