Faith & Life

WITNESSING THE WORD

When Carol Meckler began leading Bible study at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in 1978, she was 39 and married with…

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FIRST-DAY JITTERS

Whether or not children have attended preschool or kindergarten readiness programs, the first day of “real” school can be emotional…

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DECLARING INDEPENDENCE

When I was growing up, Independence Day in our neighborhood meant pool parties, barbecues and fireworks at the end of…

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CELEBRATING SISTERS

Ever since the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose founded St. Catherine’s Academy in Anaheim in 1889, religious sisters and…

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LESSONS IN SUCCESS

When I was in school my dad informed me that my only ‘job’ was to study, do well and get…

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HOLY WEEK BLESSINGS

While Easter — with its egg hunts and candy- filled baskets – is a logical representation of Christ’s Resurrection, the…

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ROLE PLAYING

When it comes to female role models, our first, most important, and lasting, is our mother. In considering this week’s…

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PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Family history, often embodied in heirlooms and keepsakes from our forbearers, can be a casualty of our fascination with decluttering…

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CELEBRATING THE DEAD

My fitness journey  includes daily walks through the Santa Ana and Fairhaven Memorial cemeteries because they provide safe, flat surfaces,…