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 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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
“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."
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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