• Why this former rock journalist authored a book about chastity

    One day, when Dawn Eden was 31 years-old, she ventured into the section of a bookstore that she had never visited before. 

  • The story behind ‘Contrition’

    The narrator of “Contrition” attended Mass to rebel against her agnostic, adoptive parents. As an adult and a writer, Dorie felt drawn to a cloister in Big Sur.

  • Corita Kent’s passions were creativity, transformation and love

    Author and art historian April Dammann’s new biography of Corita Kent, known for most her career as Sister Mary Corita, traces the actions of these influential forces on the life of this unlikely Hollywood media star.

  • Author makes peace with discernment in debut novel

    Despite the fact that he was married, is a father, and had a long career as a supervisor working for the State of California, William Turner has always harbored regrets that he didn’t become a Catholic priest.

  • Summer reading: Bring back Betty MacDonald!

    As popular in her day as David Sedaris — and every bit as funny — Betty MacDonald (1908-1958) retains a small but devoted following of which I’m a proud member.

  • BOOKS: ‘Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out’

    Kevin Clarke, senior editor and chief correspondent for America magazine, was a college freshman in 1980 when Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated. He was shocked. He began to study the region and its history to understand of how this could happen in the small Catholic nation of El Salvador. His study culminated in “Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out,” published in 2014 by Liturgical Press as part of their “People of God” biography series.

  • Thomas Merton’s centenary year

    “We Are Already One: Thomas Merton’s Message of Hope” is an international collection of personal essays and reads like a community of friends welcoming you in to celebrate Thomas Merton’s centenary year.  

  • 'Drinking with the Saints' – new book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

    “I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.”

  • Armenian actor on genocide aftermath

    With the centenary the Armenian Genocide on April 24, the world was drawn back into an intense debate over how best to honor the 1.5 million Armenian Christians killed by the Islamic leaders of the former Ottoman Empire (now modern-day Turkey).

     

     

  • Tax time: Outside lies magic

    "Outside lies programmed awareness that at times becomes directed serendipity. Outside lies magic.”

     

     

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Voices

The greatest of all truths in the universe

Archbishop José H. Gomez

A huge crowd was gathered to hear him, 5,000 people at least have come to him. And now the day is almost over and they’re far from home with nothing to eat. Jesus knows they are hungry and he wants to feed them. We can feel how much he cares for them, he loves them. His heart is moved and he really wants to take care of them.

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July 29, 2015

  • Wednesday, July 29

    Organ Recital with Derek Gordon, 12:45 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St., Los Angeles. (213) 680-5200.

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