• A game plan for getting your adult child back to Church

    Your child has left the Church. Does this sound familiar? Maybe it was “so long” after confirmation. Perhaps it happened in college. Somewhere priorities changed and choices were made. And it’s his mother’s or father’s or parents’ heart’s desire to get him back to Church.

  • Heather King’s memoir ‘Stripped’ explores the intersection of cancer, culture and Christ

    Heather King, Catholic author and blogger, has recently released her latest book, “Stripped.” A former alcoholic and a convert to the faith, King’s new book recounts her experience with breast cancer.

  • Stripped: At the intersection of cancer, culture and Christ

    When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, my first thought was “I’m going to die.”

    My second was “I do not want to ‘battle’ cancer.”

  • ‘There was a hermit who lived in the woods’

    “There was a hermit who lived in the woods,” begins poem 41 of the Robert Lax collection of contemplative words, “In the Beginning was Love,” edited by S.T. Georgiou. The writings collected here are about half poetry and half journal entries, though the latter are as precise as prose poems. Belief, lifestyle and identity as inextricable parts of the person’s whole are emphasized throughout the book.

  • Peruvian-based Catholic movement pledges inquiry after claims of abuse

    Allegations of physical, psychological and sexual abuse by leaders of a Catholic movement founded here in the 1970s have led to a lawsuit against Lima Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani and a promise of an internal investigation from the group's leader.

  • Q-and-A with author Christopher Kaczor

    In my personal quest for greater happiness, I discovered a new field of psychology, called positive psychology. For decades, psychology focused on alleviating depression, anxiety and sadness. Positive psychology by contrast investigates optimism, resilience, signature strengths and engagement with life. I found a remarkable convergence in the insights about happiness offered by the ancient philosophers like Aristotle, medieval theologians like Augustine and positive psychologists like Martin Seligman. Moreover, I discovered that contemporary psychology offers practical ways of reaching forgiveness, strengthening willpower and deepening gratitude.

  • ‘The Gospel of Happiness’

    What is real happiness? How can I experience it? How can I live it? Every thoughtful person asks such questions. Thoughtful Christians add a few more questions, such as: How can I enhance Christian living? Is there any proof that Christian practices enhance happiness? Does Christianity provide happiness in a way that other paths, like psychology, cannot?

     

  • ‘Compete Inside’: A guide for Catholic athletes

    As someone whose first love was basketball, I can’t tell you how many times throughout my life I’ve compared life’s struggles and triumphs to the game I so enjoy.

  • 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.

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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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February 12, 2016

  • 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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