An assisted suicide bill in California has been temporarily pulled from a key committee in the state legislature, but its opponents say more work is necessary to sway legislators against it.
The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) is committed to providing tuition assistance to the most financially deserving students attending Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
A statue of Franciscan missionary and saint-to-be Father Junipero Serra has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1931, but its future may depend on an upcoming hearing in the California legislature and the success of a “Let's Save Serra” campaign.
Archbishop José H. Gomez joined other religious leaders in praying for the the tragic murder of Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney and the eight members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
“Re-claim lives. Re-purpose land. Re-imagine community.” That’s the motto of Alma Backyard Farms, an East L.A. non-profit that teaches recently released prisoners to grow, harvest and market local produce.
Kevin Baxter has been appointed the director and superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He will be responsible for the growth and development of Catholic education for students — from preschoolers to high school seniors.
He recently sat down with The Tidings’ J.D. Long-García to discuss his new role in Catholic education.
After being passed by California’s upper house, SB 128, the bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide, was suddenly pulled by its proponents from a required hearing by the Assembly Health Committee hearing on June 23.
Rev. Eugene F. Rivers is a top advisor to Bishop Charles E. Blake, the presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ, a 6-million member, predominantly African-American denomination in the Pentecostal-Holiness tradition. Last week Rivers, a Boston-based activist and Pentecostal minister, spoke with members of the California legislature on SB 128, a measure that would legalize physician assisted suicide. While in Sacramento, he expressed grave concerns that the Black community has about SB 128's implications. His main question to representatives: “How will the passage of this bill effect the poorest of the poor?” Rivers took time out during his visit to speak about the meaning of human suffering, SB 128 and how different cultures handle the end of life.
“Everybody up here is very much on pins and needles within our industry. There’s going to be more acreage cut back unless we get an El Niño and are able to replenish the aquifer. And it’s not going to happen overnight. You know, I mean two or three winters.”
ALHAMBRA — Consecrated women pledged to continue giving their witness of unity, joy and hope during the fourth national Encounter of Hispanic Religious Women (Encuentro Nacional de Religiosas Hispanas).
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