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  • LeBron at Notre Dame HS? Believe it
    September 21, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    A basketball legend, showing up unannounced at your high school? Two thousand miles from home? It happened Sept. 12 at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks when LeBron James — THE LeBron James — spent part of the evening working out in the campus gymnasium.

  • Archdiocese to launch series of DACA renewal workshops in Los Angeles
    September 21, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Pope Francis will launch on Sept. 27 a two-year global campaign to strengthen the support for our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters, Share the Journey ( In response to this effort, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, will host a series of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal workshops.

  • Catechists commissioned and sent out in Los Angeles
    September 21, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Kelly McLoughlin was a teenager when she first began teaching catechism classes. She taught first graders how to make the sign of the cross, spoke to them about the Mass and helped them to love Jesus.

  • ‘You of the press are important”
    September 14, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    “You of the press are important,” St. Pope John Paul II said shaking my left hand after Shepherd One, the papal jet, landed at the Los Angeles International Airport on the morning of Sept. 15, 1987. It was on a special tarmac at LAX away from where most commercial planes landed. There was an army of photographers and journalists along with dignitaries and some interlopers who had managed to get by security.

  • St. Joseph’s Miller: Connecting faith, football and family
    September 14, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    The way Timothy Miller sees it, football and family have a lot in common. And not just because his twin brother Joseph plays with him at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria, or because their father Jim was one of seven football-playing brothers at St. Francis in La Cañada.

  • CIF-SS polls: Catholic schools lead in football, volleyball
    September 13, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Mater Dei, Paraclete and Bishop Diego held onto their No. 1 rankings in the latest CIF-Southern Section football polls released Sept. 11.

  • Don Bosco Technical Institute dedicates new emerging technology labs
    September 13, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Students, faculty and members of the board of trustees of Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) in Rosemead dedicated the school’s new technology laboratories and its newly renovated technology corridor during a Mass on Sept. 8, the feast of the Nativity of Mary, with Bishop David G. O’Connell as the celebrant.

  • St. John Paul II was here — 30 years ago this week
    September 12, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    I talk a lot about the saints who have come to Los Angeles to pray and to minister and to encourage us.

    September 11, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Han transcurrido 15 años y todavía Alberto Embry se emociona cuando a su oficina llega un joven a mostrarle con orgullo un certificado de haber completado la secundaria, o le cuenta que está cursando una carrera, o comparte algún otro hecho que esté mejorando su vida.

  • DACA decision draws criticism, concern from Catholic college officials
    September 7, 2017  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    President Donald Trump’s decision Sept. 5 to formally rescind DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy – drew criticism and concern from Catholic higher education officials in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as well as across the country.