After months of debate and strong opposition, California governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill enabling doctors to prescribe drugs that will end the lives of terminally ill patients.
Students at Junípero Serra High School in Gardena took part in a weeklong series of presentations, tours and classroom discussions to commemorate and learn more about the life of the newly declared saint, Junípero Serra.
Last week's Mass for the Canonization of Saint Junipero Serra, said by Pope Francis, proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who participated in it, and a reflection of the excitement for the Pope's mission.
Local Catholic students witness canonization of Father Junípero Serra via live stream at the cathedral
For Kyle Revilla, an eighth-grader at St. Didacus School in Sylmar, Sept. 23 brought an afternoon of notable firsts: his first opportunity to watch Mass presided over by a sitting pope and the rare chance to witness the actual canonization of a saint.
For Antonieta Zuniga, a long-time parishioner at Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, her life thus far has dealt her many unexpected blows and heartbreaking twists — in short, she said, “I never thought this would be my life.”
When Sister Mary Sean Hodges parks her metallic blue Prius in front of the aging three-story Victorian-like mansion a little before 8 o’clock, six men are already inside the front room working. The former “lifers” and long-serving prisoners are part of the Partnership for Re-Entry Program (PREP), which the Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose started in May 2002.
The men, women and children sitting in the pews at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles on the morning of Sept. 19 enjoyed a spiritual and stimulating “visual feast.”
Franciscan Friar Junípero Serra, joined by a Native American companion, walked from San Diego to Mexico City for an unannounced visit with Viceroy Antonio Maria Bucareli y Ursúa in 1773.
On Sept. 11, the California legislature passed a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide during a special session that Gov. Jerry Brown called to address Medi-Cal.
The sacred liturgy — during which Bishop David G. O’Connell and Bishop Joseph V. Brennan from L.A., and Bishop Robert E. Barron from Chicago were ordained as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — lasted about three hours. The Tidings covered the Sept. 8 ecclesiastical happening with a special 44-page issue, putting together stories and photos on deadline day. What follows are some more relaxed observations from an on-the-scene scribe.
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