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December 12, 1998 | REGINA HONG
Many Catholics today will rise early to attend services that honor the sighting of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The holiday marks the appearance in 1531 of the Virgin Mary before an Indian, Juan Diego, in Mexico. The occasion was celebrated last week in Santa Ana by a procession organized by the Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese of Orange. The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 14072 Olive St. in Westminster scheduled a Mass at 5:30 a.m., following breakfast at the parish center.
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January 30, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Right at the start of Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play," now at the Odyssey Theatre, a religious crisis of the kind Freud would have appreciated erupts. The actress playing Mary in the town's religious pageant secretly has the hots for the young hunk playing Jesus. How can she be expected to act maternal - never mind holy - when he's strutting around so temptingly in a loin cloth that keeps slipping? The frolicsome boldness of Ruhl's imagination is on cheeky display in this Odyssey Theatre Ensemble-Evidence Room co-production directed by Bart DeLorenzo.
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July 13, 2012 | By Tina Susman
Some people walk past the tree in suburban New Jersey and see ... well, a tree. Others walk past it and see what they say is a miracle -- an image of the Virgin Mary in the trunk, which has become the centerpiece of a shrine rising on the hot pavement. "It's amazing," Dile Marku, part of the throng surrounding the tree, told WABC , the local ABC affiliate, on Friday, after news of the wondrous piece of wood spread through the city of West New York. "I cannot explain because that's God's work, but I know how I feel and what I've seen people feeling here for three days.
NEWS
December 26, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Talk about a Christmas news peg; try this headline: “1 in 200 mothers reports a 'virgin' birth, study finds.” Now, full disclosure, the study was actually published on Dec. 17. But some folks, like me, are just getting around to writing about it because, well, it fits in with the holidays in a shameless and somewhat tasteless way. (A little insight into the secret world of the so-called journalism profession: This is sometimes called “saving string.”...
NATIONAL
July 25, 2012 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- Money doesn't grow on trees, but images of the Virgin Mary apparently do. The faithful in two New York-area suburbs say they've seen the image of the mother of Jesus in the bark of neighborhood trees. The latest sighting comes from the town of Sleepy Hollow, in Westchester County north of New York City, where on Sunday someone spotted the Virgin Mary in a tree directly across the street from a local church.  Patch.com recently reported that a nurse named Juliette Bosquet was among those visiting the tree, which has become a destination for pilgrims leaving candles and snapping photographs of the supposedly holy hole in the trunk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1993
In response to "Images of Mary Grow as Some Seek to Recast Her," Feb. 1: It was with great satisfaction that I read Larry Stammer's article on the increasing visions of the Virgin Mary on the front page and not in the Religion or View sections. The phenomena of images and messages from Mary throughout the world should not be dismissed as hysteria nor ridiculed as fakery. Millions of Christians in all nations believe in her message that the Roman and Orthodox churches must be united and that humans must put aside their ethnic, religious and class differences and unite in brotherly love or a global catastrophe will occur . . . soon.
NEWS
April 23, 1985 | from Reuters
Pope John Paul II today stepped into the controversy over French director Jean-Luc Godard's film on the Virgin Mary, saying it distorts and reviles the spiritual significance of the mother of Jesus. The film, "Je Vous Salue Marie" ("Hail Mary"), portrays Mary, often shown in the nude, as the teen-age daughter of a gasoline station manager who becomes pregnant without having had sex. Joseph is a cab driver who devours science-fiction paperbacks and the Archangel Gabriel is a foul-mouthed drifter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2009 | Tony Perry
A Mexican restaurant in this border town is drawing the curious and the faithful to see what some believe is a likeness of the Virgin Mary that appeared miraculously on a griddle. A cook at Las Palmas restaurant was the first to see the image. "She started to cry and didn't want to clean the griddle anymore," said Brenda Martinez, who manages the family-owned restaurant.
