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  • Losing a limb to diabetes — the poverty factor
    September 4, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    A diabetic middle-aged woman in South Los Angeles told me — after losing five toes, her right foot and ankle, along with nearly half her leg — that she was doing “just fine.” That’s what she said, even though the ugly sore on the sole of her good foot wasn’t healing, forcing her to use a wheelchair more and more, fearing another amputation was inevitable.

  • ‘The Little Flower’ in our midst
    September 4, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Michel Pascal is a cradle Catholic, born in France. Church was his home, his soul, always. His parents brought him to Lisieux as a child of six and he became smitten with Thérèse, the Little Flower.

    All these years later, “St. Therese” — the play he has written, directed and produced — has been staged all over the world, more than 700 times since 2009. This month, he’ll bring it to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

    September 3, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    TIJUANA— A minivan could drive through the gate to a Catholic-run center for deported migrants. The metal-mesh door swings open and the only place to knock is on the embedded mailbox.

    It’s a big yellow building, four floors and sleeps hundreds. Guests, mostly recently deported immigrants, have to do chores. There’s a talk or meeting every night — Alcoholics Anonymous, or a presentation from a social worker or a lawyer. On one weeknight, there’s Mass.

  • New war on poverty alters tactics and premises
    August 31, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Why fight about the extent of blight in Toledo and how to combat it? T-Towns or a blight authority?

    I say both.

    Obviously both.

    The city itself must be active cutting grass, clearing junk, citing slumlords. And neighborhoods have to take hold of their own destinies — they actually do a pretty good job of that in Toledo, not always getting a lot of help from the city.

  • CCC opposes bill that impinges on religious freedom
    August 27, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    As the end of the California legislative session nears, the state’s bishops have recently issued Action Alerts about four key bills on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that they support and one which they oppose due to impingements on religious freedom.

  • Random shootings kill two parishioners from SFV churches
    August 27, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    The parish communities of Santa Rosa de Lima Church in San Fernando and Guardian Angel Church in Pacoima are mourning the loss of two beloved parishioners, who were shot and killed on their way to Mass early Aug. 24 in an apparent series of random shootings in the San Fernando Valley.

  • Faith and each other come before sports in the talented Tuiasosopo family
    August 24, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Trying to ease an aching back, Matt Tuiasosopo emerges from an ice bath at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

    Outside, his mother, Tina, waits patiently at the players’ entrance for her third-born son. She gives him a big hug and gently rubs his back.

  • Cathedral Chapel School celebrates 85 years of teaching
    August 21, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Students returned to classes at Cathedral Chapel School on Monday for what school administrators said will be a special year on campus. The school is celebrating its 85th anniversary, and will be holding a special ceremony in April for alumni, teachers, students and their families.

  • C3 Technology Conference-Guadalupe Radio TV
    August 19, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    C3 Technology Conference- Un programa piloto patrocinado por la Arquidiocesis de Los Angeles junto a la Universidad Católica de Loyola Marymount. C3 busca proveer herramientas y formación técnologica y digital a las parroquias y escuelas católicas.

  • Church can learn social media tips from Jesus, archbishop says
    August 18, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.

    It’s a difficult task to fit the entire Gospel into 140 characters or less. But that doesn’t mean the Church shouldn’t try.