• From the beginning: Southland seminaries

    California is one of those singular areas of the Church universal where the notion of a seminary system predated by ten years the actual establishment of a diocesan government.

  • San Diego Diocese mourns death of Bishop Cirilo Flores

    Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away the afternoon of Sept. 6 at the city’s Nazareth House, accompanied by family and friends. He was 66.

  • St. John’s Seminary: A diamond in Camarillo

    Camarillo was an active farming community long before 1939. But with the establishment of St. John’s Seminary on 100 acres of what had been farmland, it could be said that these historic grounds have, indeed, continued to produce a very unique and, yes, essential element to nurture the faith of an increasingly large and diverse flock.

  • Juan Diego House: Preparation for St. John’s

    As he was growing up, 21-year-old Jaime Muñoz always knew he felt called to devote his life to service to society — but the question was: what kind of service?

  • San Diego diocese mourns death of Bishop Cirilo Flores

    Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 6, at the city's Nazareth House, accompanied family and friends.

  • Nagasaki delegation visits Cathedral

    A delegation from Nagasaki Prefecture, led by the Prefectural Governor, Houdou Nakamura, attended the 10 a.m. Mass Aug. 31 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

  • Losing a limb to diabetes — the poverty factor

    A diabetic middle-aged woman in South Los Angeles told me — after losing five toes, her right foot and ankle, along with nearly half her leg — that she was doing “just fine.” That’s what she said, even though the ugly sore on the sole of her good foot wasn’t healing, forcing her to use a wheelchair more and more, fearing another amputation was inevitable.

  • Salesians commission 20 youths for missionary service

    Kevin Kho of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Claremont is one of 20 young women and men whom the Salesians of Don Bosco have commissioned as lay missionary volunteers.

  • Grand Marian Procession: ‘Solemn and joyful’

    “We are taking to the streets the treasures of our Catholic faith for all the world to see,” says Mark Anchor Albert, founding chairman of the Queen of Angels Foundation that is organizing the Sept. 13 Grand Marian Procession that will wind its way through the streets of downtown Los Angeles, ending at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

  • Outcry flares over Calif. abortion push in Catholic colleges

    Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered abortion coverage in health insurance plans for two Catholic universities: Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and Santa Clara in Santa Clara.

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How we react to criticism and opposition

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Have you ever noted how we spontaneously react to a perceived threat? Faced with a threat, our primal instincts tend to take over and we instantly freeze over and begin to shut all the doors opening to warmth, gentleness and empathy inside us.

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  • Sunday, September 21

    “Paths to Just Peace: Interfaith Celebration of International Peace Day,” cosponsored by Pax Christi Southern California and Campaign Nonviolence, 12:30-5 p.m., Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino. (818) 784-4515

    “Meet & Greet,” Mass and reception with Bishop Oscar Solis, hosted by Simbang Gabi ministry, 10 a.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 740 S. Shamrock ave., Monrovia. (626) 233-7313.

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