Both cults and violent extremist movements have similar push and pull factors at the individual level.
Investigating supernatural claims is a delicate task for the church, and Catholic leaders rarely label them as authentic.
From the earliest years of Christianity, some people have been recognised as having lived exceptionally holy lives.
The Irish government recently declared a national holiday for St. Brigid. A medieval historian explains her fascinating life and history.
St. Bernadette’s visions of the Virgin Mary in the 19th century inspired the pilgrimage site millions of Catholics flock to each year.
Two Christmas traditions – those around the birth of Jesus and Santa who brings gifts to all – contain strong elements of magic.
To qualify as a Catholic ‘saint,’ someone must have two miracles credited to them. But how does the church define a miracle in the first place?
Nigeria’s TB Joshua wasn’t just known for his evangelism and controversies. He was also a beloved philanthropist.
A scholar went on a Voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti and learned how an oppressive slave past has shaped its religious present.
Along with a belief in miracles, other key aspects of Pentecostal doctrine – from divine providence to pietism – will likely shape the actions of our re-elected Prime Minister.
UAE woman Munira Abdulla is fully conscious after 27 years - but reports of her “miraculous” story are misleading.
Behind today’s mythical Santa Claus from the North Pole, is a real saint – St. Nicholas. How he came to be today’s gift-giving jolly figure from the North Pole is a fascinating story by itself.
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.
The underpinning of Christian faith is the belief in a miracle – the resurrection of Jesus. As we approach Easter, a philosopher-physician asks whether miracles can make sense.
There are many myths associated with St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. But Patrick’s own writings and early biographies reveal the person behind the legend.
Belief in miracles such as the virgin birth of Jesus are surprisingly persistent – even in the 21st century.
The movie ‘The Case for Christ’ is released this weekend. A scholar takes a close look at the claims for the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection.