• The future of marriage and religious freedom

    “Marriage needs to have a future,” Ryan T. Anderson, author of the new book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” says. The book is timed for publication to respond to the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision this past June.

  • Incest, suicide, and murder: What we can expect from Tolkien’s dark new story

    A previously unpublished short story by J.R.R. Tolkien will release in the U.K. next week, and it promises to give a fascinating look into one of the literary giant’s first experimentations with fantasy writing.

  • EWTN forms new publishing group with Sophia Institute Press

    Although EWTN Global Catholic Network already reaches over 250 million television households in 140 countries worldwide, they have decided to further expand their outreach down another avenue: book publishing.

  • The divine designer

    Michael Augros saw a need for a fresh approach in the intelligent design debate. His new book, “Who Designed the Designer? A Rediscovered Path to God’s Existence” published by Ignatius Press, employs the philosophical traditions of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas and does not enter into debate at all.

     

     

  • ‘The Queen of Peace Room’

    New York writer, artist and costumer Magie Dominic was sexually abused as a child in her native Newfoundland, then raped as an adult. She married an abusive husband.

  • Why this former rock journalist authored a book about chastity

    One day, when Dawn Eden was 31 years-old, she ventured into the section of a bookstore that she had never visited before. 

  • The story behind ‘Contrition’

    The narrator of “Contrition” attended Mass to rebel against her agnostic, adoptive parents. As an adult and a writer, Dorie felt drawn to a cloister in Big Sur.

  • Corita Kent’s passions were creativity, transformation and love

    Author and art historian April Dammann’s new biography of Corita Kent, known for most her career as Sister Mary Corita, traces the actions of these influential forces on the life of this unlikely Hollywood media star.

  • Author makes peace with discernment in debut novel

    Despite the fact that he was married, is a father, and had a long career as a supervisor working for the State of California, William Turner has always harbored regrets that he didn’t become a Catholic priest.

  • Summer reading: Bring back Betty MacDonald!

    As popular in her day as David Sedaris — and every bit as funny — Betty MacDonald (1908-1958) retains a small but devoted following of which I’m a proud member.

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To labor with love

Archbishop José H. Gomez

In a recent audience, Pope Francis said: “In speaking about a serious, honest person, the most beautiful thing that can be said is: ‘He or she is a worker,’ one who works.” 

 

 

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September 2, 2015

  • Wednesday, September 2

    The Compassionate Friends of South Bay/LA Meeting, 7 p.m., The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. The Compassionate Friends are a self-help group offering support to families who have lost a child. (310) 530-3214. www.tcfsbla.org.

    Bible Study: The Gospel of John, 7:15-9:15 p.m., Holy Family Church Parish Hall, 18708 Clarksdale Ave., Artesia. 25-week class will meet every Wednesday. Invited speakers will present and explain the lesson followed by a group discussion led by facilitators. $30. To register, call Cecile Uyan, (562) 650-2354. holyfamilybiblestudy.com.

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