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  • App for LIFE: A unifying tool for prayer and action
    January 31, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Health leaders, parents and their infants gathered on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade to witness Archbishop José Gomez launch the App for LIFE, a mobile App designed to unite the pro-life community into an online team for prayer and action.

  • L.A. Immigrant Children Implore Pope Francis to Help Detained Parents
    January 30, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Immigrant children in California have written heartfelt letters to Pope Francis seeking his help and his prayers for their parents who have been deported or arrested.

  • Catholic principles and American renewal
    January 30, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    This is the time of year when our political leaders give their assessments about where we stand or the “state of things.” Last week, Governor Brown delivered his “state of the state” report for California. And as I write, President Obama is preparing to deliver his State of the Union address.

  • Los Angeles archbishop unveils mobile app to help pregnant women
    January 30, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has launched a digital app intended to offer resources, support and prayers for women and girls facing crisis pregnancies.

  • Lompoc, Santa Maria schools united in faith
    January 28, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    With no other Catholic schools in the city, the students at Lompoc’s La Purísima Concepción Catholic School can sometimes feel like outsiders, according to Principal Laura Belluz.

  • MLK Breakfast: The bond between King and Chavez
    January 24, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    The 300-plus men and women seated around tightly spaced banquet tables in St. Mary’s Academy’s gym became quiet as Cardinal Roger Mahony read the copy of the faded Western Union telegram from Sept. 19, 1966 that Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote to Cesar Chavez during one of his early public fasts:

  • Glendora deals with Colby fire aftermath
    January 24, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Last Sunday, Ray and Jeania Parayno, parishioners at St. Dorothy Church in Glendora, welcomed members of their weekly prayer group to their home. They usually meet on a weekday evening, but with no electricity and utilities for a while, Sunday afternoon made the most sense.

  • Report: 800,000-plus Angelenos earn poverty wages
    January 24, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Forty-six percent of working men and women — or nearly 811,000 individuals — struggle with “poverty wages” of less than $15 an hour in Los Angeles, according to a new report from the Economic Roundtable.

  • Ranchers, farmers battling state’s drought
    January 24, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Long before Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent proclamation of the state’s drought emergency, ranchers and farmers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were feeling the ill effects of many drier-then-normal seasons. The governor’s official declaration of drought on Jan. 17 follows California’s driest year on record contributing to dropping reservoir levels.

  • Requiem Mass: ‘All must find their calling to support life’
    January 24, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    For 18-year-old Valerie Miranda, attending the annual Requiem Mass for the Unborn at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels — and the Youth Rally for Life which precedes it — offers her the opportunity to recharge her spiritual batteries.