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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.
As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges have faced them before, and they have persevered, one Church historian says.
Beginning in the spring of 2016, Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University will begin offering an intensive one-semester diploma program on the safeguarding of minors and the prevention of sex abuse by clergy.
In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba this fall, the bishops of the island nation are asking the faithful to perform acts of mercy during the first Fridays of July, August and September.
Since 1878, Spanish-born Bishop Francisco Mora y Borrell served the spiritual needs of California’s Catholic faithful, traversing the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles, an area comprising the entire southern half of the state. As his health declined, Bishop Mora asked Pope Leo XIII for help.