• Meet Father Chris Bazyouros

    This summer, Father Chris Bazyouros will succeed Sister Edith Prendergast, RSC, as director of the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

    Father Bazyouros, who currently serves in Adult Education in the Religious Education department, was ordained in 2003. He recently sat down with The Tidings’ J.D. Long-García to share more about his background and his vision for religious education in the local Church.

  • LA Youth Day draws huge crowd, energizes teens about the Faith

    More than 15,000 young Catholic teenagers packed into the Anaheim Convention Center for the 44th annual LA Youth Day, which kicked off this weekend’s Religious Education Congress, March 12-15. 

  • A faith-filled journey

    After she steps down as Director of the Office of Religious Education (ORE) for the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Religious Sister of Charity Edith Prendergast wants to take a sabbatical and visit places that have deep meaning for her: London (where she got her education certificate and was exposed to great art and museums), Boston College (where she received her Master’s Degree in Theology and met famed theologian Karl Rahner) and, of course, her Irish homeland.


  • Pray without ceasing: Lenten disciplines bring faithful closer to Christ

    Lent is a season of sacrifice. Generally, we think of Lenten sacrifice in terms of “giving up” something that we enjoy. Truly meaningful Lenten sacrifices negate the negatives in our lives through repentance: positive actions taken to battle the things distracting us from spiritual growth.

  • Annual student art exhibit at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    A great-maned lion. A train speeding down a track. People being whirled around a carnival swing ride. And an oversized clock overlooking these seemingly random scenes.

    This describes “Stopping Time,” a one-of-a-kind acrylic painting created by Ellie Nolan, a junior at Marymount High School in Los Angeles, who explained how, for her, these images coalesce into a representation of spirituality.



  • ‘I’m not stopping’

    On a Thursday morning last month, a little before 9 o’clock, Sister Alice Marie Quinn came into the kitchen of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. She was using a three-wheel walker with hand-grip breaks and a dark red metal frame. The 80-year-old Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul had a blue apron wrapped around her white habit and a no-nonsense expression.

  • ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at the MET

    A loudly lyrical Lenten meditation is taking place at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. The DOMA production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” is an exuberant musical, a near-perfect gem of theatrical virtuosity.



  • Renowned author and speaker Matthew Kelly to present two workshops at R.E. Congress

    As a young teenager, when many youth are likely to enter a rebellious stage, internationally-acclaimed Catholic author and speaker Matthew Kelly started examining his spirituality with renewed interest and vigor and “really began to embrace Catholicism,” thanks to the guidance and support of a special mentor.



  • Brother recognized for ‘outstanding work’

    On Feb. 15, Archbishop José H. Gomez honored Brother Adam Benedict Becerra of the Friars of the Sick Poor as Brother of the Year at the Annual Brothers Mass and Banquet. Sponsored by the archbishop and the Council of Religious Brothers, the banquet has united brothers from across the archdiocese for more than 25 years.

  • Good Shepherd Shelter

    The Sisters of the Good Shepherd were originally founded in 1641 in France to help prostituted women and are now serving in 72 countries.



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Loneliness and prayer

Anna Maria Scaperlanda Biddick

When I was a single adult, as for most single people, loneliness was a presence in my life.  The loneliness didn’t come on Valentine’s Day, when I showed up alone to a wedding, or when I saw an engagement on Facebook.

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  • Friday, March 27

    Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8:30 p.m., St. Clare’s, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. $9-10 for 2- or 3-piece dinner, dine in or take out. (661) 252-3353. http://www.st-clare.org/.

    Fish Dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 5605 Cloverly Ave., Temple City. Hosted by Knights of Columbus Council #9128. $2-11 with requested donation of one can of food.

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