Pilgrimage to Chartres
June 19, 2009
Pilgrimage to Chartres
St. John's University history professor John Rao, a traditionalist Roman Catholic, has made the three-day pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres Cathedral more than half a dozen times and says the experience is filled with ritual, ceremony, and spiritual fervor.
June 19, 2009
Michael Walzer on Passover’s Exodus Story
April 3, 2009
Michael Walzer on Passover’s Exodus Story
It is the task of every generation to retell the Exodus story of deliverance and freedom and to try to make the world better, says Michael Walzer, author of EXODUS AND REVOLUTION.
April 3, 2009
Zoroastrian New Year
March 13, 2009
Zoroastrian New Year
A Zoroastrian family of Iranian Americans celebrates the Prophet Zoroaster's message of "good thoughts, good words, good deeds."
March 13, 2009
Lourdes 150th Anniversary
March 6, 2009
Lourdes 150th Anniversary
In most of the world, the poor and sick are ignored. In Lourdes, they are number one, and people say they are drawn there because they believe it is a place of great faith.
March 6, 2009
Saint Nicholas Tradition
December 19, 2008
Saint Nicholas Tradition
Saint Nicholas was known for his generosity and good will. He was so generous that he became known as "the gift giver."
December 19, 2008
Obama Church Shopping
December 13, 2008
Obama Church Shopping
Where will Barack Obama and his family attend church after they move into the White House?
December 13, 2008
The Growth of Chabad
December 5, 2008
The Growth of Chabad
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement formed decades ago with the intention to reach out to the Jewish people, regardless of background, to teach them about their faith.
December 5, 2008
Garrison Keillor at the Washington National Cathedral
November 14, 2008
Garrison Keillor at the Washington National Cathedral
Finally, excerpts from an evening with Garrison Keillor. The bard of Lake Wobegon and “A Prairie Home Companion” was also at the Washington National Cathedral recently, talking about poetry, singing old hymns, and telling stories about the strict fundamentalists who raised him.
November 14, 2008
Janmashtami
August 22, 2008
Janmashtami
The major Hindu festival of Janmashtami celebrates the birth of the popular deity Krishna — and with a real baby.
August 22, 2008
Atheist Baby Naming
August 15, 2008
Atheist Baby Naming
A birth, a marriage, a death -- these events are often surrounded by religious ritual and tradition. But how are those passages in life observed by those who do not believe in a God?
August 15, 2008
Sweeping the Graves
July 18, 2008
Sweeping the Graves
It is the belief of many Chinese that there is an ongoing spiritual connection between them and their forebears. They venerate them, pray to them, and take gifts to their graves.
July 18, 2008
The 30 Hour Famine
July 4, 2008
The 30 Hour Famine
The Christian relief group World Vision has come up with a creative way to help church youth groups understand the problem of world hunger and what they can do about it. It's called "The 30 Hour Famine" and we watched one at Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
July 4, 2008