(RNS) — Mary was said to be 'perplexed' when the angel Gabriel told her she was carrying the hope of a broken people. Like her, we must set aside our fears in a divided world and respond, 'Here I am.'
(RNS) — The anti-Islamic reaction to a play about the birth of Jesus shows how badly we in America today need to hear each other's stories.
Every year on August 15, the Virgin of the Assumption is venerated at the end of La Feria del Elote, a two-week-long corn festival in Jala, Mexico.
(The Conversation) — There are many little-known details in early Christian storytelling about the relationship between Mary and Joseph. Listen up, Jim Zeigler.
Nope, it's not about Joseph and Mary (and wasn't she a virgin, anyway?)
ROME (RNS) The Rev. Franco Corbo, a 76-year-old pastor from southern Italy, was the subject of a nationwide backlash on TV and social media.
Mary -- portrayed by artists as the ultimate mother and God's first human teacher of love -- takes center stage at a Washington exhibit.
(RNS) Joseph’s quiet heroism often goes overlooked in the Christmas story. Yet there is something profound and compelling in Joseph, a patron saint to Roman Catholic stepfathers and a role model for all Christian dads.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) Shahada Sharelle Abdul Haqq said she became interested in studying Islam when she learned how the Quran protects the rights of women. Her new book celebrates the lives of Islam's female role models. By Kay Campbell.