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Child Poverty And The Family

In setting out to confront a problem, it’s necessary to understand its causes in order to apply realistic solutions. Child poverty in America provides a painful illustration of what comes of ignoring that truism. Since the mid-1960s, the government has spent more than $22 trillion fighting...

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Sunday Readings For January 21 & 22

Sunday’s liturgy gives us a lesson in ancient Israelite geography and history. Isaiah’s prophecy in the first reading is quoted by Matthew in the Gospel. Both intend to recall the apparent fall of the everlasting kingdom promised to David (see 2 Samuel 7:12-13; Psalm 89; Psalm...

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Charismatic Steubenville Leader Who Defined An Era Dies At 85

There are certain figures who embody broader transitions, and others who actually drive those shifts rather than simply riding the wave. Father Michael Scanlan, who died on Jan. 7 at the age of 85, was clearly both. Father Scanlan, a member of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, was the...

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Orthodoxy, Sin And Heresy

Recently, while on the road giving a workshop, I took the opportunity to go the cathedral in that city for a Sunday Eucharist. I was taken aback by the homily. The priest used the Gospel text where Jesus says, “I am the vine and you are the branches,” to tell the congregation that what Jesus is...

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OneLife: A Vision For LA And Beyond

As I write, we are getting ready for our third annual OneLife LA family festival in praise of human life and human dignity.  This year we are holding our event on Jan. 21 at Exposition Park at the University of Southern California. I am excited; it is going to be a great day and “catholic”...

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Pittance Chamber Music Ensemble

Compared to grossest salaries, A pittance is our fee. But pit is where we make great art, Where inspiration’s free. – Rowena Hammill Pittance Chamber Music comprises small ensembles of members of the L.A. Opera Orchestra. The name is a play on words, deriving from the pit where they...

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Since 1895, The Tidings has been telling the story of the Catholic Church — both here in Los Angeles and across the globe. On July 1, 2016, we transformed the Tidings newspaper into a multimedia platform, Angelus News.

Angelus is the weekly print “home” for, John Allen and his colleague, Inés San Martin. Nationally known Catholic journalists and essayists like Ruben Navarrette, Kathryn Lopez, Grazie Pozo Christie, and Mike Aquilina regularly contribute. Best-selling Catholic author, Dr. Scott Hahn, writes a weekly Scripture column for us. These voices complement key contributors like Archbishop Gomez, Bishop Robert Barron, Father Ronald Rolheiser and Heather King.

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Sunday Readings For January 14 & 15

Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in Sunday’s first reading. He tells us of the mission given to him by the Father from the womb: “‘You are my servant,’ he said to me.” Servant and son, our Lord was sent to lead a new exodus — to raise up the exiled tribes of Israel, to gather and...

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One Village And OneLife

How do you get information? If you’re like most people — and like me — you get it through some form of mass media. You’re surfing the Web, or listening to the radio, or watching TV and you’re receiving the same message with the same details as millions of other people. The information we...

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25 Resolutions

I’ll be turning 50 later this year, si dios quiere (if God so desires, as my mother would say). Those years represent their share of pain, plenty of mistakes, a dash of wisdom and many lessons learned the hard way. To usher in 2017, here are 25 resolutions that may just lead you to better...

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A King’s Advice To The President

I believe it is no mere coincidence that the U.S. national holiday celebrating the inspiring life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 16) is positioned within the same week as the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump.        I believe a king has wise and holy advice for the...

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Pope Throws Down Gauntlet To Religions: No Killing In God’s Name

From the beginning, it was inevitable that history’s first pontiff named “Francis” — for the great 12th- and 13th-century apostle of peace — would see himself as a “peace pope.” On Monday, Pope Francis signaled the press for peace will continue to be a top-shelf priority in 2017, pleading for an...

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Skater Christopher Bowman

Christopher Bowman (1967-2008) was a flamboyant, profoundly talented figure skater from Southern California who blazed bright, burned out fast and died young. He was known during his brief career as Bowman the Showman. His drinking, drug use and erratic, unpredictable behavior infuriated and...

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My Favorite Books Of 2016

So much of life, particularly today, constitutes an unconscious conspiracy against reading. Lack of time, the pressure of our jobs and electronic technology, among other things, are more and more putting books out of reach and out of mind. There is never enough time to read. The upside of this...

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Statement On The Death Of Archbishop Patrick Flores, Emeritus Archbishop Of San Antonio

My good friend and mentor, Archbishop Patrick Flores, passed away today at the age of 87. I received the news with personal sadness but also with a sense of joy that he is now enjoying the presence of our loving God. Archbishop Flores lived a long and good life and through his priesthood...

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Eyes On The Prize

We begin this new year as we do every year, with hopes for a brighter tomorrow.   And as we always do, Catholics in the United States begin this new year with the recognition of National Migration Week. For most of the past 25 years, we have celebrated this week in the hopes that this year,...