(RNS) Consent is not only part of the story — it’s the cornerstone of the story.
Articles tagged “Virgin Mary”
(RNS) Look around. The Virgin Mary is everywhere — tattoos, roadside shrines, phone cases, even drawstring pants. The mother of Jesus, it seems, can be all things to all people.
(RNS) The upcoming decision comes 34 years since a group of six young people in Medjugorje claimed the Virgin Mary had appeared to them.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Catholic bishops did not conclusively rule out the possibility that the visions were supernatural, but said only that there was insufficient evidence.
(RNS) Why is the Virgin Birth the lynchpin of Christianity? Was it miracle or metaphor? And can you call yourself a Christian if you can’t accept the idea of the Virgin Birth?
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) “We estimate that in the past dozen years at least 3,000 babies have been born to mothers who prayed in the grotto,” said the Franciscan brother who guards it.
Mary — portrayed by artists as the ultimate mother and God’s first human teacher of love — takes center stage at a Washington exhibit.
ROME (RNS) The two artists said there was no way they would depict the Prophet Muhammad out of their great respect for Islam, but stressed they did not intend to offend any religion.
NEW YORK (RNS) How far can one go in retelling a Bible story, adding things that are not in the original? Colm Toiben’s “The Testament of Mary,” which opens on Broadway, goes a long way in recrafting the story of the Virgin Mary.