• 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

To labor with love

Archbishop José H. Gomez

In a recent audience, Pope Francis said: “In speaking about a serious, honest person, the most beautiful thing that can be said is: ‘He or she is a worker,’ one who works.” 

 

 

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September 2, 2015

  • Wednesday, September 2

    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.

    Bible Study: The Gospel of John, 7:15-9:15 p.m., Holy Family Church Parish Hall, 18708 Clarksdale Ave., Artesia. 25-week class will meet every Wednesday. Invited speakers will present and explain the lesson followed by a group discussion led by facilitators. $30. To register, call Cecile Uyan, (562) 650-2354. holyfamilybiblestudy.com.

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