Posts Tagged ‘Mary Magdalene’

Mary Magdalene, a feminist Bible figure for the #MeToo era

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple Mary Magdalene’s image gets a new look in the modern age, now seen as a strong, independent woman. If there’s a feminist figure from the Bible for the #MeToo era, it could very well be Mary Magdalene. The major character in the life of Jesus was long Read more

Mary Magdalene has some NZ connections

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Australian movie director Garth Davis is looking forward to visiting New Zealand over the next few days to promote his new movie, Mary Magdalene. He says he has a deep affection for New Zealand. “I’ve got the time to enjoy the process of releasing this movie, so I’m going to enjoy being able to talk Read more

Why pilgrims flock to Magdala

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Within days of arriving on site in the 1st-century Jewish town of Magdala, located on the Sea of Galilee, I perceived its specialness. Last year more than 70,000 people visited the site, 30 per cent of them local Israelis and the remaining 70 per cent international Christian pilgrims. Day after day I watched people leave with smiles and joy-filled hearts. One Read more

Bishop backs down on remarks about early gay disciples

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

A Colombian bishop who linked same-sex orientation with one of Jesus’ disciples and Mary Magdalene has apologised for his use of words. In a conference at a Colombian university, Bishop Juan Vicente Córdoba of Fontibón said there is no explicit rejection of homosexuality in the Bible. “We don’t know if one of Jesus’ disciples” had Read more

Legionaries apologise for Marcial and Magdalene comparison

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Legionaries of Christ have apologised for a promotional booklet that compared their disgraced founder to St Mary Magdalene. The booklet, promoting a pilgrimage centre in the Holy Land, was written by Legionary priest Fr Juan Solana. When the level of offense taken at the comparison between the saint and Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado was Read more

Legionaries of Christ likens disgraced founder to Mary Magdalene

Friday, August 29th, 2014

A booklet promoting a major pilgrimage complex in Galilee has likened the Legionaries of Christ’s disgraced founder to St Mary Magdalene. The conservative order’s founder, Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado, was a sexual predator, abusing young seminarians and living a double life that included fathering three children by two women from Mexico. He was dismissed from Read more

An Easter story

Friday, March 30th, 2012

If it were not for Mary Magdalene, we never would have heard about the Resurrection. The men would still be in the Upper Room, trying to figure how to get out of town. Do you sometimes wonder if things have changed? I don’t think they have. Men are careful. Men are circumspect. Men, after all, Read more