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  • Tweeting in Latin: Social media and the Catholic church
    August 13, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    This week, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is hosting a technology conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

    The conference is aimed at teaching those within the Catholic faith how to best use social media to bring people into the church.

  • Meet Monsignor Tighe, who oversees the Holy Twitter
    August 13, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Everyone is on Twitter these days.

    Celebrities, politicians, companies – even the pope. Where it used to take physical travel and the printed word to spread “the good works of the Gospel,” now the pope – and the Catholic Church – can reach 15 million followers in the click of a button.

    And who does Pope Francis turn to when he needs advice on perfecting the pontifical tweet? Perhaps, Monsignor Paul Tighe, the Vatican’s social media secretary.

  • Running the Holy Twitter
    August 13, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Everyone is on Twitter these days.

    Celebrities, politicians, companies – even the pope. Where it used to take physical travel and the printed word to spread “the good works of the Gospel,” now the pope – and the Catholic Church – can reach 15 million followers in the click of a button.

  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants
    August 13, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border enroll in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • Vatican social media guru: Catholics should give Internet ‘a soul’
    August 13, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    The Pope’s social media expert said Wednesday that Catholics should be using social media to make the atmosphere online a positive place where people can deepen their relationships with one another.

  • LA Archbishop Gomez Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants
    August 8, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Jose Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles — he was born in Mexico, and became an American citizen a few years ago. Steve Inskeep talks to Gomez about his views on U.S. immigration policy.

  • L.A. City Council passes resolution backing unaccompanied minors
    August 7, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution Aug. 5 urging the Obama Administration and the Department of Homeland security to ensure the humane treatment of unaccompanied minors who have fled their home countries in Central America.

  • St. John Bosco’s Josh Rosen: Nation’s #1 ranked high school football quarterback
    August 7, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Build the perfect high school quarterback.

    Start with a 6-foot-4 frame and sculpt muscles up to 206 pounds. Stitch to the shoulder a cannon of a right arm capable of firing 65-yard bombs. Set it on a foundation of fleet feet honed on the baselines of a tennis court in the Southern California sun. Top it off with a mind sharp enough to shred almost any opposing defense.

    Then unveil Josh Rosen.

  • Ministering to the Gangs of Los Angeles
    August 5, 2014  |  In The News, The Latest  |  

    The Church is making strides to reduce gang violence, but more effort is needed to make parishes an effective presence and voice for peace on …

  • SCV welcomes new pastor
    August 2, 2014  |  In The News  |  

    Last month parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help welcomed a new senior pastor to lead the congregation.

    Monsignor Craig Cox, 61, joined the church July 1, replacing Father Richard M. Martini who was transferred to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Carpinteria.