Category Archives: Liturgy

Our Lenten Processional Cross

During Lent we are using an Ethiopian processional cross. This very intricate style of cross is similar to those used by Coptic Christians as well. When we see it, may it help us to remember in prayer the persecuted Christians … Continue reading

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St. Francis and the Creche

Did you know that the tradition of the manger scene, such a familiar part of our celebration of Christmas, began with St. Francis of Assisi? In the year 1223, St. Francis, a deacon, was visiting the town of Grecio to … Continue reading

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How Can This Be?

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all worship the same One God. Yet each of the Abrahamic faiths has a different way of understanding God. Each can be summarized with one word. The word “Israel” translates as “struggle with God,” and that … Continue reading

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Love in Community

Do you know who Dorothy Day was? She was a radical socialist who became a Catholic; she always kept her passion for the poor and her distrust of authority throughout her life. She died in 1982. She was always betting … Continue reading

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Congratulations Fr. John Palmer on your Ordination to the Priesthood

Our own John Palmer was ordained as a priest by Archbishop José Gomez yesterday, May 31, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The entire event, more than two hours, is on video and can be viewed on your … Continue reading

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