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  • L.A.’s Oldest Roman Catholic Church Mobilizes Mexico Earthquake Relief Effort
    September 21, 2017  |  In The News  |  

    As search teams continue to dig through mountains of rubble and ruin in the aftermath of this week’s deadly Mexico earthquake, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has declared three days of national mourning.

  • Southern California reaches out to help quake victims in Mexico City
    September 20, 2017  |  In The News  |  

    One of the biggest communities in Latin America — the Los Angeles region — reached out Wednesday to help victims of the 7.1 earthquake that hit Mexico City Tuesday and killed more than 200 people.

  • La ciudad de las 50 etnias: LA celebra su diversidad cultural
    September 19, 2017  |  In The News  |  

    La diversidad de Los Ángeles al alcance de la mano. Coreanos, filipinos, nigerianos, portugueses, croatas, mexicanos de Oaxaca, etc. al menos 48 comunidades se unieron el pasado sábado para la celebración de la Misa anual de las Culturas que tuvo lugar en la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles.

  • How L.A.’s Catholic schools are growing when so many others are closing
    September 13, 2017  |  In The News  |  

    What most stands out upon meeting Dr. Kevin Baxter, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is his restlessness. Even early on …

  • Kathryn Lopez: America not something to hoard
    September 10, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    I’m just off a trans-Atlantic crossing. You don’t realize how moving the experience of walking to the top of a ship for a pre-dawn arrival in New York City will be until you have the opportunity to do it. I found myself after a week on the ocean oddly comforted by the sight of buildings. As much as the sunsets and rises on the ocean drew me into a renewed appreciation for the beauty of the Earth, Glenn Frey’s “You Belong to the City” was playing in my head. Dry land has its advantages.

  • DACA: Another Chance for Political Unity
    September 9, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 the highly anticipated decision by President Donald Trump to gradually rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive order that effectively shielded 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. While causing a firestorm of criticism, the actions of the president nevertheless open a window for a bipartisan effort to find the common good on a pressing and polarizing issue. (See story.)

  • LA Jews, Muslims, Catholics to unite for solidarity march to remember 9/11
    September 8, 2017  |  In The News  |  

    Two friends, one Jewish and the other Muslim, have spearheaded an “interfaith solidarity march” that will take place in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday, a day before the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

  • Archbishop Jose H. Gomez awards special honors to a dozen San Gabriel Valley Catholics
    September 7, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles bestowed special honors from Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis upon 54 laypersons and 15 priests under its jurisdiction in a ceremony held Sunday afternoon at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in downtown LA. Included among the recipients were 11 laypersons and one priest from the San Gabriel Valley who received medals and diplomas associated with the honors.

    September 7, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    The Diocese of Sioux City will join others across the United States in adding a special collection, the weekend of Sept. 9-10, to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast.

    Among the most affected areas are the Diocese of Victoria and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which is overseen by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, former Bishop of Sioux City from 1998 to 2004.

  • Archbishop Jose H. Gomez Awards Special Honors to Local Catholics
    September 7, 2017  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News  |  

    Three Pasadena Catholics and one from South Pasadena were among 54 laypersons and 15 priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who received special honors from Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis, in a ceremony held at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles last Sunday afternoon.