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Barbie as the Virgin Mary? Ken as Jesus? Italian Catholics Are Not Amused
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

Barbie has had a number of careers in her 55 years — flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however, is raising eyebrows. Barbie has had a num ...

A Controversial Broadway Play on the Virgin Mary closes Why?
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

NEW YORK — A Tony-nominated play that offered a controversial take on the Virgin Mary reflecting on her life held its final performance on Sunday, closing after only two weeks as poor ticket sales never matche ...

Colm Toibin’s 'Testament of Mary' Brings Jesus’ Mother Down to Earth
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 4:47pm | Type: Blog

How far can one go in retelling a Bible story, adding things that are not in the original? In The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin goes a long way. NEW YORK — How far can one go in ...

Colm Toibin’s Virgin Mary is Far From Meek and Mild
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

The masterful Irish writer Colm Toibin puts a jackhammer to the cozy, safe, Christmas-card version in The Testament of Mary. This month, as Christians set up their creches and ass ...

God the Father and Embryo
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Advent suggests so many mysteries of God's patience. One rarely commented case is God as Father and embryo. It is extra Biblical so imagination can only begin to tell the bizarre tale. ...

The Annunciation – A Divinely Human Moment
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

The beautiful anonymity and soft innocence of a young girl in Nazareth would be stripped by an angelic visitation. Who could ever envision the global veneration soon to commence? ...

Street Artist Bringing Madonna Back
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 7:24am | Type: Blog

ROME — Even in the heartland of global Catholicism, a life-size Madonna on a street wall is an uncommon sight — especially if you leave the cobblestone alleyways of the historic center for the drab concrete of ...

Is Alabama Shrine the Next Catholic Pilgrimage Site?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 6:35am | Type: Blog

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Could a Virgin Mary statue under a pine tree in the middle of a cow pasture in rural Alabama one day become an officially recognized international pilgrimage site of the Roman Catholic Churc ...

Medjugorje Visionary: Virgin Mary Has Her Eye on the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 07/04/2012 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

STERRETT, Ala. — Marija Lunetti, one of six young peasants who claimed that the Virgin Mary began appearing to them in 1981 in Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, says the mother of Jesus is aware of the economic crisis ...

Vatican Details Rules on Virgin Mary Sightings
Originally Posted: 05/24/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has published rules to evaluate the authenticity of the dozens of apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported each year. The Vatican has published rules to evaluate the au ...

Jesus Tortillas: Deconstruction, Preconceptions and God
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 7:00am | Type: Blog

Here I am, urging people to deconstruct their preconceptions about God, and this guy finds Jesus in a tortilla. Here I am, urging people to deconstruct their preconceptions about ...

There's Just Something About Mary: The Power of Yes
Originally Posted: 12/20/2011 - 8:11am | Type: Blog

See, God is at work in you in much the same way God was at work in Mary. (Not necessarily in that the Holy Spirit’s going to knock you up.) But I do think that you carry in your body the blessing of God and ha ...

The Real War on Christmas ... by Fox News
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

The real Christmas announces the birth of Jesus to a world of poverty, pain, and sin, and offers the hope of salvation and justice. The Fox News Christmas heralds the steady promotion of consumerism, the defe ...

The Virgin Mary: Soul Sister
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

Surely Mary is a spiritual companion and, in that sense, “friend,” but when she walked among us, Mary was and had friends. Scared child. Proud parent. Beloved icon. Soul sister. ...