Sightings Articles

Saint Catherine of Siena in white veil and crown of thorns, looking down.

saints | Mental Health | reductionism

Diagnosing Saints

Identifying health issues in religious exemplars can help reduce stigma and illustrate that virtue and mental illness are not mutually exclusive, but we must hold such diagnoses lightly....

April 24, 2024

commercialism | cremation | funerals | pluralism | saints | secularism

Saints Displaced and Replaced

Saints are getting pushed around these years, if they are not being forgotten. Jews may not share the Christian belief in the Resurrection and the afterlife of saints, but few faith communities have done more to honor their dead, especially those who...

November 7, 2016