• Pro-life parish youth group forms at Holy Innocents

    Young parishioners from Holy Innocents Church in Long Beach recently launched “Life Boats,” a new pro-life parish youth group devoted to embracing their motto — “Going against the flow” — in a collective effort to end abortion.

  • Mary Star School celebrates 100 years

    In 1914, Father Patrick McGrath — “as an act of deep faith, hope and love” — remodeled the old Mary Star of the Sea Church on Ninth Street in San Pedro. 

  • St. Anthony opens renovated facilities, welcomes priest to faculty

    Renovated facilities and the first full-time priest faculty member in two decades greeted 500 students back to campus on Aug. 25, the first day of the 2014-2015 academic year for St. Anthony High School in Long Beach.

  • St. Mary Medical Center hosts unique fashion show

    In 2010, 43-year-old Felicia Rush-Price of San Pedro was walking around in flat shoes, accompanied by an oxygen tank, when she decided that it was finally time to get serious about losing weight. She weighed 346 pounds.

  • St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy welcomes record enrollment

    One year after becoming a co-ed high school, St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy in Downey has achieved a record number of students registered for the 2014-2015 school year, and received its highest-ever amount of enrollment applications, leading to an admission wait-list for the first time in the school’s history.

  • St. John Bosco names new vice principal of academic affairs

    St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower has named Dr. Christian De Larkin as its new vice principal of academic affairs. He will serve as a member of the school’s administrative team in numerous capacities, including directing activities and programs in instructional services; curriculum, instruction, and assessment development; counseling and guidance, and more.

  • Pilgrim icon of ‘Black Madonna’ comes to area

    The parish community of Holy Innocents Church in Long Beach is inviting Los Angeles Catholics to be part of a historic event Aug. 9 and 10: the local leg of a worldwide pilgrimage of the “Black Madonna,” which will begin outside Family Planning Associates (FPA), an abortion clinic in Long Beach.

  • St. Bruno Choir produces CD for Nashville publisher

    Earlier this year the adult choir at St. Bruno Church in Whittier accepted a prestigious invitation: to be the first Catholic parish choir in the U.S. to produce a spiritual music CD through International Liturgy Publications of Nashville.

  • St. Francis Medical Center hosts inaugural youth film festival

    On June 28, St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood hosted its first Southern California Crossroads Youth Film Screening event, which featured 11 short films focusing on friendship, violence, bullying, inspiration and dreams. 

  • Holy Trinity student earns top honor in essay contest

    It takes years to build up the financial savvy to navigate the markets. But fifth grader Kyra Johnson of Holy Trinity School, San Pedro, is decades ahead of the game, having just won first place in the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite California state essay competition with McGraw Hill Financial.

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Voices

How we react to criticism and opposition

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Have you ever noted how we spontaneously react to a perceived threat? Faced with a threat, our primal instincts tend to take over and we instantly freeze over and begin to shut all the doors opening to warmth, gentleness and empathy inside us.

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  • Tuesday, September 23

    ACCW Southwestern District, guest speaker Fr. Stephen Davoren, 11:30 a.m., Nativity Church, 1447 Engracia Ave., Torrance; $. (310) 325-3803.

    Bible Study, 8:45-10:45 a.m. (Tues. to Nov. 18), Holy Trinity Church, 209 N. Hanford Ave., San Pedro. (310) 548-6535.

    Bible Study, 7:30-9 p.m. (also Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-noon; year-long), St. John Vianney Church, 1345 Turnbull Canyon Rd., Hacienda Heights. (626) 330-7835.

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