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World Refugee Day: Did You Miss It?

World Refugee Day, June 20, came and went with hardly a notice. I almost missed it. Sadly, little mention was given in the secular and even religious world to the unprecedented refugee crisis endured by countless fellow human beings who have fled their homes with little more than the shirt on...

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Pantsula: The Coolest Dance You’ve Never Heard Of At UCLA’s Fowler Museum

UCLA’s Fowler Museum is a gem. You’re always sure to see an exhibit that’s unusual, revivifying and interesting. The museum focuses on art and cultural artifacts from Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Americas, both historical and contemporary. If you’re mad, as I am, for masks, totems,...

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Summer Of Love And The Seasons Of God  

In different places throughout the city of Los Angeles these days, you can see festive banners along the streets remembering the Monterey Pop Festival of June 1967. There is a special exhibit on the festival running now at L.A.’s Grammy Museum. And all throughout California, especially in San...

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As Merkel Calls On Pope Francis, Is A Partnership In The Works?

Over the centuries, popes, at least theoretically, have tried to remain above politics, and most have worked hard to maintain good relationships with emperors, kings, chancellors, presidents and prime ministers of all stripes, regardless of their outlook or party affiliation. Yet when a...

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Sunday Readings For June 24 & 25

Our commitment to Christ will be put to the test. We will hear whispered warnings and denunciations, as Jeremiah does in the first reading. Even so-called friends will try to trap and trip us up. For his sake we will bear insults and be made outcasts — even in our own homes, we hear in the...

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Christianity And Noonday Fatigue

There’s a popular notion that suggests that it can be helpful to compare every century of Christianity’s existence to one year of life. That would make Christianity 21 years old — a young 21, grown-up enough to exhibit a basic maturity, but still far from a finished product. How insightful is...

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Statement On The Death Of Archbishop John R. Quinn, Emeritus Archbishop Of San Francisco

Following is a statement from Archbishop José H. Gomez on the death Archbishop John R. Quinn: On behalf of my brother Bishops and the entire family of God here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I extend heart-felt prayers of condolence to Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and the faithful of...

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Only Connect

Way back in ancient history, before Match.com and Tinder, there was, at least in one part of Los Angeles, something we called “hotline.” The rumor was that the hotline was, in fact, a series of test numbers used by the phone company. The prefixes varied, but the final four numbers were always...

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The Sacrament Of Holy Orders My Friend Is Ordained A Priest

Recently I flew to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to attend the ordination, my first ever, of Timothy J. Smith. I met Father Tim, now 36, several years ago when he emailed me about a radio piece I’d done about my little brother’s punk band. Tim was a fan. We began a correspondence that flowered...

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In The Body Of Christ, We Meet As Friends

Editor’s note: On June 18, Archbishop Gomez celebrated the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. This column is adapted from his homily. Today we are celebrating the immigrant spirit that makes America great. America has always been a...

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Sunday Readings For June 17 & 18- The Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ

The Eucharist is given to us as a challenge and a promise. That’s how Jesus presents it in the Gospel. He doesn’t make it easy for those who hear him. They are repulsed and offended at his words. Even when they begin to quarrel, he insists on describing the eating and drinking of his flesh and...

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Beatitudinal Fatherhood: Dads As Living Examples Of The Christian Life In Family Life

Want to be the best father you were made to be? Live the Beatitudes, Greg Popcak writes in a new book, “BeDaditudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad,” adapting what Jesus announced on the Sermon on the Mount in the most practical ways for family life for fathers. “When we practice the Beatitudes...

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The Seamless Garment

John of the Cross teaches that within spirituality and morality there are no exempt areas. Simply put, you cannot be a saint or a highly moral person if you allow yourself a moral exemption or two. Thus, I may not allow myself to split off one moral flaw or sinful habit and see it as unimportant...

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Hope In The Face Of Tragically Common Violent Death

“Death Comes for the War Poets” is currently an experiment in verse that just so happens to be exactly what is needed about now. Even if thinking about death and war seems too overwhelming on the surface or too much of your existence already. I know, myself, I’ve officially asked God for a break...

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Budgets Are Moral Documents

The highly relevant quote, “Budgets are moral documents,” has been arguably attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. But if he didn’t coin that exact phase, he very well could have. Similarly he surely did say, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense...