• Exide finally closing Vernon Plant

    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.

  • Spirit of Archbishop Romero lives on in the Salvadoran people

    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.



  • Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul: The Challenge to Cure Our Blindness’

    During his presentation on “Seeing with the Eyes of the Soul,” Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, challenged participants “to cure [their] blindness.”

  • ‘Catholic Social Thought Post Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and ...’

    “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.”



  • Pope Francis: A two-year evaluation

    “This is a workshop to evaluate the pope’s first two years, and — spoiler alert — he did good,” said a smiling Jesuit Father Thomas Reese as he kicked off his engaging, positive discussion, eliciting laughter from hundreds of Congress-goers.



  • Leaders reaffirm need for comprehensive immigration reform

    Bishops from dioceses in Southern California signed a joint letter to Congress March 14, urging representatives to move forward with comprehensive immigration reform.


  • Honduran Cardinal on the Church of the future

    On March 14, during the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras spoke on the “Church of the Future” by emphasizing the need for ongoing catechesis, highlighting Pope Francis’ special mission and discussing with audience members the obstacles the Church must overcome.



  • ‘You were made for a better life’

    Rick Warren began his March 14 keynote address at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress by quoting an American literary giant. “The two most important days in your life,” Warren said, quoting Mark Twain, “are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”  

    The world-renowned Christian leader spoke on “Transformation and Our Inner Desire for God” before an enthusiastic and packed Anaheim Convention Center.

  • 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. 

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Who am I to judge?

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Perhaps the single most often-quoted line from Pope Francis is his response to a question he was asked vis-à-vis the morality of a particularly dicey issue. His infamous/famous reply: “Who am I to judge?”



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  • Sunday, May 3

    Special Needs Mass, 10 a.m., Father Maguire Council Hall, 4315 N. Vincent Ave, Covina.Mass for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information, contact Elizabeth, (909) 599-9833, ebinerfamily@gmail.com.

    Third Order Lay Carmelite Community Q & A Meeting, 1-4 p.m., St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church located at 12930 Hamlin St. North Hollywood. The Order is located throughout the Los Angeles area and open to new membership.  If interested in the ancient tradition of contemplative prayer, community and service, come and have your questions answered.  For more information, contact Regional Director Herman Briones, (818) 521-6564.

    National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, 1-3 p.m., Mount Saint Mary’s University, Chalon Campus, Hannon Theater, 12001 Chalon Rd., Los Angeles. Presenters will include Dr. Linda J. Sax of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute and a Q&A panel of student representatives from each of the ten participating schools.  The event will conclude with a school fair where staff members, student panelists and alumnae will be available to answer school-specific questions.  Free.

    St. Elisabeth Parish May Festival, 1-10 p.m.,  St. Elisabeth, 6628 Cedros Ave., Van Nuys. (818) 779-1756 ext. 200.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, Rosary: 4:30 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Contact Sylvia Aimerito (562) 429-1965. Audiogirlministries.com.

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