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Pope Francis Nails Three-Point Shot By Naming American Spokesman

Though he didn’t win an NBA championship this year, Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors nevertheless put up a great individual season, the cornerstone of which was his ridiculous three-point shooting. Curry hit more threes in a year than most teams in NBA history, and more than many NBA...

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‘Convert The Hearts Of The Violent Blinded By Hate’: Pope Francis Joins Global Community Mourning Victims Of Nice Massacre

ROME — Pope Francis through a spokesman has condemned the “homicidal folly” and “hatred” of the attack in Nice, France, that left 84 dead when a 31-year-old Tunisian plowed a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, a French national holiday. “We want to make known, on the part of Pope...

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Our Deepest Insecurity

Why don’t we live happier lives? Why are we forever caught up in frustrations, tensions, angers and resentments? The reasons of course are too many to name. Each day, as Jesus himself tells us, brings problems enough for the day. We’re unhappy for reasons too many to count. And yet it can be...

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Sunday Readings – July 23 & 24

Though we be “but dust and ashes,” we can presume to draw near and speak boldly to our Lord, as Abraham dares in Sunday’s First Reading. But even Abraham — the friend of God (see Isaiah 41:8), our father in the faith (see Romans 4:12) — did not know the intimacy that we know as children of...

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To Be An Immigrant Is To Be A Missionary

Editor’s note: The following is adapted from the homily delivered by Archbishop Gomez for the Mass in Celebration of All Immigrants held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, July 17, 2016. Today we are blessed to be praying in the presence of the relics of three saints — St. Junípero...

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Love On The Rock

In my last column I spoke about the many ways our ancient ancestors spoke of love. We use that one little word to describe all our affections. From sausage pizza to a lifelong spouse, from California wines to almighty God, we love what we love. One word fits all. The Greeks, on the other...

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The Cross Of Jesus: God's Awful Work Of Love

I would like to continue reflecting on Fleming Rutledge's extraordinary book The Crucifixion, which I consider one of the most insightful theological books of the decade. In a previous article, I drew attention to Rutledge's bracing insistence on the awfulness and shame of the crucifixion. In the...

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Struggling With Grandiosity

We live in a world wherein most everything overstimulates our grandiosity, even as we are handed less and less tools to deal with that. Several years ago, Robert L. Moore wrote a very significant book entitled “Facing the Dragon.” The dragon that most threatens us, he believes, is the dragon...

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SUNDAY READINGS- JULY 16 & 17

God wants to dwell with each of us personally, intimately — as the mysterious guests once visited Abraham’s tent, as Jesus once entered the home of Mary and Martha. By his hospitality in Sunday’s First Reading, Abraham shows us how we are to welcome the Lord into our lives. His selfless...

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Pilgrimage Illustrates Catholicism’s ‘Woman Problem’

One of the more striking Catholic pilgrimages in recent memory wrapped up in early July with a small Mass at a side altar in St. Peter’s Basilica. A group of eight people, seven women and one man, had trekked more than 600 miles from St. Gallen in Switzerland to Rome, carrying nothing more...

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How Strange Is The Cross

Fleming Rutledge’s “The Crucifixion” is one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past 10 years. Both an academic and a well-regarded preacher in the Episcopal tradition, Rutledge has an extraordinary knack of cutting to the heart of the...

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Royal Feathers: Hawaiian Bird Garments At LACMA

Skip the Robert Mapplethorpe. Instead, go to LACMA before Aug. 7 and check out a truly transcendent exhibit called “Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i.” “For centuries on the Hawaiian Islands,” you may not have known, “vividly colored feathers gathered from native birds were valuable...

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New Challenges To Life And Liberty

These are days when it can seem as if things are coming undone and breaking apart in our society. Last week, we witnessed police officers being targeted and executed in Dallas and others being ambushed and assaulted in Missouri and Georgia. These attacks followed the fatal police shootings...

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A Way Forward On Immigration

Our nation’s failure to address the immigration issue has led to a persistent air of crisis and a true humanitarian tragedy. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s deadlock last month in United States v. Texas, I called on President Obama and Congress to agree to halt deportations of...

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Christian Courage In A Secular Age

Dr. Tim Flanigan of the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, is a husband, a father of five, an infectious disease doctor and a professor at Brown University.  In September 2014, at the height of the Ebola epidemic, he traveled to Liberia as a volunteer for two months to help organize...