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A Mother’s Gifts by Dawn Morais Webster

Parvati is a gentle mother goddess. But as Kali, she also wields enormous power. The daughter of Himavan, the king of the Himalayas, consort of Lord Shiva, and mother of Ganesha, the Elephant-Headed Lord, Parvati is the embodiment of all the energy in the universe.   1,115 more words


Trauma and the Death of the Body of Christ

Trauma and the Death of the Body of Christ[i]

When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. 

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Theology And Culture

Jesus's Ordinary Love

Every year, I find myself struck by a sense of strangeness over the Triduum: it is such an extraordinary time for the Church, and yet the days often still feel very ordinary. 872 more words

Theology And Culture

A Sickness Unto Death: Hate and Despair

As Christians continue the journey of Lent, and as a great many today celebrate Saint Patrick’s day in a tumultuous, fearful, and sometimes even hateful political and social context, I’d like to take a moment and reflect on the problem of hate.  839 more words

Theology And Culture

Feeling the Earth Move by Carol P. Christ

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake Feb 6, 5:51 AM I awake to the sound of the windows and shutters rattling and the bed moving up and down beneath me for a few seconds. 602 more words


Our Lady of Lourdes: A Healing Pilgrimage

On February 11, 1858, in the small town of Lourdes in southern France, a sickly and impoverished fourteen-year-old girl named Bernadette Soubirous experienced the first of eighteen Marian apparitions at a grotto which would eventually become one of the world’s most popular sites of pilgrimage—particularly for those seeking healing through the intervention of the Blessed Virgin.  1,444 more words

Theology And Culture

As It Might Have Been: Ancestor Stories in the Dreamtime by Carol P. Christ

In the middle of the night in waking sleep, I asked my great-great grandmother Annie Corliss to tell me the story of how she met and married James Inglis. 1,732 more words