Each morning we awake to an astounding world of color, shape and texture that is pure gift.
We are called today to greet the lantern within; to affirm the light that we carry, and open our eyes to God’s dreams unfolding through the incredible power of the spirit as Jesus walks among us.
An estimated 40,000 united for this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress March 12-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
After a seven–month investigation by a federal grand jury, Exide Technologies agreed on March 11 to not only shut down its 15-acre battery recycling plant in Vernon, but to demolish it and clean up the site.
Gunshots shattered the solemnity of a March 24, 1980 Mass in a small chapel outside of San Salvador. Moments later, a man many considered a prophet and the voice for the voiceless, lay dead in a pool of his own blood.
During his presentation on “Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul,” Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, challenged participants “to cure [their] blindness.”
“What is racism like today? Has it changed or is it the same?" asked Father Bryan Massingale of Marquette University, author of “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church.”
“This is a workshop to evaluate the pope’s first two years, and — spoiler alert — he did good,” said a smiling Jesuit Father Thomas Reese as he kicked off his engaging, positive discussion, eliciting laughter from hundreds of Congress-goers.
Bishops from dioceses in Southern California signed a joint letter to Congress March 14, urging representatives to move forward with comprehensive immigration reform.
On March 14, during the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras spoke on the “Church of the Future” by emphasizing the need for ongoing catechesis, highlighting Pope Francis’ special mission and discussing with audience members the obstacles the Church must overcome.
Rick Warren began his March 14 keynote address at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress by quoting an American literary giant. “The two most important days in your life,” Warren said, quoting Mark Twain, “are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
The world-renowned Christian leader spoke on “Transformation and Our Inner Desire for God” before an enthusiastic and packed Anaheim Convention Center.
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