Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    Writer Mary Karr says what struck her about Catholicism “wasn’t the grandeur of the Mass, it was the simple faith of the people” and “the carnality of the church. There was a body on the cross.” More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch much more of correspondent Judy Valente’s conversation with Mary Karr about God, prayer, poetry, and the Catholic faith. More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Three expert movie-watchers discuss the moral, ethical, religious, and spiritual themes they saw in some of this year’s Oscar nominees. More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

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    “You have a whole new generation of Jews and Christians for whom all this either seems old-fashioned or unnecessary or the job has been done. There’s nothing more to do. Maybe they think we’ve succeeded, but we haven’t,” says one interreligious affairs leader. More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

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    “I don’t sing like a showman,” says the famous baritone who began singing in 1947 for evangelist Billy Graham’s crusade ministry. “That’s the opposite of the way I feel.” More

    February 11, 2011 | Comments

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    All the great religious creeds, said writer Reynolds Price, “have known forever that if we’re ever to arrive at the state of anything called wisdom, pain seems to be the way we get there.” More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments

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    Mariners and sailors, says Rev. David Rider, often experience God’s presence and absence in the depth of their souls, and for almost two centuries an ecumenical ministry based in the Port of New York and New Jersey has advocated for their spiritual and professional well-being. More

    January 7, 2011 | Comments

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    “Deep down there is only one faith that all human beings have, and that is deep trust in life.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    “I see the future going in this direction, that more and more people will realize how important interreligious dialogue is.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care is training chaplains, caregivers, and health care professionals in how to listen to patients and lighten the burden of their suffering. More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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