78 seniors from 51 Catholic high schools throughout the archdiocese honored March 18 for their exemplary community service during the annual Christian Service Awards Mass. Held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the event also honored seven exceptional Catholic high school teachers.
Archbishop José H. Gomez, Salvadoran priests, diplomatic leaders and special guests were joined by over 3,000 people of all ages at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for a special Mass on March 22 to celebrate the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the beloved Salvadoran archbishop who was killed 35 years ago.
Los Angeles Catholics gave thanks for Archbishop Oscar Romero’s upcoming beatification and prayed that his “shining example” of sacrificial love and solidarity with the poor and oppressed will continue to be fruitful.
“They aren’t looking for the American dream, they’re fleeing the Central American nightmare,” Richard Alan Jones, an expert in Latin American migration with Catholic Relief Services, said during a program at this year's Religious Education Congress.
Each morning we awake to an astounding world of color, shape and texture that is pure gift.
We are called today to greet the lantern within; to affirm the light that we carry, and open our eyes to God’s dreams unfolding through the incredible power of the spirit as Jesus walks among us.
An estimated 40,000 united for this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress March 12-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
After a seven–month investigation by a federal grand jury, Exide Technologies agreed on March 11 to not only shut down its 15-acre battery recycling plant in Vernon, but to demolish it and clean up the site.
Gunshots shattered the solemnity of a March 24, 1980 Mass in a small chapel outside of San Salvador. Moments later, a man many considered a prophet and the voice for the voiceless, lay dead in a pool of his own blood.
During his presentation on “Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul,” Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, challenged participants “to cure [their] blindness.”
“What is racism like today? Has it changed or is it the same?" asked Father Bryan Massingale of Marquette University, author of “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church.”
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