Vida Nueva and The Tidings, the Spanish- and English-language newspapers serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, won 11 awards from the Catholic Press Association June 3.
We have once again passed through graduation season, the de facto start of summer. Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles graduated approximately 6,000 students this spring: about 3,300 from 26 archdiocesan and parish high schools, and about 2,700 from the 25 private high schools.
Helen Fabela Chavez lived a lifetime of unexpected roles, handling each one with a natural grace that made each role look easy. She was the daughter of a Mexican Revolution Colonel who rode with Pancho Villa, and a strong spirit was in her DNA.
On behalf of Archbishop Gomez, I extend congratulations to you, the 2016 graduating class.
For the estimated 5,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, parish participation can be difficult.
Five years ago, 13 men embarked on a journey together to become deacons, meeting each other for the first time on a silent retreat. On June 11, that journey culminated in these men and their spouses being greeted by clamorous cheers emanating from the men, women and children who flocked to downtown Los Angeles’ Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels for this year’s Ordination to the Diaconate.
On June 12, many members of several Native American bands gathered at the San Fernando Regional Pastoral Center in Mission Hills to pray, sing and speak about the gift of mercy.
On June 10, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law allowing undocumented immigrants to buy health insurance through the state’s exchange, which facilitates the purchase of qualified health plans under the U.S. Affordable Care Act.
‘Jesus Christ is the one who brings us together’: Msgr. Kostelnik, founding pastor of the culturally diverse cathedral, leaves legacy of ‘no one is less than’
One of Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik’s favorite stories about the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels — which he’s pastored since even before its great bronze doors opened in 2002 — happened early on during its construction.
Students of Servite High School in Anaheim will be bringing clean drinking water to an impoverished region of Uganda after exceeding their fundraising goals for the nonprofit Wells for Life.
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