• Pope Francis’ popularity

    Journalists are understandably fond of conflict — after all, it gives them something to talk about. Media coverage and commentary relating to a drop in Pope Francis’ popularity rating in a recent Gallup poll was an illustration of that.

  • Militarization will not resolve underlying problems in El Salvador

    SAN SALVADOR — Violence has escalated over the past few weeks in El Salvador. Gang hitmen — sicarios —recently killed two soldiers who were guarding a bus station that is part of the recently opened Metropolitan System of Transport of Grand San Salvador (SITRAMSS).

  • Aborted baby body parts for sale

    How low can society go? When one considers the many ways countless human beings are treated like cheap disposable products — from children exploited by pornographers, to young sweatshop workers exploited by wealthy corporations — it’s hard to imagine how much worse it can get for the poor and vulnerable.

  • Hiroshima and Iran

    It’s an accident of history that the present debate on the six-nation nuclear agreement with Iran overlaps the 70th anniversary of the first uses of atomic weapons in war.

  • Church leaders applaud nuclear agreement with Iran

    Committed to a negotiated settlement over the real possibility of armed conflict, six world powers and Iran have decided to give peace a chance.



  • Catholic priest who blessed atomic bomb crews — and his conversion

    Seventy years ago, on Aug. 6, 1945, the single most destructive weapon ever unleashed upon human beings and the environment — the atomic bomb — was dropped by an American B-29 bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing approximately 80,000 people.

  • Hiroshima and Iran

    It’s an accident of history that the present debate on the six-nation nuclear agreement with Iran overlaps the 70th anniversary of the first uses of atomic weapons in war.

  • Disgusting? Nauseating? Even repulsive?

    Beginning with last Sunday’s Gospel and continuing for the next four Sundays, the focus at Mass is on the sixth chapter of the Gospel of St John: Jesus fed 5,000 with five small barley loaves and two dried fishes, last Sunday.

  • ‘God’s will is not a checklist’

    In the past year, my family has driven to my sister-in-law’s house in Fayetteville, Arkansas, multiple times. Once, we drove out through the plains on I-40 before heading north in the Ozarks, but usually we stop to see my mother and father-in-law in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the way.

  • Direction

    Is spiritual direction intended only for a small elite group, composed of clergy and nuns and a handful of laity with special vocations? Not really. Direction is for serious Christians generally, whether cleric, religious or lay. But since that is seldom said these days, it needs explaining.

    Here goes.

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Statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown’s signing of ABx2-15

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Governor Brown’s decision to allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves is deeply disturbing. This is the wrong decision for California.


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October 7, 2015

  • Wednesday, October 7

    College Fair, 6-8 p.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. The event is sponsored by the Princeton Review and will feature food trucks and break-out sessions on financial aid for college, standardized testing and the Equal Opportunity Program (EOP). Free. Register at www.boscotech.edu/events. For more information, contact Assistant Principal Robert Currie, (626) 940-2013, rcurrie@boscotech.edu.

    The Compassionate Friends of South Bay/LA Meeting, 7 p.m., The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. The Compassionate Friends are a self-help group offering support to families who have lost a child. (310) 530-3214. www.tcfsbla.org.

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