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  • Archbishop Gomez leads Southern California Christmas celebrations
    December 25, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    Christmas in the Southland included the region’s top Catholic spiritual leader and its top lawman attending Mass among about 150 county inmates and offshore winds pumping up temperatures to summer-like highs.

  • Christmas In Los Angeles: Church Services & Celebrations
    December 25, 2013  |  In The News  |  

  • SoCal Celebrates Christmas Eve
    December 25, 2013  |  In The News  |  

  • Simbang Gabi’ bridges generations in San Fernando Valley
    December 24, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, California—Many Filipino expatriates bring with them cherished Christmas memories from home by celebrating “Simbang Gabi” in this area of Los Angeles County that is home to tens of thousands of Filipinos.

  • Bob and Dolores Hope nativity scene on display at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A.
    December 23, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    For more than a half-century, comedian Bob Hope and his wife Dolores displayed a life-size nativity scene each Christmas in front of their Toluca Lake estate.

    Now the ornate Italian crèche can be seen by thousands of faithful downtown at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

  • Bob and Dolores Hopes’ Nativity Donated to the Cathedral
    December 20, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    When a bevy of personal effects and household items from the Toluca Lake home of Bob and Dolores Hope went on sale on the first Saturday last May, it was big news for the comedian’s fans both locally and outside of Southern California.

  • 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.