• Thousands rally for worker rights on May Day

    Thousands of men, women and children representing diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, races and faiths gathered on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on May 1 for International Workers’ Day, peacefully demanding “full rights for all,” including increasing minimum wage to $15 an hour, implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration and an end to police brutality nationwide.

     

     

  • ‘Join Hands for Nepal’

    A gregarious group of third graders shared a special moment at Immaculate Conception School in Los Angeles the morning of May 4, as they held hands and recited a prayer to express their support for people in need half a world away during an archdiocesan press conference to officially launch the “Join Hands for Nepal” campaign.

     

     

  • Aging with Grace

    Every day 10,000 baby boomers retire. And by 2050, this is projected to add up to 83.7 million Americans being 65 or older.

  • California's soon-to-be saint hailed as a man ahead of his time

    Experts in California history, archeology and the life of Bl. Junipero Serra have praised him as a passionate missionary with a vision that extended far beyond his own generation.

  • San Fran archdiocese praises Catholic school teachers, rejects 'inflammatory' reports

    The Archdiocese of San Francisco has stressed its “greatest admiration and respect” for those working in Catholic education, pledging to take into account teachers’ concerns while lamenting that some reports about its proposals for Catholic schools have been “incorrect” and “inflammatory.”

  • Sister schools share the love

    On April 24, Immaculate Conception School in Los Angeles and Holy Name of Mary School in San Dimas came together to pray and play.

  • A new convent for Verbum Dei sisters in Long Beach

    A group of 20 friends and parishioners gathered on the grounds of St. Anthony Church in Long Beach during the early evening hours of April 23 to share a meaningful and long-awaited moment: the blessing ceremony for a new convent for the local community of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity religious sisters, who have faithfully — and tirelessly — served the parish for the last decade.

  • Dying well — with courage and growth

    When asked how long he’s been doing palliative and hospice care, an easy smile comes across Dr. Ira Byock’s face. “When I started,” quips the 64-year-old Jersey boy, “the Dead Sea was merely ill.”

  • Recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse

    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 to honor Blessed Junípero Serra

    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.

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Voices

Where a martyr’s blood flowed

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony

The sanctuary in La Divina Providencia Hospital Chapel in San Salvador reminded me at once of being present at the site of Jesus’ crucifixion in Jerusalem. There is something very sacred about being present where innocent blood has been shed.

Opportunities with Sisters of St. Joseph

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