NEWS
November 6, 2013 | By Michael McGough
Constitutional issues involving the separation of church and state are full of paradoxes, and Wednesday's argument in the Supreme Court over prayers at town meetings illuminated one of them. The justices were reviewing a federal appeals court's ruling that the town of Greece, N.Y., violated the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment by beginning most of its monthly meetings with explicitly Christian prayers, some of them very detailed theologically. A lawyer for two citizens who opposed the prayer - one a Jew, one an atheist - asked the court to rule that prayers at government meetings must be nonsectarian.
WORLD
July 24, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis on Wednesday landed at a much-cherished shrine honoring the Virgin Mary on the first full day of his activities in the Americas. The Argentine-born Francis flew from a rainy, overcast Rio de Janeiro to Aparecida, about 100 miles from Sao Paulo, site of a red-brick basilica that celebrates a black image of the mother of Christ. Millions of Catholics make pilgrimages to Aparecida every year. He was scheduled to preside over Mass at the shrine to “Our Lady Who Appeared,” patron saint of Brazil, and lunch with bishops and seminarians.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK - Sucking on a cigarette and swigging from a bottle of spirits, the Virgin Mary isn't looking all that virginal in Colm Tóibín's defiantly strange, inescapably controversial and at moments intensely gripping dramatic experiment "The Testament of Mary. " If she seems distinctly Irish that is because the play, which had its Broadway opening Monday at the Walter Kerr Theatre, is being performed by the powerhouse Irish actress Fiona Shaw, known to many as Harry Potter's aunt but awarded an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her stage genius.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Friday's National Grilled Cheese Day is a foodie holiday that's of obscure origin but is easy to get behind -- unlike, say, Bread Machine Baking Month (January) or Soy Foods Month (April). The entire month of April has been dubbed Grilled Cheese Month (sorry, soy foods), and it brings out the best in grilled-cheese chefs.  Examples: Brie with bacon from L.A.'s Grilled Cheese Truck ; Fontina and provolone on house-made garlic bread from San Francisco-based the Melt ; and the fried egg-topped croque-madame from La Dijonaise in Culver City.  Occasionally, it also brings out the worst.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Touted as the "largest celebration of the Virgin Mary in a generation," tens of thousands of believers filled the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday afternoon to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, the long-revered symbol of the Catholic Church. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Knights of Columbus, the roughly three-hour long, bilingual "Guadalupe Celebration" featured prayer, music and dance, as well as remarks from Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles and other religious leaders.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2012 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- Money doesn't grow on trees, but images of the Virgin Mary apparently do. The faithful in two New York-area suburbs say they've seen the image of the mother of Jesus in the bark of neighborhood trees. The latest sighting comes from the town of Sleepy Hollow, in Westchester County north of New York City, where on Sunday someone spotted the Virgin Mary in a tree directly across the street from a local church.  Patch.com recently reported that a nurse named Juliette Bosquet was among those visiting the tree, which has become a destination for pilgrims leaving candles and snapping photographs of the supposedly holy hole in the trunk.
NATIONAL
July 13, 2012 | By Tina Susman
Some people walk past the tree in suburban New Jersey and see ... well, a tree. Others walk past it and see what they say is a miracle -- an image of the Virgin Mary in the trunk, which has become the centerpiece of a shrine rising on the hot pavement. "It's amazing," Dile Marku, part of the throng surrounding the tree, told WABC , the local ABC affiliate, on Friday, after news of the wondrous piece of wood spread through the city of West New York. "I cannot explain because that's God's work, but I know how I feel and what I've seen people feeling here for three days.
TRAVEL
January 23, 2011
1. India Delhi, a city dripping with history, has long been accused of all but ignoring its world-class archaeological legacy. It's not unusual to walk around a corner in the Indian capital and find people encamped in a minor 1,000-year-old monument. In a bid to better showcase the beautiful Purana Qila fort, Delhi unveiled a sound and light show earlier this month that uses three high-intensity projectors, laser technology and a state-of-the-art sound system to transport viewers back in time.
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