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  • L.A. archbishop gives blessing to group headed to Vatican
    March 16, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    ANAHEIM – The way 10-year-old Jersey Vargas sees it, the pope is the closest person to God.
    “I believe he can make a wish for us,” said the petite fourth-grader, the daughter of undocumented immigrants who will be traveling to Rome on Friday to personally deliver a message to Pope Francis from her and other children whose parents face deportation.
    Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez gave the San Fernando Valley student and others traveling with her his blessing, asking God to “give them the courage … as they stand with the poor in their struggle for dignity and justice. … And guide us to reform our immigration policies; that our country may live up to its spiritual promises of liberty and justice for all.”

  • Cantwell-Sacred Heart students compete in Academic Decathlon
    March 14, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    MONTEBELLO — Competing for the second time in the Southern California Private Schools Academic Decathlon, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary students won 46 individual and team medals last month, 16 of them gold.

  • St. Pat’s is not one for the Mass-es
    March 13, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Often forgotten in the revelry and merriment that have come to represent St. Patrick’s Day in the United States is that it is a holy day of obligation in Ireland. As such, for the truly Irish and Irish Catholic, the day is not so much about mass quantities as religious Mass.

  • Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee
    March 13, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

    Nicholas Lee, 40, was the “quintessential police officer,” said Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, speaking to the more than 3,000 people that packed into the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.

  • Catholic youth go for new-time religion
    March 13, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    t was part rock concert, part Catholic Church and all about religion Thursday at the Anaheim Convention Center with a deafening rally, Gospel-like music, loud stomping—and a call to tweet.

  • West Covina’s Labor of Love delivers holiday food to the homeless
    March 11, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, In The News  |  

    Sometimes love takes work.

    West Covina resident Shirley Mirador and her family come together every Christmas and Easter to show care in the form of a meal.

    Her nonprofit, Labor of Love, fed about 1,600 homeless people last year. Friends, family members and fellow parishioners crowd in at her own home to put together the meals.

  • St. Lawrence Martyr of Redondo Beach wins third straight junior high academic decathlon
    March 11, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    The academic decathlon team at St. Lawrence Martyr School of Redondo Beach has made history by pulling off a three-peat, once again prevailing over more than 100 regional competitors in the Academic Junior High Decathlon sponsored by Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

  • St. Anthony Student Film Competes in San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
    March 7, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, In The News  |  

    Four students from St. Anthony High School’s Marine Science Academy will be in San Francisco this weekend where a movie they created about the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch will compete in the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival’s 3rd Annual Student Film Competition.

  • ArtExchange exhibit features prisoners in a new light
    March 6, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Nicolassa Galvez, CEO of the ArtExchange left, and Amalia Molina, of the Office of Restorative Justice right, talk about the art as the ArtExchange is hosting an exhibition in collaboration with the Office of Restorative Justice of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles that will showcase artwork by various artists who have been or are currently in prisons and jails throughout California in Long Beach, CA. February 27, 2014. Artwork will be for sale, proceeds will fund programs for children whose parents are jailed and inmate re-entry support. The show opens to the public March 8.(Thomas R. Cordova/Press-Telegram/Daily Breeze)

  • Empieza la Cuaresma con el Miércoles de Ceniza
    March 5, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Miles de cristianos de todo el sur de California observan este miércoles como el día del inicio de la Cuaresma con la tradicional costumbre del Miércoles de Ceniza.

    La Cuaresma es la preparación de los 40 días con la que los fieles se alistan para la Pascua a través de penitencias por sus pecados y la búsqueda de la renovación espiritual mediante la oración, la abnegación y las buenas obras.