Mary Magdalene has been "interpreted and misinterpreted, just as Jesus has been interpreted and misinterpreted," according to Michael Haag, historian and author of The Quest for Mary Magdalene.
Simply Spirit: To say I was thrilled when the Vatican upgraded the celebration of St. Mary of Magdala to a feast on par with the other apostles doesn't nearly begin to cover it.
The July 22 memorial observance of St. Mary Magdalene has elevated to a major feast in the liturgical calendar, Vatican Radio announced June 10.
The Peace Pulpit: "Through faith we establish a relationship with Jesus who is alive."
Simply Spirit: Jesus' female disciples are all but invisible to most Christians, often no more painfully so than during Holy Week.
NCR Today: Any archeological find that purports to shed light on Jesus can generate a media frenzy, giving both believers and skeptics fresh evidence.
People find Jesus' sex life endlessly fascinating and plausible. Why is that? Here are five reasons.
While it is true that the church is made up of sinners, it is also true that Christ has made the church holy and he can make sinners holy, too, Pope Francis said.
The Peace Pulpit: We share in the joy and excitement Easter can bring, but we don't have that deep awareness of how extraordinary this is.