• The Sacred Beetle: Jean-Henri Fabré’s ‘Book of Insects’

    Jean-Henri Fabre’s “Book of Insects” is a 1921 classic, with beautiful, tissue-paper-protected color plates by E.J. Detmold.

  • A crash course in Miracles 101

    What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common?

  • A book report 100 years late

    In the past, I have written ad infinitum, some may say ad naseum about Catholic writers and Catholic filmmakers and still hold firm to the belief that great “Catholic” writing does not necessarily have to deal with overtly religious subject matter or even religiously inclined protagonists and antagonists.

  • The write stuff

    Writers writing about writing can be a dubious endeavor. Catholic writers writing about the “soul” of the Catholic writer is even more dangerous. So it is with a certain amount of trepidation that I sally forth and throw my rosary beads into the fray.

  • ‘The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run’: An interview with the author

    María Ruiz Scaperlanda remembers first hearing about Oklahoma’s missionary martyr priest from her then school-aged children.

  • Taking Religion and Politics Seriously

    Religion comes up a lot in politics, and yet, not at all. Not substantively. That’s the argument author Stephen Mansfield makes in Ask the Question: Why We Must Demand Religious Clarity from Our Presidential Candidates.

  • Farewell, my lovely: Noir novelist Raymond Chandler

    Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) created the character of hard-boiled L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe. His novels — among them “The Big Sleep” (1939), “Farewell, My Lovely” (1940) and “The Lady in the Lake” (1943) — are widely considered masterpieces of noir crime fiction.

  • Pope Francis has a new book for kids

    Already in his brief, three-year pontificate Pope Francis has a track record of papal firsts, but in March he will add yet another to his list: authoring a children's book.

  • What Pope Francis' book could tell us about the upcoming synod doc

    As things are picking up around the Vatican in the new year, anticipation is buzzing over the release of Pope Francis’ document on the conclusions of the 2014 and 2015 synod of bishops on the family.

  • All the faithful can receive God's love in confession – Pope Francis

    God's love is offered to everyone who goes to the sacrament of confession, Pope Francis said in his new book on mercy – even those who are not able to receive absolution from their sins.

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The world as it should be

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Catholic social teaching gives us a vision of the world as it could be and as it should be. ... The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most radical doctrine in the history of ideas. If the world believed what Jesus proclaimed ... every society could be transformed overnight.

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May 26, 2016

  • Thursday, May 26

    ACCW Meeting, San Pedro Pastoral Region, Southeastern District, St. Raymond Catholic Church, 12320 Paramount Blvd., Downey. Registration 9:30 am - Speaker Deacon Douglas Johnson. Mass at 11 a.m. Luncheon $12/ person, check payable to Alice Avery, 19126 Pricetown Avenue, Carson, CA 90746, Contact:  Alice Avery (310) 637-1364 or Verna Harmmer (562) 633-2503

     

    15th Conference on Mental Health and Spirituality- “Looking Over the Horizon”, 7:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Los Angeles Convention Center. Keynote speakers: His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang, Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, Dr. Martin Southard, Director of Doctoral Social Work Program, University of Southern California. $50 Registration fee covers, breakfast, lunch and snacks. For more info: Destiny Walker (213) 639-6396 or mhasconderence@dmh.lacounty.gov. Presented by: Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health

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