As I write, we are preparing for the Feast of the Transfiguration.
It’s a beautiful story, one of the “luminous mysteries” of our Lord’s earthly life, and we all know it well.
Jesus climbs the high mountain with three disciples and there they see him transfigured. His face shines like the sun. His clothes turn white as light. God’s voice from heaven commands them, “This is my beloved Son, listen to him.”
This past Sunday, Father Fidel Hernandez celebrated Mass for 200 undocumented children being detained at Port Hueneme Naval Base in Oxnard.
The children have been there since June. Immigration officials have been finding places of detention in various U.S. cities for the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border in recent months. Most of the minors are from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
There was a recurring pattern in many of the letters Ron Zeilinger received as a religious order’s fund development director in Wisconsin 15 years ago. Prison chaplains and inmates were requesting free Catholic Bibles and study courses “like the Protestants have.”
A fundraiser to finance life-saving treatment for a young Monrovia girl blinded by a rare form of brain cancer will be held Aug. 16, 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Monrovia.
The family of three-and-a-half-year-old Rose Hengehold is seeking experimental treatment for their daughter that is offered at a hospital in Houston. Rose’s parents, Joe and Alicia, are trying to raise $160,000 for the treatment that involves medication which needs approval from the FDA.
Education and advocacy are needed now in a cultural “window of opportunity” to alert the majority of the population repulsed by the eugenics of the past to the near and present dangers of the “New Eugenics” movement, said Catholic leaders at the Bioethics and Eugenics Conference July 26 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Maria Marcos Romo Gonzalez (also called “Quica”), the sister of Mexican martyr St. Toribio Romo Gonzalez, dedicated her life to enabling poor children, including her brother, to receive a Christ-centered education. The Quica project bears her name because our mission is to allow Spirit and Truth education available to every child.
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‘Quicas’ among us: Following in the footsteps of Santo Toribio’s sister
July 25, 2014
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Maria Marcos Romo Gonzalez, also called “Quica,” the sister of Mexican martyr St. Toribio Romo Gonzalez, dedicated her life to enabling poor children, including her brother, to receive a Christ-centered education.
Carmelite Sister Regina Marie Gorman, a 2013 Cardinal’s Award recipient, is the featured speaker for the tenth annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, scheduled Sept. 16 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
It’s an image St. Monica parishioner Suzanne Verge still has in her head, 35 years after the fact:
Peter in a half-wetsuit riding the foaming crest of a small breaking wave, his left foot inching towards the nose of an olive-green surfboard to hang five, left arm thrown back with hand curled for balance. The stoked look on his face — not really hot-dogging it, but a mixture of boyish joy, semi-guarded exhilaration and “I-can-handle-this, man.” No way this little-bitty SoCal wave was going to knock him down. Not now or any day of his easy going, perpetually happy, surfing-centered 18-year-old life. Wasn’t he working as a boxboy at Vons, saving every dollar he could stash away, so he could move to Hawaii and ride the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu?
Archbishop José H. Gomez, joined by his fellow bishops from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as well as from the Dioceses of Orange and San Bernardino, led thousands in celebrating the annual Mass in Recognition of Immigrants July 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.