“Good morning,” says Kristen Bell, smiling and shaking the hand of a Latina with her hair pulled back into two twisted braids. The girl, wearing dark pants and a baggy gray sweatshirt with fading stenciled letters on the back, has just walked out of Mass celebrated by chaplain Father Mike Kennedy, a Jesuit, at the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar.
A place to call home: Holy Name of Jesus School partners with local homeless shelter to offer free tuition for needy students
For many of its students, the K-8 Holy Name of Jesus School in downtown Los Angeles is a welcoming environment that feels like a home away from home. For a small group of students, Holy Name is the only physical building they can actually call home.
“I know you haven’t finished first grade yet. Miss Murphy told me you’ve still got May and part of June to go. But first grade is a really important year, and you learned a lot, right?”
In 1986, Father Luis Valbuena, OMI, pastor of Holy Family Church in Wilmington, had an idea. He just needed the right person for the job. He approached Fernando Herrera, president of the Holy Name Society, with his plan.
Known as “Father John” to family and friends, Msgr. John Anthony Fosselman was a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 74 years. He devoted his life to God, and served as an example of how to live a life filled with piety, humility and charity before he died April 24. He was 99.
This month the Lucille Rader Education Foundation announced the three winners of the 2016 scholarship competition, awarded to student athletes who have demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding character.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick ruled April 13 that the contested sale of the former convent of the Immaculate Heart of Mary religious sisters to urban developer Dana Hollister is invalid. Bowick entered an order May 2 affirming the sisters as the rightful owner of the Waverly Drive property and ordering Hollister to immediately vacate the premises.
The main concern of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is and has always been the care and well-being of all the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters.
Nearly 200 students at Our Lady of Loretto Elementary in Los Angeles gathered on the school playground the morning of April 21 to share prayer, song and solidarity during the official launch of “Aid for Ecuador,” a joint fundraising campaign by the Mission Office and Missionary Childhood Association.
It began in 1971 as a telephone helpline for pregnant women. Word spread and many callers began seeking face-to-face contact for help. With enough support from women willing to help counsel, eventually they decided to take the next step.
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