• August 14, 2011

    On 14 August 2011, in church, we celebrated Mary, mother of Jesus. She first appears in the Gospels as a brave, dynamic teenager, hopeful of a better future for the oppressed through One she trusts – and willing to put her reputation and even life on the line for this.

  • August 15, 2010

    For centuries, the tendency of Christian churches to uphold the political and economic order has been threatened by the socially radical nature of Jesus' teachings and much of the Bible. Nothing makes this more obvious than the Magnificat.

  • March 16, 2009

    A group of hardline Protestants in the Netherlands is objecting to the emblem of the European Union being placed on car registration plates because they say it venerates Mary the mother of Jesus.