• The struggle to love our neighbor

    “The most damaging idolatry is not the golden calf but enmity against the other.” The renowned anthropologist, Rene Girard, wrote that and its truth is not easily admitted.  

  • Sensitivity and suffering

    Daniel Berrigan, in one of his famous quips, once wrote: Before you get serious about Jesus, first consider carefully how good you are going to look on wood!

  • Faith and fear

    A common soldier dies without fear, yet Jesus died afraid. Iris Murdoch wrote this and that truth can be somewhat disconcerting. Why? If someone dies with deep faith, shouldn’t he or she die within a certain calm and trust drawn from that faith?

  • Youth today: Who are they really?

    A seminarian I know recently went to a party on a Friday evening at a local university campus.

  • The 10 commandments of mercy

    Among the Ten Commandments, one begins with the word “remember” — “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.” It reminds us to recall something we already know. There are commandments of mercy written into our very DNA. We already know them, but we need to remember them more explicitly.

  • Daniel Berrigan, RIP

    “Before you get serious about Jesus, first consider how good you’re going to look on wood!” Daniel Berrigan wrote those words and they express a lot about who he was and what he believed in. He died May 1 at age 94.

  • Two centuries of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

    What we cease to celebrate we will soon cease to cherish. This year, 2016, marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the religious congregation to which I belong, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. We have a proud history, 200 years now, of ministering to the poor around the world. This merits celebrating.

  • Loyalty and patriotism revisited

    In a recent article in America magazine, Grant Kaplan, commenting on the challenge of the resurrection, makes this comment: “Unlike previous communities in which the bond among members forges itself through those it excludes and scapegoats, the gratuity of the resurrection allows for a community shaped by forgiven-forgivers.”

  • Love: A projection and a reality

    Sorting through what is genuine in love and what is projection is indeed one of the more delicate and difficult tasks of life. 

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How to not be a 'beige Catholic,' according to Bishop Barron

Catholic News Agency

Catholics in America today need to find ways to engage the culture with truth, and avoid “beige Catholicism” that seeks to be dominated by the culture, Bishop Robert Barron said Thursday.

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June 28, 2016

  • Tuesday, June 28

    Weekly Remote Caller Bingo, Free Bonus Jackpot Ticket Night, 5:30 pm (Doors open at 4:30 pm), St. Luke Catholic Community, 5605 Cloverly Ave., Temple City. (626) 291-5900. www.stluketemplecity.org

     

    Healing Mass, 7:30 p.m., St. Didacus Church, 14337 Astoria St., Sylmar. Fr. Celebrant: Father John Struzzo. Immediately following Mass a "laying on of hands" prayer will be offered by Father John Struzzo and Father Bob Garon. 

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