On Good Friday, March 25, following the 3 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the 10th annual Via Crucis — Way of the Cross — will commence in the Cathedral Plaza. Sponsored by the Communion and Liberation lay movement, the Via Crucis has been associated with the cathedral for seven years.
In her black leather jacket, rag-knit sweater, tight pants, three-inch heels and oversized tinted glasses, Lorena Barrios, 54, looks like a lady of means from the Westside. And that’s where we met, in a trendy coffee-and-tea place on Wilshire.
But the backstory of the Filipino woman, who lives in Hawthorne, puts a quick lie to that thought.
Sister Desiré Findlay teaches dance, religion and Spanish at all-girls’ Pomona Catholic High School here in the archdiocese. Six months ago, she was interviewed for a book on the history of racial discrimination within U.S. women religious congregations.
During the annual Mass and Dinner for Religious Brothers of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, participating brothers always take some time to single out a fellow brother who serves others selflessly each and every day — and this year’s March 6 gathering was no exception.
When a juvenile inmate in a California prison wrote to Pope Francis, he did not expect a response.
ANAHEIM — At the closing Mass, before thousands who crowded the Anaheim Convention Center Arena Feb. 28, Archbishop José H. Gomez challenged Religious Education Congress attendees to be God’s mercy to everyone they meet.
ANAHEIM — Pope Francis has called for an end to the death penalty on several occasions, Father Chris Ponnet pointed out during a Feb. 27 panel discussion at the Religious Education Congress.
The Super Bowl wasn’t yet called the Super Bowl when it was first played on Sunday, January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was, rather, the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game” between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.
“They killed a man with fire one night. They strapped him in a wooden chair and pumped electricity through his body until he was dead. His killing was a legal act because he had killed. No religious leaders protested his killing that night. But I was there. I saw it with my own eyes. What I saw set my soul on fire, a fire that burns me still. And now here is an account of how I came to be and still am.”
Immigration Summit launches parish-based initiative to help permanent residents obtain U.S. citizenship
When Teresa Alvarado was growing up as one of 13 siblings in a small town called Jalostotitlan in Jalisco, Mexico, tragedy struck suddenly and upended their lives forever. Her father’s lifetime of work literally went up in smoke when the family’s small shoe shop — and their only source of income — was completely destroyed in a fire.
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