The day that begins the Lenten season is called Ash Wednesday. Here's why it holds deep religious significance for Christians.
When it was released 15 years ago, Mel Gibson's 'Passion of the Christ,' was a box-office success. The theme of Jesus has been a successful one that many filmmakers around the globe have cashed in on.
Forty-five years ago, 'The Exorcist' terrified viewers with its portrayal of a practice that goes back several centuries and continues today in Christianity.
In their zeal to evangelize the world, at the end of 19th century, young families were sent overseas with little to no training in anything beyond the Bible and no promise of funding.
Meister Eckhart was a 14th-century Dominican friar, who gave sermons on the direct experience of God. His words are finding resonance among today’s spiritual seekers.
The founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, Dorothy Day, led a life full of paradoxes. An expert explains how there's much to learn from her life - especially how to see beauty in the least.
Five of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of Bible were found to be forged. The scrolls are considered priceless. Here's why.
The real lessons of Jesus Christ as outlined in the Bible are socialist. But the Church, a veritable old boys club, doesn't teach us that.
Throughout Catholic history, miracles have been attributed to Virgin Mary's power. She is understood to cry not only over the sins of the world, but over the pain she experienced in her earthly life.
Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
The meaning of hell might have changed over the centuries, but for devout Christians it remains a core part of their faith.
What would our church and society look like if we were confronted with the reality that the body hung on the cross was brown?
Since the middle ages, scholars have been saying that our dates might be out by decades.
The discovery of the signature of Christianity's favourite prophet has caused a stir, but what does it mean?
Churches started to use ashes early as the ninth century as a symbol of repentance. In 1091, Pope Urban II ritualized their use to mark the beginning of Lent. Today, churches provide 'ashes to go.'
Valentine's Day originated as a feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr, or perhaps two. So how did the day become a celebration of love?
We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
African-American minister, theologian and mystic, Howard Thurman, left a profound influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
The passing of Cardinal Bernard Law is another moment to revisit the issue of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and why it remains a challenge.
Family is not a clearly defined structure in the story: It isn’t biological or reflective of some 'norm.' It is instead a choice to stick together, come what may.