• Franciscan School Summer Institute to focus on Pope Francis

    “A Pope Named Francis, A New Vision for the Church” is the topic for the third annual Summer Institute at Old Mission Santa Barbara set for July 27-Aug. 1. 

  • St. Mary Magdalen Chapel nears 100th anniversary event

    Known affectionately in and around the Camarillo community as The Chapel On the Hill, St. Mary Magdalen Chapel will mark its Centennial Mass and Celebration on July 4.

  • Saint Damien statue blessed at St. John’s

    "Saint Damien with Leper Child," by sculptor Dale Zarrella, is the newest artistic addition to St. John’s Seminary, celebrating the life of the priest who ministered to lepers in Molokai, Hawaii.

  • Santa Barbara News 03/14/14

    San Francisco Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer will introduce “People of the Passion,” the meditation drama created by Mary Rose Betten, to be performed March 18, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paschal Baylon Church, Thousand Oaks.

  • Notre Dame jubilarians: ‘You always have the Lord with you’

    Sister of Notre Dame Mary Anita Hornack had already celebrated her golden jubilee of religious profession when Sister Mary Leanne Hubbard made her first profession of vows in the community.

  • In Santa Barbara: Celebrating communities of faith and service

    Catholic school students in Santa Barbara gathered with Archbishop José Gomez Jan. 31 at Bishop Garcia Diego High School to celebrate a special liturgy in honor of Catholic Schools Week.

  • The University Series expands campuses, offerings in 2014

    The University Series, the multi-parish adult education program connecting faith with daily life through more than 100 courses during Lent, has added two campuses and Friday noontime classes to its program in 2014.

  • San Buenaventura Mission: A ‘quiet village’ blossoms

    The Golden State's poet laureate, John Steven McGroarty, once wrote that "the story of the conception, foundation, the rise and fall of the Franciscan missionary establishments in California is at once the most unique, colorful and romantic of stories in the annals of human history, and one of the most important."

  • Santa Barbara News 12/20/13

    Five parishes join to sponsor Matthew Kelly retreat Jan. 11

    A multi-parish Matthew Kelly retreat is scheduled for Jan. 11, hosted by St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks.

  • La Reina’s Distinguished Alumna touches lives in S. Africa

    Ashley Millhouse came to La Reina High School as a shy seventh grader who did not realize that the word “God” was supposed to be capitalized. She left six years later in 2008, as a passionate Christian determined to change the world. 

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Voices

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.

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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  • Saturday, September 20

    San Fernando Region Congress, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bishop Alemany HS, 11111 Alemany Dr., Mission Hills; $. (818) 365-5123.

    “Day of Reflection: The Word Is in Your Heart,” led by Bob Hurd, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Anthony Church, 2511 S. C St., Oxnard; $. (805) 469-6293.

    Centering Prayer, introductory workshop, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino. (818) 784-4515.

    “Learn Natural Family Planning,” course presented by Couple to Couple League (also Oct. 11, Nov. 8), 9:30 a.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, North Hollywood. (818) 994-2110.

    Holy Name of Jesus School90th Anniversary, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2190 W. 31st St., L.A. (323) 731-1830.

    “Lyrics & Laughter,” benefit dinner-auction for Little Sisters of the Poor, 6 p.m., Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Rd., Rolling Hills Estates; $. (310-548-0625.

     “Lyrics & Laughter,” benefit dinner-auction for Little Sisters of the Poor, 6 p.m., Norris Pavilion, 501 Indian Peak Rd., Rolling Hills Estates; $. (310-548-0625.

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