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  • Calif. Church, political leaders fast for immigration reform
    November 30, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 30, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez and local political leaders have held a 24-hour fast to pray for immigration reform and to remember families who are separated from each other at Thanksgiving.

  • Archbishop Gomez honors slain Salvadoran in LA ceremony
    November 27, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 27, 2013 / 01:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed a plaza dedicated to Archbishop Oscar Romero at a Los Angeles Park Nov. 23, praising the peaceful vision of the murdered Salvadoran archbishop.

  • Los Angeles archbishop, civic leaders announce fast for immigration reform
    November 27, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    On Tuesday, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez gathered a group of civic and labor leaders in a chapel at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to announce they will conduct a 24-hour fast between Dec. 1-3 in solidarity with the Fast for Families pro-immigration reform group, which is entering the third week of its fast on the National Mall in Washington.

  • In Boyle Heights: ‘First lead and now arsenic’
    November 27, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    “They have not been good neighbors,” reported Msgr. John Moretta. “And this is a reason to shut them down.”

    On this day, Dec. 18, the seasoned 72-year-old pastor of Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights had just received the good news: The California Department of Toxic Substances Control, in an emergency measure, ordered the Vernon car battery recycling plant that the pastor and other community activists, elected officials and residents had been battling for years to clean up its toxic lead and metal deposits.

  • Political leaders join LA Archbishop in 24-hour fast for immigration reform (photos)
    November 26, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    With the clock running out on immigration reform this year, a group of high-profile labor, faith and civic leaders from Los Angeles tried to bring urgency to the issue by joining a 24-hour fast.

  • Arzobispo de Los Ángeles ayunará por reforma migratoria
    November 26, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    Los Ángeles – El arzobispo de Los Ángeles Monseñor José Gómez anunció hoy su participación en un ayuno de 24 horas en solidaridad con los esfuerzos nacionales que presionan al Congreso para que apruebe una reforma migratoria antes de que finalice el año.

  • Catholic, Buddhist Leaders Hail New Driver License Law, Call on Washington to Expedite Immigration Reform
    November 26, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    “Driving is one of the basic necessities of life,” said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez at a rally held on the day of the signing at Los Angeles City Hall. “So this new law is going to make a big difference for millions of people in their everyday lives. It will make it easier for them to get to work, to go to school, to go the store, to get to church. This bill will make our families, our communities and our economy stronger.”

  • Monseñor Romero ya tiene plaza
    November 24, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    El Parque MacArthur ya tiene el honor de albergar el monumento que rinde tributo a la memoria de Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, quien murió defendiendo la justicia social en El Salvador, durante el conflicto armado en el pequeño país centroamericano.

  • NASA Map Helps With Philippine Recovery
    November 22, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    LOS ANGELES — Aid and reconstruction workers responding to the disaster in the Philippines now have one more tool to help them in their work. A map created by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows areas that suffered the most damage from Typhoon Haiyan. Scientists in Southern California created the map, which also is home to the largest Philippine-American community.

  • Students in Los Angeles Archdiocese raise money for typhoon victims
    November 18, 2013  |  In The News  |  

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles kicked off its “Prayers for the Philippines” fundraiser Monday to send relief to those struggling in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.