Lenten traditions emphasis fasting, prayer and charitable giving. This aligns with tarrying as central to communal spiritual life.
There is an obscure medieval legend that says once upon a time in Bethlehem, a child was born whose holiness was so great it required the slaughter of all the ‘sodomites’ in the world.
He was an important philosopher, mathematician and social reformer of his time. But Richard Price was subsequently written out of history.
The influential movement, which is still controversial both inside and outside Catholicism, must be understood in the context of Latin American history.
Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize the authority of the ‘fathers’ to guide teaching on doctrinal issues.
The word ‘evil’ sends a clear message – or does it? There are deep tensions in what the word means, and what it can accomplish.
Chaplaincy emerged as a professional field in the mid-20th century. In the years since, their roles have evolved and they have also come to include many diverse religious traditions.
Saints are recognized for exceptional virtue and faith. But some also are commemorated for their scholarship.
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?
The world today needs a critical understanding of religion, not a return to the historical tradition of universities dominated by faith-based study.
Amid controversy over US bishops’ plans to deny Communion to pro-abortion rights Catholics, a scholar of sacramental theology explains the importance of the ritual to members of the church.
The biblical story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt is also a historical tale of reparations after enslavement.
Scholars have scoured the works of the great playwright for clues about his faith. A scholar of theology and Shakespeare’s works says it isn’t as simple as that.
The researchers used machine learning to study the 2,000-year-old document.
Famine was a constant threat during biblical times. The authors of the Old Testament used it to explain God’s wrath, but also as a narrative device.
Nigeria’s religious leaders can shape the environmental worldviews and behaviour of their congregations
If you still haven’t seen this movie about a jazz pianist whose soul goes on a great adventure, it’s about time you did.
The Christian tradition says the Antichrist will come before the end of the world as we know it. So it’s good to know some background on him … or her … or them.
The ancient term ‘acedia’ describes the paradoxical combination of jangling nerves and vague lack of purpose many of us are feeling now. Reviving the label might help.
Church leaders have raised concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine produced using cells derived from aborted foetuses. But the Vatican has already ruled such vaccines ‘morally separate’ from the abortions.