• 2016 History Essay Contest open to Catholic students

    The Catholic Textbook Project has announced their annual History Essay Contest for Catholic students. The writing contest is open to students in grades 5 though 12 attending Catholic schools or home-schooling programs. The submission deadline for the contest, which has six separate divisions, is March 23.

     

  • Changing the ending: Striving for Catholic school growth in the 21st century

    Happy Catholic Schools Week! This is the week that Catholic schools across the United States celebrate the history and ongoing value that these institutions provide to students and families.

  • Teaching is about ‘living your faith daily,’ says Catholic school educator

    “I am a teacher … I am not in it for the income; I am in it for the outcome.”

    “I am a teacher … It’s who I am; it’s my passion, my calling, my world.”

  • Local religious mark jubilee anniversaries, close Year of Consecrated Life

    Religious sisters, brothers and priests from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and their friends and families filled the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to celebrate the jubilee anniversaries of consecrated religious and their communities during a two-hour Sunday Mass Jan. 31.

  • Expectation, faith and protection at San Miguel

    Maryann Reynoso, principal of San Miguel School on 108th street in Los Angeles, introduces four of her students, sitting around a table, to a visitor. Jacob Lopez, Emily Hernandez and her good friend Zittlali Arellano are fourth-graders. Aidan Bentivengo is in fifth.

  • Nativity Elementary serving South Central for more than 90 years

    Thanks to the generous charitable contributions provided via Together in Mission, more than 60 Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles receive much-needed monetary support to ensure sufficient funding for fundamental items... One of those schools is Nativity Elementary.

  • Archbishop Gomez: social justice needs a pro-life foundation

    Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said at a Hispanic pro-life gathering last week.

  • ‘A vision for society as God wants it to be’: An estimated 20,000 march for human dignity in Downtown LA

    Carrying banners and signs to celebrate the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, thousands of Catholics and Christians of different denominations joined together as they walked through the streets of downtown Los Angeles Jan. 23 in support of OneLife LA.

  • Mercy on L.A.’s Skid Row

    “Enjoy,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez, placing the plate of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad in front of the middle-aged man with the shaved head. He repeated the motion with the other hand to a nearby gentleman wearing a flannel shirt. Then he headed back to the counter of the Cardinal Manning Center for two more paper plates.

  • Door of Mercy opened at Sylmar Juvenile Hall

    “I  was pleased to receive your recent letter and to learn that Archbishop Gomez will be opening a Holy Door of Mercy at the Barry Nidorf [Sylmar] Juvenile Hall. It brings me great joy to know that you and the other residents are united with the whole Church in celebrating this Jubilee of Mercy.”

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Voices

The most important kind of leadership

Kathryn Jean Lopez

We were very far away from Iowa and New Hampshire and Super Tuesday. A few nights into the New Year, 3,000 Catholic college students were gathered for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ Student Leadership Summit. Their surprise speaker — who might look out of place if he had been on the official agenda — was former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.

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February 11, 2016

  • Thursday, February 11

    Bosco Tech Winter Open House & Freshman Preview Night, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the school’s extensive engineering and applied science labs and participate in its signature “Explore & Create” workshops. Seating for each 30-minute session is limited and reservations are encouraged. Many extracurricular clubs and nine CIF athletic teams will provide information, with entertainment by the Royal Techmen marching band.  For more information or to reserve a spot, go to boscotechopenhouse.eventbrite.com, email admissions@boscotech.edu or call (626) 940-2009.

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