LA Religious Ed Congress: A ‘here comes everybody’ vibe
The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress used to bill itself as the largest annual gathering of Catholics in the United States. But over the years attendance had dropped from the highs of 30,000 to 40,000 people to about half that — and that was before COVID-19. Similarly, there was a general sense that it wasn’t as “progressive” as it once had been, especially after the appointment of Archbishop José Gomez in 2011.
In life, LA bishop preached love for all. What would he have said in the moment he was killed?
There are soul friends in this universe, those always present through good times and bad. They lift you up. They listen. Defend. Celebrate your victories. They are willing to go to battle for you – or because of you.
Funeral del obispo David O’Connell: Sabía hablar a las almas
Obispos, sacerdotes, monjas, líderes y fieles… Cerca de 3.000 personas asistieron al funeral del obispo David O’Connell el viernes 3 de marzo. Un encuentro multitudinario que testimonia el fuerte afecto por el prelado.
Thousands turn out for funeral of LA bishop David O’Connell
Thousands gathered for the funeral of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop David O’Connell, who was shot dead last month, allegedly by the husband of his housekeeper in a dispute over money.
Why Does the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Have So Few Auxiliary Bishops?
Shock and grief were the initial reactions to the killing of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell. Beyond the horror of the brutal murder, however, lies a prosaic fact: With the death of Bishop O’Connell, the huge archdiocese faces an episcopal shortfall in one of the busiest seasons of the year for auxiliary bishops.
Miles de personas asisten a la Misa funeral por el Obispo O’Connell de Los Ángeles, quien fue recordado como “amigo del alma” de todos
El Obispo Auxiliar de Los Ángeles David G. O’Connell fue recordado como un hombre “dominado por la gracia” y “a gusto con peces gordos con influencia para hacer cambios y también con los peces pequeños que experimentan los cambios” cuando casi 5,000 personas asistieron a una Misa funeral en la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles el 3 de marzo.
Bishop O’Connell Ministered Even ‘To The Margins’ on L.A.’s Skid Row
At a street corner outside San Julian Park in the heart of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles on March 2, homeless people line up outside a bright yellow food truck to receive what will likely be their only hot meal of the day.
Friends and family pay tribute to beloved Bishop David O’Connell at funeral for murdered Irish priest
Around 5,000 mourners at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels heard from friend and fellow Irish priest Fr Jarlath Cunnane, who called Bishop O’Connell his Anam Cara, or ‘soul friend’.
A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent
When David O’Connell was named Auxiliary Bishop in 2015 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a press conference was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. It was my first year working at the cathedral, and we were already planning a major episcopal ordination for not one but three new auxiliary bishops: Joseph Brennan, Robert Barron, and David O’Connell.
Bishop David O’Connell’s funeral marked an end, but sparks new questions on next steps
Auxiliary Bishop O’Connell was adored by many, a fact reflected in the thousands of parishioners who attended three days of services in his honor last week, capped by a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles.