• St. Mary Medical Center receives patient safety excellence award

    Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach recently achieved its third consecutive Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, placing it in the top 10 percent of all hospitals nationwide for its superior performance in safeguarding patients from potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays.

  • Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years in San Pedro

    On May 10, 1914, the Knights of Columbus Angels Gate Council 1740 was established in San Pedro with 49 members and they immediately set to work assisting Father Patrick McGrath, pastor of Mary Star of the Sea Church, with fundraising efforts for much-needed parish projects and charitable endeavors.

  • Mary & Joseph Retreat Center to present special summer events

    This summer the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes is presenting several special events, including an artistic outdoor garden gathering, and an evening of fine wines, delectable cuisine and live music.

  • Holy Innocents youth participate in Wrigley River Run

    An energetic group of parishioners, staff members and a team of altar servers — known as the Knights of the Holy Altar — from Holy Innocents Church and School in Long Beach put on their running shoes the morning of June 7 to participate in the seventh annual Wrigley River Run 5K.

  • St. Francis Medical Center Fashion Show to support women’s heart health

    Doctors, nurses and other staff members at St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) in Lynwood are completing their final fittings as they prepare to hit the runway on June 19 for the SFMC Foundation’s third annual Luncheon and Fashion Show, which will benefit the facility’s Heart Center and provide heart screenings and medical intervention for uninsured women from the surrounding community.

  • Sociology professor named Educator of the Year at Marymount

    Carlos Royal, an associate professor of Sociology at Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, was recently named the school’s Educator of the Year for 2013-2014 by fellow staff and faculty for his “stellar level of commitment and involvement to the Marymount Community.”

  • Mary & Joseph Center offering diverse multi-day summer retreats

    This summer the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes will present a variety of multi-day summer retreats, including a hands-on opportunity to learn how to create Greek-inspired and Byzantine-style mosaics, and a five-day Ignatian-based guided bilingual retreat.

  • South Bay families donate $2 million to LCMH Cardiology Program

    Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation recently received two $1 million gifts from South Bay philanthropists Stanley and Maureen Moore and the Scharffenberger family, to support the enhancement of cardiovascular services at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.

  • Three Catholic school teachers honored

    A beloved teacher at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy in Downey recently received an unexpected surprise: Sarah Barriga was one of five educators honored as an “extraordinary teacher” by the local business community during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9).

  • San Pedro News - 05/09/2014

    Students from St. Anthony High School in Long Beach are taking a hands-on approach to learning about the importance of charitable giving and helping others thanks to the guidance of their teacher, Brett Minter.

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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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