• Thanks be to God: The gift of every human life

    There was a time, not long ago, when the nine months in utero were largely mysterious. When parents and families waited for the birthday to see whether the baby was a boy or a girl, had ten fingers and toes or showed signs of any special needs.


  • This Mother’s Day, celebrate everyday heroes

    I have four older sisters. Let me rephrase that. I am blessed to have four older sisters! The years of unsolicited advice and friendly competition aside, my sisters are for me great sources of inspiration. I think about my sisters often as I go through the world. Theirs are the voices in my head.

  • Telling stories of human dignity

    We are at a pivotal time in the building of a culture of life in our communities. We are seeing the culture shift rapidly toward a commodification of human life. And, with the erosion of the family and redefinition of marriage, traditional structures protecting young people are disappearing.

  • The pope is clear: A decisive and unhesitant ‘yes’ to life

    For Pope Francis, everything is about the person — specifically, about encouraging a personal encounter with the mercy of Christ. The prominence of this theme in his teaching and writing makes it clear that he writes from the experience of a pastor and a penitent.

  • Which comes first? Equality or the egg?

    Under the guise of "gender parity," promoters of California's AB 926 — passed last week by the state legislature and now on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown — propose paying women for eggs donated for research purposes.

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Things beyond our imagination

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Recently, at an academic dinner, I was sitting across the table from a nuclear scientist. At one point, I asked him this question: Do you believe that there’s human life on other planets? His answer surprised me: “As a scientist, no, I don’t believe there’s human life on another planet.


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October 6, 2015

  • Tuesday, October 6

    Organ Recital, 7:30 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church, 25511 Eshelman Ave., Lomita. Featuring members of the Long Beach Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Free. (310) 326-3364.

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