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Sister Angela ‘Half’ Retiring

On March 31 — after the Christian Service Awards Mass in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels she had organized for years — Sister Angela Hallahan was honored herself. Archbishop José H. Gomez presented her with a plaque that read: “In appreciation for 59 years of outstanding dedication to...

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Msgr. Pilato Celebrates 25th Year As Priest, Prepares For Sabbatical

Msgr. Sabato “Sal” Pilato celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination this year. He is also stepping down from the job that he has held for the past nine years, superintendent of Catholic high schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. As he prepares for a yearlong sabbatical, Msgr....

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Broadway Star Jennifer Naimo Morales To Speak At Next Magnificat Prayer Meal

Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will host its next breakfast on Aug. 12 at 10 a.m.  Special guest Jennifer Naimo Morales, a Broadway star of multiple Tony award-winning musicals, will share her story of how she made it on Broadway as a writer,...

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Class Of 2017: Reflecting On Successes Of Catholic Education, Looking Ahead To Future Growth

Kevin Baxter prepared to attend the graduation ceremony at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy in Downey on May 26 full of hope and excitement. This graduating class was the first co-ed class in the history of a school formed from the merger of the all-boys’ school St. Pius X with the all-girls’ St....

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In Memory Of Sister Alice Marie

Sister Alice Maire Quinn, a Daughter of Charity, founded St. Vincent Meal on Wheels in 1977 and continued bringing love to those in need into her 80s. She died June 213 at 82.  The following is feature we published in the Tidings on March 6, 2015 about Sister Alice Marie. We’re republishing it...

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Enjoy Free And Low-Cost Summer Fun In The Los Angeles Area

Free admission: Observatory and Griffith Park (2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles): Located within Griffith Park, the observatory has an astronomy museum, a telescope and activities for the entire family. It is surrounded by the park’s many walking trails (with panoramic views of the city),...

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Homeless Advocate Is ‘Hopeful’

In March, voters in Los Angeles County approved Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax increase to fight homelessness. During the next three years, about $355 million annually will go to provide short-term rental subsidies and services, open more shelters and expand interim housing for the...

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Beyond Numbers: Homelessness In Los Angeles

When things got really bad growing up in Inglewood, Rasheed Ali Claiborne’s single mom always told him and his four siblings to pray. Hard. Real hard! “My mother, you know, she raised us to pray,” he remembered. “She just raised us to pray and believe in God. When everything fails you just...

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Archdiocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator Appointed To Advise U.S. Bishops

A therapist responsible for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been appointed to serve at a national level for the U.S. bishops’ committee on the Protection of Children and Young People. Suzanne Healy has served as the victim assistance coordinator...

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Meet The New Permanent Deacons And Their Wives

Archbishop José H. Gomez ordained 19 new deacons June 10 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Maselino and Makalita (Lita) Alefosio The Alefosios have three children and their home parish is St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance. Their ministries include Eucharistic ministry, St....

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Catholic HS Stars Selected 1-2 In MLB Draft

For the first time in the 52-year history of the Major League Baseball Draft, two players from Los Angeles area Catholic high schools were chosen one-two, though the order proved a mild surprise. Royce Lewis, a hard-hitting shortstop from J. Serra High School in San Juan Capistrano, was the...

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Archbishop Gomez Blesses Inaugural Graduating Class From Immigrant Integration Program

Archbishop José H. Gomez delivered keynote address and blessed the first group of 111 adult men and women who successfully completed the “Maestro En Casa” program fostering immigrant integration into American society. The graduation ceremony was celebrated on June 10 at Immaculate Conception...

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Pregnancy Help Center Celebrates Decades Of Making A Difference

The Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance recently celebrated its 30th annual Walk for Life South Bay, to raise funds for its various programs and services — all intended to literally help save lives. The official icon of the Pregnancy Help Center is a starfish, a reminder to staff and volunteers...

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Catholic Community Foundation Pledges To Redouble Efforts, Receives Blessing From Archbishop Gomez

On May 30, Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed the ongoing efforts of the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles (CCF-LA), which has provided food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless and quality Catholic education to children from low-income families for the last two years.  The...

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New Priests For Archdiocese Of Los Angeles

Homily delivered during the June 3 Priestly Ordination Mass My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today is, as I said, a day of great joy for all of us in the family of God here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles! Today, we witness the action of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church in...