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Religion

Preservationists seek to acquire beloved Hollywood convent

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Fearing the Monastery of the Angels could be sold for private use or redevelopment, Los Angeles preservationists and advocates are forming a nonprofit as they seek to acquire and take responsibility for the beloved Hollywood home to cloistered Dominican nuns. Over the ...

Footsteps to Follow: God’s choice, not mine

I think that at time I pray as if I am offering God a multiple choice. “God, here is my prayer. Here are my best A, B, and C answers, and for the fun of it, I will give you an option D (other).” My A, B, and C answers reflect my limited, human understanding. Almost every time, God answers ...

Pope to visit Canada to apologize for Indigenous abuses

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who has been using a wheelchair because of a bad knee, is going ahead with plans to visit Canada this summer so he can apologize in person for abuse suffered by Indigenous people at the hands of the Catholic church. The Vatican on Friday announced that Francis ...

Footsteps to Follow: Trust God’s promise in dry times

One of my favorite worship songs is “Rattle” by Elevation Worship. I love the lyric, “This is the sound of dry bones rattling,” which references the passage from Ezekiel 37:1-14. Some commentators say, “This text is not filled with hope and comfort.” Not filled with hope and ...

Footsteps to Follow: Just over the next hill

When I was a kid, I remember going on trips with my grandparents to shop at what seemed like a distant mall. (I think it was about an hour away). If you have ever been on one of these trips with kids, you know what question I began to ask: “Are we there yet?” My grandfather never answered ...