“My child is about to born and I don’t have a place to go; after jumping up the wall my wife was left alone,” sang the people on the Mexico side.
“Do not keep pleading, come to our community where we will all work together for justice and dignity,” responded the choir on the U.S. side.
Friends, teachers and fellow parishioners at St. James Catholic Church and School in Redondo Beach knew 6-year-old Samuel Gaza as a “lively, funny and friendly” kindergartener who “had fun with everybody” and liked football.
“Just suddenly this light went off in my head, and I said to myself: ‘Oh, so that’s what Jesus would be doing if he were alive today. He would be feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless — and burning draft cards.'”
Priests and women religious of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles welcomed the recent announcement made by President Barack Obama of the abandonment of a half-century of embargo and reestablishment of diplomatic and economic relations with the government of Cuba.
This year, Christmas arrived early.
On Jan. 17, Los Angeles will witness its first large-scale celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life — from conception to natural death.
Watts is located on the 1843 Rancho La Tajauta land grant. Charles Watts bought a 220-acre parcel in 1886 to grow alfalfa and raise livestock. With the arrival of Mexican and Mexican American railroad workers and steady growth, the area was incorporated as a separate city. But in 1926, residents voted to be annexed to their big northern neighbor, Los Angeles.
Grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, NY, have stirred up racial tensions across the nation. Los Angeles is no exception. In light of these developments, The Tidings brings you this special report on Operation Progress, an initiative to change the lives of children and adolescents in Watts.
The faithful packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Simbang Gabi — Filipino for “Night Mass” — is an annual tradition held nine days before Christmas to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
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