• Helping veterans readjust to civilian life

    Veterans struggling to readjust to civilian life are getting a boost from the Veterans Project, a three-year-old initiative that has helped hundreds of military men and women get their lives back on track with the assistance of pro bono attorneys and private funding.

  • Living with 5p minus syndrome

    Katie Castillo was born with a rare genetic disorder called Cri du Chat syndrome. Cri du Chat syndrome, (aka 5p Minus Syndrome and Cat’s Cry syndrome) is caused by a small deletion on the “p” arm on one of the fifth chromosomes. The syndrome, a spectrum disorder, finds individuals ranging from severe to mild developmental delays.

  • Raising missionary awareness, one magic trick at a time

    Holy Cross Father Jim Blantz can’t pull a rabbit out of a hat, but he does use magic and a sense of humor to promote vocation awareness and raise funds for Roman Catholic missions in Uganda and Bangladesh.

     

     

  • LMU business grads ready to serve

    Students of Loyola Marymount University’s parish business administration program marked the completion of their classes by attending a May 17 Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

  • LA’s escalating homelessness

    During the last two years, homelessness in the city and county of Los Angeles spiked 12 percent, according to the biennial Los Angeles Homeless Count, taken in January and released on May 11. The increase in the number of homeless men, women and children was even greater — 16 percent — in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, which covers Los Angeles County but excludes Pasadena, Glendale and Long Beach.

  • Nearly 3,000 Catholic school students attend L.A. Youth Rosary Rally

    MISSION HILLS — An energetic group of nearly 3,000 students representing more than 30 Catholic schools from the archdiocese sang, prayed, clapped and worshiped together May 6 on Bishop Alemany High School’s outdoor sports field.

     

     

  • A Catholic response to the California drought

    The “greening” of the Church under the guidance of its recent popes “is driven by moral necessity and grounded in love,” Franciscan Friar Keith Warner, assistant director of education at the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University said. He also sees it as being grounded in fidelity and gratitude of what God has done through creation.

  • Father Peter’s Odyssey — from Sligo to Watts

    The Capuchin friar, a short, gregarious man with unruly strands of thinning white hair and a reddish complexion, was watching the 14 delinquents at Camp Fred Miller walk single-file towards the aging gym. Leading the makeshift procession was an adolescent, maybe 14, with the face of an altar boy in Bing Crosby’s “Going My Way.”  He was holding up a wooden cross almost as tall as he was.

  • My daughter the nun: How parents can influence vocations

    Discerning a religious vocation is a huge decision that affects everyone in the family, and most especially parents.

  • Volunteers needed 2015 Special Olympics World Games

    Volunteers are needed to cheer on athletes at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The annual event will take place from July 25 to Aug. 2.

     

     

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Where a martyr’s blood flowed

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony

The sanctuary in La Divina Providencia Hospital Chapel in San Salvador reminded me at once of being present at the site of Jesus’ crucifixion in Jerusalem. There is something very sacred about being present where innocent blood has been shed.

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