(RNS) As the monotheistic Abrahamic religions began to spread, “pagan” took on negative connotations as the antithesis of the “true faith” of the monotheists. Pagans were polytheists who believed in various gods and held to questionable moral codes.
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(RNS) At 24, Dolores Hart, the actress who gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss, gave up a promising Hollywood career to begin life as a cloistered nun. Fifty years later, she writes a memoir to explain her choice to a world that is perhaps even more enamored of celebirty than it was in 1963.
By Blogger Tracy Bua Smith This poster image for the 2010 campaign, Baby Scan Jesus, is from ChurchAds.org When I put this photo on my Facebook page and personal blog last year and this year, some readers thought that I was announcing that I have been blessed with another precious soul […]
By Blogger Tracy Bua Smith Celebrating St. Nicholas' Feast Day! One of the joys of being a Catholic is the gift to celebrate so many wonderful feast days, especially during the month of December. Not only does our family get to anticipate the celebration of Jesus' birth at the end of this month, […]