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A Melkite Greek Catholic church will be elevated to the title of cathedral in Los Angeles, making it a co-cathedral with the Eparchial Cathedral of the Annunciation in Boston. The Eparchial Bishop of Newton, Nicholas J. Samra, will celebrate the solemn inauguration of the soon-to-be-cathedral, St. Anne Melkite Greek Catholic Church, on Aug. 1 at 4 p.m.
Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, a three-day conference on the importance of angels as messengers of divine mercy, will take place at Sacred Heart Chapel in Covina every evening at 6 p.m., Aug. 10-12.
Catholics suffering from failed relationships or the loss of a spouse are invited to join in a daylong workshop on July 18 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. The Separated, Divorced and Widowed Ministry will host the event.
Parents joined in protest against the unhealthy food marketing campaigns targeting children at the “Through Our Own Eyes” photo exhibit. Members of St. Francis Medical Center’s Choose Health L.A. Kids hosted the event June 16.
An assisted suicide bill in California has been temporarily pulled from a key committee in the state legislature, but its opponents say more work is necessary to sway legislators against it.
Internet content and and video production will assume a greater role in Vatican communications in the years to come, suggests the establishment and – particularly – the leadership of the newly established Secretariat for Communications.
The life of Father Salvatore Mellone, who died on Monday, was moving to thousands of people. He was to have at least two more years of seminary when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but by special permission and the blessing of Pope Francis, he was ordained nevertheless.
More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were scarce for a man struggling with homosexuality and trying to remain faithful to the Church’s teaching.