• What awaits Pope Francis in the US this fall

    When Pope Francis comes to the United States in late September, chances are good that he will arrive in the middle of a bitter, highly politicized national debate on same-sex marriage and religious liberty.

  • Miracle baby

    This is my story about how I was given a light, a way and a chance that saved my son’s life.
    When I found out I was pregnant, I was fearful and uncertain. My friends asked, “Are you going to keep it?” Obviously, I had a choice.  

  • ‘Peace be with you’

    “On the evening of that first day of the week,” according to the Gospel of John, “when the doors were locked, where the disciples were … Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’”

  • Toxic confusion in San Francisco

    San Francisco’s archbishop is in the crosshairs of powerful cultural foes — other Catholics.  

     

     

     

  • What is a dignified death?

    When my 80-year-old grandmother began to forget her eldest child, my mother, it was hard for our family to comprehend. No one ever imagined that a person as beautiful, strong and vibrant as my grandma could look at her little girl and not know who she was.

  • Is the devil real?

    Is the devil real? Here is Msgr. Ronald Knox on that: “It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.”

     

  • Dialogue: an essential ingredient for peaceful relationships

    Respectful dialogue is absolutely necessary to root out the weeds of violence. Respectful dialogue communicates first and foremost from the heart. It speaks from the heart and listens from the heart.

  • Euthanasia

    When religion and secularism butt heads on public policy — a regular occurrence these days — religion typically is obliged to fight with one hand tied behind it. Unfair, you say? Certainly it is, but that’s how the game is played these days.

  • The Church of Christ without Christ?

    With the collapse of the mainline Protestant churches in America, Joseph Bottum argues, what has taken their place is something he calls — borrowing from author Flannery O’Connor — the Church of Christ Without Christ.

     

     

  • Anticipating the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage

    The likelihood that the Supreme Court next June will announce its discovery of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage raises an obvious question for the Catholic Church: What do we do now?

     

     

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Voices

St. Monica students on life in first grade

R.W. Dellinger

Josette White, a blonde, was wearing a navy blue school jacket over a white polo shirt and navy shorts. Next to her, best friend Maria Knierim also had on a school jacket, but with a gray polo and navy pants. Her long pigtails were tied with yellow bands.

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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May 23, 2015

  • St. John Eudes Summer Carnival

    St. John Eudes Summer Carnival, 12-10 p.m., St. John Eudes, 9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. For more information, contact Mike Hartfield, (323) 259-0587. www.sjecarnival.org.

    Pentecost Vigil, Teachings and Mass, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, 18115 Sherman Way, Reseda. Featuring Dr. Elizabeth Kim, Dominic Berardino and Father Bill Delaney. Free. (818) 771-1361, spirit@scrc.org.

    Wake Up the World, 6-9:30 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St., Los Angeles. An archdiocesan young adult evening prayer vigil with all consecrated people featuring musical celebration, Mass and Holy Hour.

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