We are full of contradictions --- but God's love is constant Passion Sunday is a day of contradictions. In the processional Gospel, people praise Jesus; later, in the Gospel of the Liturgy of the Word, they condemn him. His followers promise to defend Jesus, and then betray him. The people are thrilled --- and later insist on Jesus' crucifixion.
Cathedral Holy Week schedule announced The celebration of Holy Week at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will begin this weekend with the celebration of Palm Sunday and the Lord's Passion on April 17.
Sight for the blind It is well-known that Jesus gave sight to the blind. The Gospels portray him as doing so on many occasions. He also heals the sick, the lame, the deaf and the mute.
We may be frustrated --- but God is not When I was a younger man, I worked for a high tech company that wanted to make an Initial Public Offering (or IPO) to reward its investors. Many employees also had stock in the company, and that stock offering was our focus.
The art (and ministry) of listening I'm amazed sometimes at what a poor listener I am. Someone can be talking to me at work or at home and I'll realize after a minute or so that I haven't really heard a thing they've said, and I have to ask them to repeat themselves. It doesn't help that I'm also glancing at my computer, or my phone, or the television.
Embracing the fear I've spent a good deal of my adult life trying to rid myself of fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of illness - at various times in my life one or more of these sources of anxiety have controlled me.
Revised Bible: 'More clarity, more detail' for today's Catholic The revised New American Bible that will be released on Ash Wednesday, March 9, may seem most notably different to casual readers for its efforts at providing context and clarity in how the passages fit together, according to the coordinator of its publication.
God's simple rules We are called to live lives of compassion and service. And we are promised if we do so that we will enjoy the presence of God in a powerful way.
World Marriage Day set Feb. 13 in L.A., Camarillo World Marriage Day will be celebrated Feb. 13 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, and at Junípero Serra Church, Camarillo, recognizing couples who are celebrating a significant wedding anniversary.
Finding a path to abundant joy I've only been lost in the dark twice - both while driving. Wrong turns in remote places, combined with the refusal to ask for directions when I had the opportunities, led to "lostness."