• Recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse

    More than 30 people recently attended a “beautifully prayer-filled evening” at Incarnation Church in Glendale, which hosted the archdiocesan Rosary for Healing and Protection for abuse survivors and their loved ones on April 14 as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is observed across the country every April.



  • Pope Francis to honor Blessed Junípero Serra

    Pope Francis will join with American Cardinals to honor Blessed Junípero Serra with a morning of prayer and reflection at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on May 2. The event is meant to encourage devotion to the future saint and founder of the California missions, the National Catholic Register reports.

  • Vietnam vet — from homeless addict to clean renter

    “Out of the blue, I decided I was tired of all this stuff and it’s time for me to do something,” he says. “So I went to the Cardinal Manning Center in December 2013. They asked me if I could save money [which was a requirement]. I said, ‘Yes.’ So I went into the program. And I’ve been clean from drugs now from that point.”

  • Chávez continues to inspire battle for worker rights

    On April 19, the memory of a California farmworker drew thousands to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to celebrate his fight for justice against oppressive farm contractors and the politicians who legislated in their favor.



  • ‘I still remember those sketches of a man dying in a gas chamber’

    International anti-death penalty advocate and author Mario Marazziti recently traveled to the Los Angeles area from his native Italy to discuss his new book, “13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty,” at a series of local events hosted by Catholics Against the Death Penalty Southern California and other organizations.

  • Terminal diagnosis: How one family is dealing with the end of life

    Stephanie Packer has her husband’s name — “Brian” — tattooed on her wedding finger. She had that done because, due to her multiple ailments, her fingers swell.

    “We would have had to have the ring cut off by now, and I didn’t want that,” she says. It was her first tattoo.

  • Loyola High School celebrates 150th anniversary with day of service

    More than 1,000 students, parents and alumni from Loyola and other area Catholic high schools volunteered across the city at 150 different service sites during an historic “Day of Service.”



  • Dad’s deathbed still inspires Karyme Lozano

    Eight years ago, Karyme Lozano came to Los Angeles, like so many, “looking for the Hollywood dream.” In Mexico she was a veteran of popular telenovelas and movies. She was also a single mother who wasn’t practicing the Catholic faith she grew up with. She didn’t even believe in marriage.

  • 'May it never be repeated in the world again'

    “We are all descendants of the Armenian Genocide. My grandparents were survivors,” Gharibyan recently told The Tidings. “It’s so heartbreaking to imagine what happened to all the Armenians that were massacred."

  • LMU Names Timothy Law Snyder as President

    The Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., as the 16th president of the university after a nationwide search, effective June 1.

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Easter and beyond

Anne Hansen

We move quickly from our major religious holidays each year. It’s not intentional. Life hurries along and as soon as the sun sets on one holiday the next is being touted by merchants looking to sell us whatever the next big day brings. To remain in the spirit of the religious holiday — in this case Easter — takes deliberate intention.

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April 25, 2015

  • Saturday, April 25

    Super Groovy 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m., Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys. Sponsored by St. Euphrasia School, this year’s “Super Groovy” theme celebrates the school’s 50th anniversary of its founding in 1964 and serves as a tribute to that nostalgic era of peace and love — the 60’s. At the finish line, all runners and walkers will be puffed with clouds of psychodelic color. Registration $25-$40. For more information, contact Susie Sempelsz, (818) 488-1598. info@knights5k.org.

    5th Annual Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Junipero Serra High School, 14830 S Van Ness Ave., Gardena. Featuring classics, hot rods, and muscle cars as well as food, music, vendors and raffles. (310) 324-6675. la-serrahs.org.

    Challenge Weekend for Men, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Povorello Retreat House, 1519 Woodworth St., San Fernando. Presented by St. John Eudes and Our Lady of Grace Men’s Fellowships. Men will not board overnight; lunch is provided both days. $90 or donation. Register at knowingweekend.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Fred Perez, (818) 749-5126.

    First Annual Sacred Heart High School Gala, 5 p.m., Los Angeles City College New Student Activities Center, 855 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event, themed “United to Empower,” will benefit the Comet Scholarship Fund.

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