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  • In Montebello: Learning to be ‘deeply present to God’
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    A four-hour rally with prayer at its heart drew approximately 1,200 students from archdiocesan schools May 7 at Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello.

  • ‘Queen Latifah Show’ honors St. Robert Bellarmine teacher
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    St. Robert Bellarmine kindergarten teacher Wyomi Fernando didn’t have a clue sitting in the television audience that she would soon be honored as an outstanding educator on “The Queen Latifah Show.”

  • Jessica and Evelin: The difference support makes
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Illustrating the effect of progressive technology and traditional prayer are two recent life-saving stories from Los Angeles Pregnancy Services, one of the agencies available through the App for Life (developed through a partnership with archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace and Options United, a Pasadena-based nonprofit).

  • ACE celebrates Catholic education at Immaculate Conception
    May 16, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

  • Three Catholic school teachers honored
    May 15, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    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).

  • St. Anthony HS students donate to Miller Children’s Hospital
    May 9, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    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.

  • Can the natural world afford a ‘just war’?
    May 8, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Being good stewards of the earth behooves people to reflect on whether the natural world can afford a “just war,” considering the destructive power of contemporary weapons upon fragile eco-systems, according to a leading Biblical scholar.

    Sister of St. Agnes Dianne Bergant, distinguished professor of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and a former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, points out that the Catholic “just war” teaching formulated to address conflict is an attempt to limit, not justify, an armed confrontation that appears to be inevitable.

  • Get on the Bus: ‘Keeping the bond alive’
    May 8, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    More than 200,000 children in California alone have a parent in prison. These often overlooked children are the hidden victims of crime and the unintended victims of the criminal justice system. Through no fault of their own, they find their parents taken from them, generating feelings of abandonment, shame, grief and even guilt.

    This year more than 1,100 children will be reunited with their parent in 11 different prisons throughout California with the help of the Get on the Bus Program. And once again, thousands of students in elementary and high schools of the Los Angeles Archdiocese help the Get on the Bus program by undertaking projects to help these children make the long and emotional trip to the prison.

  • ‘Walk for Life’ set May 17 in Redondo Beach
    May 2, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    The 27th annual Walk For Life, “Every Step Matters,” will be held May 17 to support Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance. The leisurely seaside 5K, starting at 8:30 a.m. from the south side of Veterans Park in Redondo Beach, welcomes everyone in the community, including seniors, families with children and babies in strollers and everything in between.

  • St. Mary Magdalen Chapel nears 100th anniversary event
    April 30, 2014  |  Around the ADLA  |  

    Known affectionately in and around the Camarillo community as The Chapel On the Hill, St. Mary Magdalen Chapel will mark its Centennial Mass and Celebration on July 4.

    A series of events are planned prior to the celebration, including the Juan and Adolfo Camarillo Dinner on April 26 in the Chapel Courtyard.