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  • Program makes Christmas merry, magical for Los Angeles families in need
    December 20, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) — After a tiring day of work as a construction day laborer, a weary Aurelio was looking forward to seeing his wife, Maria, and their five children in their small, cramped apartment in downtown Los Angeles.

    But the sight that greeted him when the door opened made his eyes pop with confusion, and later made his heart swell with gratitude: the joyful faces of his entire family surrounded by an avalanche of gifts in their tiny living room, all thanks to Adopt-A-Family.

  • KC Spotlight: Kevin Jonas
    December 17, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    How did you get started in your career?

    Prior to 1990, I had been educated in liturgy and music, trained and certified as a liturgist by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In 1990, I was asked by a very good friend of mine if I would accompany a parish choir for their upcoming 75th Anniversary of founding. After the great success of the 75th Anniversary Liturgy, the pastor asked me to become the new director of music. Several years later, after working side by side with my friend Sister Frances and subsequent to her retirement, I took over the position of director of liturgy and the pastor combined it with the position of director of music, which I held for several years at that parish in Santa Clara.

  • Pete: A ‘lifer’ paroled after 42 years because of PREP
    December 13, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    Late last month, the day before the interview, Pete got his first regular barber shop haircut in 42 years — a $7 special at a place on Vermont past 40th Street in South L.A.

    “Oh, that was a lot different,” he says with a growing grin. “That was my first haircut on the outside. I mean, I had a female cutting it, too, which was kind of nice.

  • In Lynwood: A team of listeners, a team of angels
    December 13, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    When Father Thomas Philip Mulavanal enters the room, Guillermo Madrigal’s face glows. They met only a few days ago, but they have established a bond through the priest’s appreciation for the 63-year-old layman, shown by the way he listens.

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe—in Los Angeles?
    December 12, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    Yes. Believed to be the only relic of its kind in the United States, part of St. Juan Diego’s miraculous tilma is on permanent display in a side chapel of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

  • When Roses Bloom in Winter (1947)
    December 12, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    A Reflection on Our Lady of Guadalupe

    A Reflection on Our Lady of Guadalupe

    by ARCHBISHOP JOSÉ H. GOMEZ

    Adapted from the archbishop’s homily at the 82nd annual procession in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in East Los Angeles, Dec. 1, 2013:

  • Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles brinda ayuda para Navidad
    December 11, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    Erendia Morales vive en un estudio de un ambiente con sus cuatro hijos, de 10, 7, 6 y 3 años. La madre soltera cuida a otros niños y limpia oficinas. El año pasado, un oficial de policía golpeó a su puerta y le dijo que él patrullaba en el área y había notado que ella siempre estaba con muchos niños.

  • Mañanitas para la Guadalupana en LA
    December 10, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    La celebración en honor de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en la ciudad será en la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles ( 555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012 ) a partir de las 6 de la tarde.

  • Transitional deacons urged to ‘serve the people with love’
    December 6, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    In preparation for their final stage of formation before ordination to the priesthood next June, four men were ordained to the transitional diaconate for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Nov. 23 at St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo.

    The four (and their home parishes) are Deacons Andrew Seungku Chung, St. Gregory Nazianzen, Los Angeles; Scott Corrie, Our Lady of Lourdes, Northridge; Christopher Mario Felix, Guardian Angel, Pacoima; and Juan Jose Ochoa, St. Patrick/St. Stephen, Los Angeles.

  • La Virgen: Celebrating her message of ‘God’s love and mercy’
    December 6, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    “Que viva la Virgen de Guadalupe! Que viva San Juan Diego! Que viva Cristo Rey!”

    Such was the refrain of thousands of Catholic faithful of all ages from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — including Aztec and Matachines dancers, indigenous drummers, mariachi singers, members of Guadalupanos Unidos, and everyday churchgoers — who came together Dec. 1 for the 82nd annual Procession and Mass to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe.