New York, New York

I grew up in San Diego listening to my Connecticut born-and-bred mother praising the wonders of New York City. Her parents took her and her siblings there often to visit an aunt who lived and prospered there. For some reason the Museum of Natural History was the place she most often described for us kids.After three years in the convent in Boston, we novices went by car to New York in November, 1970, to have an experience of our apostolate of evangelization with the media and to see what … [Read more...]

National Film Retreat 2011 – At Sea! Oct 7 – 10, 2011

The Catholic Media Group of Southern California, with the Partnership for Spirituality & Film invite you to theTheme: Peace MakingFilm Slate: TBDDate: Friday, October 7 – Monday, October  10, 2011Long Beach, CA – Ensenada, Mexico – Long Beach, CAColumbus Day weekend Prices:Oceanview Double Cabins: $461.63 total ppDeposit 100.00 PP due  March  18, 2011Includes $50.00 onboard ship creditIncludes donation to Daughters of St. Paul/National Film Retreat;To be matched by Carni … [Read more...]

Urban Mystic: The Video for the 19th anniversary of the LA riots

On this day in 1992, four Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted of the beating of Rodney King and Los Angeles erupted in rioting. The beating of King, which had been video tapped, the trial and acquittal were seminal events in the history of race relations in this country.Last year I interviewed the Rev. Scott D. Young about his annual pilgrimage to the site of the flash point of the civil unrest following the acquittal of the police officers in the Rodney King … [Read more...]

“Death of the Critic” Panel April 2, 2011, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena

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National Film Retreat 2011 – At Sea! Oct 7 – 10, 2011

 The Catholic Media Group of Southern California, with the Partnership for Spirituality & Film invite you to the  Theme: Peace MakingFilm Slate: TBDDate: Friday, October 7 – Monday, October  10, 2011Long Beach, CA – Ensenada, Mexico – Long Beach, CA Columbus Day weekend Prices:Oceanview Double Cabins: $461.63 total ppDeposit 100.00 PP due  March  18, 2011Includes $50.00 onboard ship creditIncludes donation to Daughter … [Read more...]

The Labyrinth: Freedom & Forgiveness Retreat October 30 in SoCAL

For more information about the film The Labyrinth and an interview with producer Jason Smith The Labyrinth Interview Ron Schmidt, SJ … [Read more...]

The Labyrinth documentary to show at Arclight during DocuWeek

If you like documentaries, and live in New York or Los Angeles (or nearby) be sure to check out The Labyrinth during DocuWeek, July 30-August 19, 2010.For more information on the films and screening dates, visit DocuWeek 2010The Labyrinth Director/Producer: Jason A. Schmidt Memory, art and hell collide as an Auschwitz survivor finally confronts the horrors of his past after 50 years of silence. Marian Kolodziej was on one of the first transports to enter Auschwitz. He survived five years … [Read more...]

Searching for Peace: National Film Retreat July 16-18, 2010

The 11th Annual National Film RetreatSEARCHING  FOR PEACEFri. Jul.16th-Sun.Jul.18th, 2010View and discuss four dramatic films to minehuman and spiritual insights on the theme of peace.Suitable for anyone who loves movies.FILM ROSTERDeparturesThe Lives of OthersMarvin's RoomKing of HeartsRetreat Directors:Frank Frost, Frank Frost ProductionsFr. Greg Freidman, OFM, St. Anthony MessengerSr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, Pauline Center for Media StudiesRegistration Fee: … [Read more...]

Urban Mystic at the Crossroads

The worst riots in urban U.S. history, or civil unrest as some prefer to call them, erupted on April 29, 1992, a reaction to the acquittal of four white Los Angeles policemen for using excessive force in apprehending a black motorist, Rodney King.Racism and brutality, the lack of opportunities, poverty, historical and current official negligence on the part of the city governance and police, and reverse racism, all these socially flammable realities contributed to the 1992 Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Religious Education Congress 2010

<a href="http://">It is with great enthusiasm that you are invited to share in the experience of the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2010.A NEW AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE CONGRESS FROM YOUR HOME OR OFFICE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!We know that not everyone can make it to this annual event of over 40,000 Catholics, so we are hoping to bring the event to you this year.   Simply, login to                    Religious Education Congress Live anytime between 8:30 am … [Read more...]


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