• Lessons in love from La Reina’s Class of 1984

    Barbie Kilbourne Larson is losing her fight with cancer. Standing with her are her high school “sisters” from the La Reina High School Class of 1984.

  • Secularist reactions to Hobby Lobby

    Considered either as an ideology or as a program of action, secularism is deeply coercive. Reactions to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate make that abundantly clear.

  • Birmingham, Vietnam and Murrieta

    Sometimes a picture says it all.

  • Influx of immigrant children: Reminiscent of ‘orphan trains’

    The humanitarian crisis on our southern border — where more than 60,000 children have crossed into the U.S. since October — has parallels to the plight of largely Catholic children who were shipped across America between 1854 and 1929 on so-called “orphan trains.”

  • Images of God

    Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we’ve learned until well after the fact. A few years ago while studying pastoral theology at Loyola Marymount University, a classroom exercise created a shift in my thinking.

  • Christian Hollywood: Mobilizing via a tsunami of God’s Spirit

    “Keep surfing the Wave... the Tsunami is the Spirit at work!” bid Anthony Palmer from his ministry’s home in Wiltshire, England, last week via e-mail before he left for Rome to meet again with Pope Francis.

  • The most important thing

    When I was little, I would play “house” all the time. I’d have my dolls and my imagination to set the scene. I would carry my babies from room to room, rocking them, “feeding” them, and taking them for walks in the stroller.

  • Crisis in the news business

    It was a week that began with the management of The New York Times forcing out the paper’s executive editor after just three years.

  • Sharing forgiveness, redemption around a cold metal table

    Working with the incarcerated demonstrates that food is a huge, essential, gigantic factor in their lives because most of the time their taste buds are being treated with either institutional or canteen food. 

  • Our spontaneous pope

    Spontaneity that reflects good-heartedness is a highly attractive trait, but the spontaneity of self-indulgence is reckless and often cruel. Spontaneity of either kind can cause confusion and dismay.

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What is the family’s value in our society?

Archbishop José H. Gomez

We need to put the family first again in our society.

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