• Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka in Southern California

    Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka, Argentine chemist and author and a dear friend of Pope Francis, will join Masorti Olami, the world council of Conservative/Masorti synagogues and the Southern California interfaith community for programming Jan. 22-25.

  • Our Lady of Loretto celebrates Santo Niño

    Our Lady of Loretto School celebrated the Santo Niño festival on Jan. 11. The festival featured various dances — including sibli, tinkling and carinosa — as well as talent and fashion shows.

  • ‘Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change’

    “Sisters of Selma” tells the story of a group of St. Louis nuns who had the courage to stand up to the mistreatment of their fellow man. Jim Crow laws had enforced segregation, including in Selma, Ala., where local laws had all but prevented its black citizens from voting for decades. A group of nuns from St. Louis were among the first to protest the violence.

     

     

  • Introducing Mount St. Mary’s University

    This year, Mount Saint Mary’s changes its name from a “college” to “university.” Established in 1925, the university is nationally recognized for its academic programs. Starting with the inaugural Class of 1929, the Mount has awarded more than 18,000 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Guadalupe Health Project

    The Guadalupe Health Project welcomed its first two homeless women to its pilot women’s program at their Mission Road facility Dec. 3. The project hopes top take in as many as 15 women to stay from 30 to 90 days.

  • Korean volunteer group honored by SVDP-LA

    On Nov. 22, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles (SVDPLA), granted a merit award to the St. Basil Korean Conference of Charity, a Korean group that has been feeding Skid Row’s homeless every Saturday morning for the past two decades.

  • Top tamale

    St. Francis Center will be hosting their fourth-annual tamale fundraiser, “Top Tamale.” Low-income families served through the center’s family well-being program established the event as an effort to raise funds for the program.

  • Good Shepherd Shelter’s matching grant

    On Nov. 17, Good Shepherd Shelter launched a matching grant race. If raised, $125,000 will be matched by a major private foundation. Good Shepherd Shelter’s mission is to stop the generational cycle of domestic violence by providing individualized, comprehensive services and shelter to battered women and their children, and by raising the level of community awareness through advocacy and education.

  • St. Francis Center announces new executive director

    St. Francis Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation serving the needs of the homeless and near-homeless in downtown Los Angeles. The Center’s mission is to serve extremely low-income residents in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi.

  • Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in Santa Monica

    Maestro Daniel Suk’s Dream Orchestra and Urth Caffé will join forces to present Handel’s famous oratorio, “The Messiah,” Dec. 5 in Santa Monica.

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Remains of Rebellion

Father Ed Benioff

Every generation in its turn is proud of its accomplishments — proud even to the point of arrogance. Usually we’re a lot more impressed than we ought to be. As we get older, if we are wise like King Solomon, we come to realize that “Nothing is new under the sun!”

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