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  • Chaminade students find education and faith a perfect fit
    February 9, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Though born and raised Catholic, Andy Sain and Paulina Gandara had never attended Catholic school until enrolling in 2014 as freshmen at Chaminade Preparatory High School in West Hills.

  • Spring Sports Preview: St. Anthony girls poised to repeat as softball champions
    February 8, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Having won a CIF-Southern Section softball title last season with a lineup full of non-seniors, the St. Anthony Saints are a logical choice to repeat their championship season.

  • Together in Mission: the life-changing effects of giving in Boyle Heights
    February 7, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Five years ago, Father Jesse Montes, SDB, was named pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Boyle Heights, becoming part of a historic and predominately Latino community that is proud to call “the Ellis Island of the West Coast” home. But today, the working-class community is feeling greater financial strain as gentrification sends rental costs through the roof and undocumented workers struggle to support their families.

  • Weaving the divine: Artist John Nava tells stories of faith in L.A. cathedral tapestries
    February 7, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    A tapestry is to church architecture as music is to liturgy, an evanescent beauty evoking the eternal. Woven textiles wafting with passing breezes complement the sturdy stone edifices just as music exalts the Real Presence during the Eucharist. The Church militant — pilgrims in the here and now — processes toward eternity.

  • Archbishop Gomez talks DACA at LMU
    February 7, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Citing his “dedication to social justice and the future of Catholic education,” Loyola Marymount University awarded Archbishop José H. Gomez with an honorary degree during a Jan. 30 forum on immigration.

    February 5, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Miles se reunieron en el Centro de Los Ángeles para declarar que fueron ‘Creados para lo Grande’

    Una multitud se unió al Arzobispo José H. Gomez en “OneLife L.A.” (UnaVida L.A.), un evento que ya lleva cuatro años de existencia y que en esta ocasión se realizó a fines del pasado enero en el Parque Histórico Estatal de Los Ángeles. En el centro de la ciudad se celebró la belleza y dignidad de toda vida humana desde la concepción hasta la muerte natural, mientras se declaró que fuimos “Creados para lo Grande”.

  • Holy habits: what school sisters bring to the classroom
    February 2, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    In Lincoln, Nebraska, you can tell the seasons by the habits of the School Sisters of Christ the King.

    It’s not really summer until you spot a “CK Sister”, as they are affectionately known, walking around in her lighter blue summer habit.

  • CIF polls: Unbeaten Knights No. 1 locally, No. 3 nationally
    January 30, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    The broken record story of Bishop Montgomery continues, as the unbeaten Knights retained the hold on the top spot of the Division 1 CIF-Southern Section boys’ basketball rankings, released Jan. 29.

  • Ten thousand places in a Catholic school
    January 30, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    I remember the swell of nostalgia I felt during my last Catholic Schools Week as a senior in high school. Catholic Schools Week meant our homerooms would be busy writing letters to thank donors who supported our school, but it also meant that we would be getting ice cream sandwiches from said donors at lunch.

  • Archdiocese highlights innovative education programs for Catholic Schools Week
    January 30, 2018  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    This week, nearly 80,000 students, from transitional kindergarten (TK) to 12th grade, in 266 schools across the tri-county Archdiocese (Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties) will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week. Established more than 100 years ago, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles provide faith-based education where students receive tools for success in college and in their future careers focused on a commitment to service to their local and global communities.