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Our Utmost In Dealing With Our Faith

The complexity of adulthood inevitably puts to death the naïveté of childhood. And this is true, too, of our faith. Not that faith is a naïveté. It isn’t. But our faith needs to be constantly reintegrated into our persons and matched up anew against our life’s experience, otherwise we will find...

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Sunday Readings For August 19 & 20

Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom the first reading prophesies. Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the line of faith epitomized by the Canaanite woman in the Gospel this week. Calling to Jesus as Lord and Son of David, this foreigner shows her great...

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Learning To Read Chesterton

I suppose it will be considered heresy in some quarters, but I’ve never been what you would call a fan of the writing of G.K. Chesterton. Some people can’t get enough of GKC. I can. Not that I haven’t tried to read him. Now and then, failing to acquire this particular taste and suspecting the...

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Reflections On ‘Tettamanzi Lesson’ For Handicapping Papal Elections

Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, who died on Aug. 5 at 83, was an important figure in Catholicism for most of his adult life, for a variety of reasons. For those of us periodically called upon to handicap papal elections, however, Cardinal Tettamanzi is significant in yet another sense:...

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Why Young Men Delay Marriage

For young men, living at home and putting off marriage and family into their late 20s or early 30s is the new American normal, and it’s often attributed to stagnant wages and uncertainty in the job market. And yet, all of us know young men in their late 20s who do work good jobs and yet come...

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Artist Tomasz Misztal: Beloved Disciple

Visual artist Tomasz Misztal was born in 1957 to a Catholic family in Poland. The country was under Communist rule at the time. He suffered as a child from terrible asthma.  “Five years of being suffocated, until I was 7. My grandma would give me crayons and paper and I would spend hours and...


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A World Transfigured

Editor’s note: On the feast of the Transfiguration, Archbishop José H. Gomez delivered this homily to more than 1,600 young people attending this year’s City of Saints festival, held Aug. 4-6 at the University of California at Los Angeles. The following is adapted from the archbishop’s...

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The Mysterious Church On The Edge Of The World

Even though I lived in France for three years while doing my doctoral studies, I never managed a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, the mysterious, mystical, and hauntingly photogenic abbey situated on a promontory just off the Normandy coast between Caen and St. Malo. But last week, in connection with...

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Over 20 Million People Facing Starvation – And We Should Care!

Think to a time when you were hungry. Remember how it felt, a bit uncomfortable, right? You may have even said, “I’m starving!” But you knew that in a short time the next meal would be there for you. Knowing that a good meal was awaiting you allowed your slight hunger to actually whet your...

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Sunday Readings For August 12 & 13

How do we find God in the storms and struggles of our lives, in the trials we encounter in trying to do His will? God commands Elijah in this week’s First Reading to stand on the mountain and await His passing by. And in the Gospel, Jesus makes the disciples set out across the waters to meet...

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The "Expendable Children"

Couples who struggle to get pregnant are turning with greater frequency to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) industry for assistance. In some cases, they can end up feeling they are “too pregnant” when twins, triplets or quads arise. This occurs from the practice of implanting more than one embryo...

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A Bride And Groom; The Bride And Groom

Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna. She has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy and good cheer—and eager to give herself in service to others. Her husband, Nelson, is also a fine person, and he took the courageous step of...

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‘The Human Body’ At IMAX

In these dog days of summer, who doesn’t want to sit in a darkened, air-conditioned theater for an hour? I sure do. Thus I recently found myself at the IMAX down near USC watching “The Human Body.” (Show times are at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. through Sept. 4.) For those of us drawn...

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‘Generation Wealth’ At The Annenberg Space For Photography

Here’s an exhibit that will make you want to go home, take a shower and give thanks for your humble existence: “Generation Wealth” at the Annenberg Space for Photography. “Generation Wealth” (subtitled “A Visual History of the Growing Obsession with Wealth That Has Come to Define a...

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After Trinity Lutheran

Will a preschool kids’ playground turn out to be the path that leads to ending a historic form of discrimination against church-sponsored schools in America? For the moment, the best answer to that question is: maybe. The question itself suddenly came alive in the wake of an important Supreme...