• Christian Hollywood: Mobilizing via a tsunami of God’s Spirit

    “Keep surfing the Wave... the Tsunami is the Spirit at work!” bid Anthony Palmer from his ministry’s home in Wiltshire, England, last week via e-mail before he left for Rome to meet again with Pope Francis.

  • The most important thing

    When I was little, I would play “house” all the time. I’d have my dolls and my imagination to set the scene. I would carry my babies from room to room, rocking them, “feeding” them, and taking them for walks in the stroller.

  • Crisis in the news business

    It was a week that began with the management of The New York Times forcing out the paper’s executive editor after just three years.

  • Sharing forgiveness, redemption around a cold metal table

    Working with the incarcerated demonstrates that food is a huge, essential, gigantic factor in their lives because most of the time their taste buds are being treated with either institutional or canteen food. 

  • Our spontaneous pope

    Spontaneity that reflects good-heartedness is a highly attractive trait, but the spontaneity of self-indulgence is reckless and often cruel. Spontaneity of either kind can cause confusion and dismay.

  • Simple strategies for successful learning

    When I speak or write about respecting individual learning needs, I am often met with skeptical remarks about how this could possibly work in a classroom or even in a homeschool setting.

  • Easter — and an illness in the family

    This familiar passage from Psalm 118 (verse 24) aptly expresses the joy we feel Easter Sunday, bringing to mind wonder and gratitude, happiness and delight.

  • 'The Crux': Insane for the Light

    I first met with Tidings editor-in-chief J.D. Long-Garcia over lunch several weeks ago. “We’d like to invite you to write a weekly column on arts and culture,” he said. “Books, theater, music…”

  • Good Shepherd Sunday: Taking on the smell of the sheep

    Each year the Church celebrates Good Shepherd Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Easter. Looking ahead to this year’s observance, I began pondering a rather gritty expression used by Pope Francis in his speeches and writings.

  • Get on the Bus: ‘Keeping the bond alive’

    More than 200,000 children in California alone have a parent in prison. These often overlooked children are the hidden victims of crime and the unintended victims of the criminal justice system.

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Voices

Growing in our knowledge of Jesus Christ

Archbishop José H. Gomez

It’s back-to-school time, a great time of year.

I know many of you have been getting ready for the new school year with your kids and grandchildren. All of the archdiocese, confirmation and religious education programs are starting up again in our parishes.

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  • Thursday, September 18

    ACCW N. San Fernando District, guest speaker Sr. Rose Marie Tulacz, 11:30 a.m., St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 22508 Copper Hill Dr., Santa Clarita; $. (661) 263-0345.

    ACCW Northern District, guest speaker Fr. Enrique Ymson, 11 a.m., St. Kevin Church, 202 N. Alexandria Ave., L.A. (213) 380-0558.

    Franciscan Vision Series, guest speaker Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, 7-8 p.m., Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside. (760) 547-1800.

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