NEW HAVEN, CT—In a startling discovery that sheds new light on the woman Christians revere as the mother of their Lord and Savior, researchers at Yale Divinity School announced Monday that the Blessed Virgin Mary was in fact God’s second choice to bear His only son. Show More Summary
Though unseen and unheard, he orchestrates the details of our lives—even when they are falling apart. O ne of my earliest memories is of holding my mother’s hand on my first day of school. I was so nervous as I entered the classroom that I wouldn’t let go. Show More Summary
This is one of the most terrifying things we've ever seen. Like, what? Introducing our new mascot, designed by @davidshrigley, Kingsley. pic.twitter.com/78HQuQCUI8 — PartickThistle FC (@ThistleTweet) June 22, 2015 The new mascot, who...Show More Summary
Said Felicia Sanders to Dylann Roof, who listened by video feed and could be seen standing, noy moving, looking blank. Felicia Sanders is the mother of victim Tywanza Sanders, the first of the 9 persons Roof shot. According to this account in The Washington Post, Tywanza, 26, was the first person Roof shot, but not the first person Roof targeted. Show More Summary
In the "Canticle of the Creatures," Saint Francis of Assisi praises God for the majesty of His creation, saying "all praise be yours, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us." It is an inspiring reminder...Show More Summary
Maybe there's no better way to die than to die in church. You don't have to worry about what those nine beloved children of God who were shot at Mother Emmanuel AME. They went home. Our faith tells us they are with God in glory. There might be no more perverse thing than to shoot people in a sanctuary. Show More Summary
I have read a great many parenting books in my quarter century as a mother...philosophies, theories, how-tos, how-NOT-tos...but the God's honest truth is my five children have been reared by a woman who has mastered the art of child rearing through trial-and-error. Show More Summary
Invoking his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, and his reverence for God's creation — "our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains us" — Pope Francis has published a long-awaited environmental treatise, calling the Christian faithful to action on climate change, clean water and sustainable development, while blasting the developed world's "throwaway...
"I guess I was going to quit singing. I was very drained," he said."I was playing a lot of songs I didn’t want to play. I was singing words I didn’t really want to sing. I don’t mean words like ‘God’ and ‘mother’ and ‘President’ and ‘suicide’ and ‘meat cleaver.’ I mean simple little words like ‘if’ and ‘hope’ and ‘you.’... Show More Summary
Recently a number of priests in the Church of England publically called for changes in the church’s liturgies to include references to God as a female and mother alongside the traditional male designations. From Christian Today: Proclaiming "Jesa Christa, crucified" is among the liturgical changes that could help lessen abuse of power in the Church, […]
Jason Alexander really regrets talking shit on "Howard Stern" this week. In better times. (via NBC) My mother always said, don't say anything behind someone's back if you would't say it to their face. This is, of course, impossible.Show More Summary
With the appointment of the United Kingdom’s first women bishops, Reverend Libby Lane as Bishop of Hull closely followed by the Reverend Alison White being appointed as the Bishop of Stockport, it was never going to be very long before … Continue reading ?
God the mother. Image via Flickr User 'Waiting for the Word' Just a couple of months ago, The Church of England finally consecrated their first female bishop. While women have been priests in England since 1994, opponents were hesitant to make any big changes. Show More Summary
Mother Nature can do a lot of damage. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and droughts destroy...
A 36-year-old Kansas City woman faces charges of second-degree murder, as well as four counts of child abuse after her 2-year-old daughter was found dead in their apartment. But Marie Chishahayo claims that she didn’t hurt the child....Show More Summary
Mother of God, why? This is spider country. (photo via Sydney Morning Herald) Next time you complain about overcast weather, just remember that the skies could be darkened by clouds and clouds of horrifying arachnids. Earlier this month "millions and millions" of baby spiders rained from the skies in southern New South Wales, Australia. Show More Summary
Mother Jones quotes a Mike Huckabee sermon from 1979: There was a time in this country when a movie like The Life of Brian which, I just read—thank God the theaters in Little Rock decided not to show, but it’s showing all over the Fort Worth–Dallas area, which is a mockery, which is a blasphemy […]
Cissy Houston, the mother of the late singer Whitney Houston and grandmother to Bobbi Kristina Brown, is revealing that her granddaughter's dire medical situation has not improved and that she is ready for whatever fate God decides for the 22-year-old who reportedly suffers from irreversible brain damage.
In addition to the universal feasts of the Mother of God, from the Immaculate Conception to the Assumption, the Church also keeps local feasts connected with the major centers of Marian devotion, such as Loreto in Italy, Walsingham in England, Guadalupe in Mexico etc. Show More Summary