• ‘Secret Stairs’: A closer look at Los Angeles’ people and places

    Charles Fleming is an L.A.-based journalist and author. Recently he agreed to sit down and tell the story of his best-selling urban trekking guide “Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles.”

  • “Hiroshima Notes”: The life and work of Kenzaburō Ōe

    In 1994, the Japanese writer Kenzaburō Ōe was awarded the Nobel Laureate for creating an “an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today.”

  • A beautiful chronicle: ‘Jesus: A Pilgrimage’

    I spent the month of July doing the 30-day Ignatian Spiritual Exercises at a Jesuit retreat house in Gloucester, Mass. I couldn’t have chosen a better time to read Jesuit Father James Martin’s new book: “Jesus: A Pilgrimage” (HarperOne).

  • Lives of the saints model Catholic social teaching in new book

    Dignity of the human person, solidarity and care for creation are just a few topics author Brandon Vogt discusses in his new book, “Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World.”

  • Catholic cultural renewal advocate Stratford Caldecott mourned

    Stratford Caldecott, a Catholic cultural thinker dedicated to literature, theology, and the “second spring” of Catholicism, passed away Thursday, weeks after Hollywood stars took to Twitter to support him in his struggle with cancer.

  • Blogger recounts motherhood as spark that led to conversion

    The conversion from atheism to Catholicism was a rewarding journey full of triumph and trial for Jennifer Fulwiler, as outlined in her recent book, “Something Other Than God.”

  • Masstimes.Org: The resource for traveling Catholics

    I love a road trip. I’ve made innumerable jaunts to Anza-Borrego, Joshua Tree, Santa Barbara and the Bay Area. I’ve driven to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. I’ve made two cross-country runs in the last 10 years. Then there are the visits made by plane, train, cab and bus: NYC, St. Paul, MN, northern Ontario, the Lost Coast of California.

  • Engage world with Catholic principles, author says

    Catholic involvement in civic life is necessary to defend human dignity and move society in a positive direction, says the author of a new book on Catholics principles in public life.

  • Summer Reading: Award Winning Books

    At the annual Catholic Media Convention in late June, the Catholic Press Association presented its awards to books judged superior in various categories. This week, The Tidings presents those books which earned first, second and third place honors, with publishers listed in parentheses.

  • Book offers meditations based on Francis de Sales' letters

    When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to St. Francis de Sales.

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We need to put the family first again in our society.

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