• Last of the old, first of the new’: Archdiocesan Golden Jubilarians for 2014

    “Supported only by the weapons of truth and charity, we intend to pursue the dialogue that has begun and to advance, as much as it will be in our power, the work that has been undertaken.”

  • Immigrant youth: ‘The real question is what happens now’

    It was just after lunchtime at the temporary housing shelter at the Port Hueneme Naval Base, and the Central American migrant teenagers coming inside from their tented dining room on the way to afternoon activities smiled and waved as they passed by the archdiocesan visitors.

  • Evangelizing online forum kicks off C3 conference at LMU

    The great evangelists Sts. Peter and Paul took full advantage of the network of Roman Empire roads to spread of Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the then-known world.

  • ‘This is not war. This is genocide’

    “There’s just a lot of killing — a lot of killing of innocent Christians,” Donna Panoussi, 43, was saying after the only Sunday Mass at St. Paul Chaldean and Assyrian Catholic Church in North Hollywood. Many of the congregants filing out still had family and friends in Iraq.

  • MSMC offers MFA program in film & TV

    Mount St. Mary’s College is broadening its array of film degrees by launching a new master of fine arts degree in film & television. The two-year, co-ed program will be held on weekends to accommodate both working professionals and aspiring young filmmakers, and includes actors’ workshops as well as lectures from visiting industry professionals.

  • ‘When the Saints’: A filmmaker’s response to Jesus’ call

    The documentary “When the Saints” may seem, at first, an in-depth examination of the human trafficking trade. But at its heart, the film is an intimate personal journey that reveals powerful spiritual truths for producer David Peterka and his fellow filmmakers.

  • Lives of service: Jesuit jubilarians in Los Angeles

    Retired Bishop Gordon Bennett is among a number of Jesuit priests who are celebrating milestone anniversaries of religious life in 2014. The following Jesuits all have connections in service to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

  • L.A. City Council passes resolution backing unaccompanied minors

    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution Aug. 5 urging the Obama Administration and the Department of Homeland security to ensure the humane treatment of unaccompanied minors who have fled their home countries in Central America.

  • Msgr. O’Dwyer: Nationally-known advocate for economic justice

    A long list of diocesan and (since 1965) Salesian priests have served St. Mary Church in Boyle Heights as pastor and/or administrator since its founding in 1896.

  • St. Mary Church: The ‘Grand Lady’ of Boyle Heights

    In the years California was part of Mexico, the neighborhood just east of downtown Los Angeles (or whatever “downtown” existed in the early 19th century) was called Paredon Blanco (White Bluff). As an agricultural region on the east side of the bridge-less Los Angeles River, it was populated mainly by immigrant Mexicans and Native Americans (San Gabrielinos).

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The ice bucket challenge’s ethical surprise

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

From Conan O’Brien to little kids inspired to help those in need, people across the country have taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the past few weeks. The campaign has achieved astronomical success, raising $53.3 million for efforts to find a cure to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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  • Thursday, August 28

    “The Sermon on the Mount,” lecture by Fr. Martin Henry, 7:30 p.m., St. Bernardine of Siena Church, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. (818) 888-8200.

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