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Antonio Pagliarulo

Antonio Pagliarulo is an author at Religion News Service.

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End-of-pandemic hopes rise, just in time for pagan holiday Ostara

By Antonio Pagliarulo — March 19, 2021
(RNS) — Buzz on social media is forecasting a more robust celebration this year for Ostara, the pagan holiday adapted as Easter by Christians.

‘The Witch of Kings Cross’ finds the woman behind the scandal

By Antonio Pagliarulo — March 4, 2021
(RNS) — Norton is a figure who may offer a few lessons for society today, when radical personalities and movements abound.

This Valentine’s Day, some pass up chocolates and flowers for love spells

By Antonio Pagliarulo — February 12, 2021
(RNS) — Though magic is a cornerstone of modern-day witchcraft, many who practice spells are not witches but seekers looking to make positive change in their lives.

Italy’s Epiphany witch is a needed sign of pandemic-era hope  

By Antonio Pagliarulo — January 6, 2021
(RNS) — The pandemic showed us that our seemingly secure routines can disappear in a few days. Le Befana shows us how to adapt with grace.
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