• Social responsibility in the marketplace

    A woman attending a recent “Respect Life” event found herself wondering about the T-shirts that were for sale. She wondered who produced them, and if they paid a fair wage with decent working conditions.

  • U.S. civil rights milestone marked at Delano’s historic Forty Acres

    DELANO — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke at the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike Oct. 3, returning to the historic site where his father greeted Cesar Chavez during Chavez’s fast for nonviolence, Delano’s  “Forty Acres” complex, now a national historic landmark.

  • Family Promise: Serving homeless families

    On Oct. 3 at a Family Promise fundraiser, almost 300 people gathered to support homeless families in the South Bay. In the last two years, the area has seen a 39 percent increase in homelessness due to underemployment, lost jobs and rent increases.

  • Vigil supports pope’s message of the dignity of inmates

    An interfaith Prayer Vigil for Dignity and Justice was held outside the Men’s Central Jail in Downtown Los Angeles the evening of Sept. 29, with several hundred men, women and children in attendance — representing diverse races, cultures and religious traditions — to stand together in solidarity with Pope Francis’ message against mass incarceration and racial injustice.



  • Gov. Brown signs End of Life Option Act

    On Oct. 5, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the End of Life Option Act, allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their lives via physican-assisted suicide. The bill will go into effect next year, concluding a 23-year battle to legalize a “right-to-die” law in California. 

  • Archdiocese, Red Cross announce landmark partnership

    Parishes should be places where people know they can go during times of emergency, Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell said during an Oct. 5 press conference announcing a partnership between the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Red Cross.

  • Despite objections, Calif. governor signs assisted-suicide bill

    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.

  • Junípero Serra High School celebrates canonization of namesake with week of festivities

    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.

  • Saint Junipero Serra's canonization an 'exciting time to be a Catholic'

    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.

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The family is God’s dream for his creation

Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am writing to you this week from Rome, where we have just begun the second day of the Synod of Bishops on the family, which will run Oct. 4–25. 



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October 10, 2015

  • Saturday, October 10

    Boutique, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bruno, 15740 Citrustree Rd., Whittier.  For more information, call Evelyn, (562) 760-2824.

    Our Lady of Fatima Celebration/Rosary Rally, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Irwindale, 16025 E Cypress, Irwindale. Rosary will start at Irwindale Park at 12 p.m. (after Mass).

    Forget-Me-Not Luncheon, 11 a.m., Wilshire Country Club, 301 N Rossmore Ave., Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children Auxiliary is hosting a benefit luncheon to celebrate the Center’s 30th anniversary. Lunch will be followed by a reception and silent auction with mistress of ceremonies Margaret “Peggy” Bartenetti. $125. For reservations, call Eleana Williams, (323) 227-9738.

    “Faith & Hope: Beyond Prison Walls” Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Homeboy Industries, 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles. 

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