• Kaye Park Hinckley’s ‘Birds of a Feather’

    In “Birds of a Feather,” a wife and mother feels trapped by a secret. An abortion doctor’s mother would never have considered the option he offers. An Alzheimer’s sufferer feels judged and drives to his childhood home.

  • ‘The Jesus Question’

    At a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S. was most racked by scandal, just over a decade ago, Matthew Kelly was one of the leading laymen showing the way forward to regaining the Church’s strength and credibility with the faithful.

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    A previously unpublished short story by J.R.R. Tolkien will release in the U.K. next week, and it promises to give a fascinating look into one of the literary giant’s first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

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Things beyond our imagination

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Recently, at an academic dinner, I was sitting across the table from a nuclear scientist. At one point, I asked him this question: Do you believe that there’s human life on other planets? His answer surprised me: “As a scientist, no, I don’t believe there’s human life on another planet.


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October 4, 2015

  • Sunday, October 4

    Gerard Thomas Straub Book Signing, 9 a.m.- 1p.m., Holy Family Bookstore, 1519 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Straub will discuss his newly re-released book, “The Sun and Moon Over Assisi.” (626) 403-6133.

    St. Kateri Mass, 11 a.m., St. Marcellinus Church, 2349 Strong Ave., Commerce. Everyone is welcome to honor and follow in the footsteps of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Potluck and raffle immediately following – bring a favorite dish to share!

    Faith Support on Our Cancer Journey, 2-4 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. This afternoon of reflection will explore ways for those struggling with cancer can nurture their spirits and seek divine guidance and support. $25 ($20 if paid in full by September 25). (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    “Come and See” Vocation Event, 2-7 p.m., Heart of Jesus Retreat Center, 2927 S Greenville St., Santa Ana. Single women of high school and college age are invited by Sacred Heart Sisters to learn more about religious life. Dinner will be provided. RSVP by Oct. 3 at (714) 557-4583 or heartofjesusrc@sbcglobal.net. 

    Once Upon a Time: Stories to Awaken the Mysteries of the Heart, 3-5 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. $25. (310) 377-4867. www.maryjoseph.org.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, Rosary: 4:30 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Contact Sylvia Aimerito (562) 429-1965. Audiogirlministries.com.

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