Virgin of Guadalupe: A sacred icon flourishes across L.A.
Mexico's Virgen de Guadalupe appears in neighborhoods across L.A. in shrines that can be humble or elaborate. To an outsider, they may all seem the same, but each is different and has its own story. (Los Angeles Times)
Vandalism of mural, hard feelings strain Denver parish
The painting of the Virgin Mary had been the backdrop to the altar for more than 30 years. But in 2009, Pastor Benito Hernandez built a wall a few feet in front of the mural to hide it from view during Mass. Hernandez told parishioners the large image of Mary was distracting some from worship of her divine son, Jesus. (The Denver Post)
Israelis’ tout “Mary’s tomb”; Jordanians hype “Lot’s cave”
Why Mary’s Tomb probably won't be a big draw for Roman Catholics (Frank Lockwood, Bible Belt Blogger)