• 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.

  • We're wounded – that’s why we need mercy, Pope Francis says

    In his new book on mercy Pope Francis offers extensive reflections on the topic that has shaped much of his pontificate, getting personal about his own experiences of mercy, what it means for him, and why humanity is in such desperate need of it.

  • A priest's powerful impact on the New York Times' David Brooks

    New York Times columnist, best-selling author and all-around pundit David Brooks has made headlines recently for his bold new book making the case for a societal return to morality.  

  • 'Drinking with the Saints' – book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

    “I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.”

  • Tough, funny and fearless: A bold new take on women saints

    Maria Johnson has a scar behind her ear, a small memento from that time she leaped off her dresser, aiming for her bed – and missed, grazing the corner of her nightstand with the back of her head.

  • A How-To Guide to Mercy

    God Himself provides the most perfect “how to” for mercy in the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. To enter into that life, the Church has set aside this year of mercy and Kathleen Beckman has written God’s Healing Mercy: Finding Your Path to Forgiveness, Peace, and Joy, a gift for entering in, in personal prayer and practice, and for groups who want to do something to make the jubilee year in the Church a real, practical part of their lives. 

  • Recognizing everyday miracles

    Tony Magliano, best known as an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist, enters the children’s book genre with “Cracks in the Sidewalk.”

  • Fleeing the present

    There may be something about the present we don’t like, that we fear. The present may not be all that we wish or want it to be. It may be a painful present. We may try to cover it up, move past it too quickly — and so we don’t learn from it.

  • Cardinal Sarah on new book: I want to help people rediscover God

    At the presentation of his new book Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Western society is rapidly forgetting God, and expressed his desire to help people rediscover him through both prayer and witness.

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Voices

Seeking the face of God in the Scriptures

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Prayer is seeking the face of God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church recalls the story of how St. John Vianney once found a peasant praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The saint asked him what he was doing, and the man replied: “I look at him and he looks at me.”

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  • Friday, February 12

    St. Clare’s Lenten Fish Fry, Dinner will be served 4:30 - 8 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26, and March 4, 11 and 18, St. Clare Church, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. Dine in or take out. Price is $9 for two-piece dinner, $10 for three-piece dinner. For information, call (661) 252-3353, or visit www.st-clare.org.

     

    St. Luke the Evangelist Lenten Fish Dinner and Stations of the Cross, Dinner 5:30-7 p.m. in the parish hall, Stations at 7 p.m. in the Church. 5605 Cloverly Avenue, Temple City. Donation: Adults: $11; Seniors 65 and Older: $10; Children 7-14 Years Old: $7; Children 6 Years Old and Under: $2. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for the parish’s food pantry, organized by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. (602) 291-5900. stluketemplecity.org  

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