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  • As Omicron Surges, Catholic Schools Meet the Challenge
    January 19, 2022  |  In The News, The Latest  |  

    As public-school teachers in places like Chicago and New York balked at returning to the classroom amid the Omicron variant surge, Catholic schools quietly continued to do what earned them high praise — and often, enrollment increases — earlier in the pandemic.

  • LA Filipinos celebrate milestone anniversaries at Santo Niño Mass
    January 18, 2022  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    LA’s Filipino Catholic community had two very special dates to commemorate this weekend — the 35th anniversary of the feast of Santo Niño, the “Divine Infant Jesus,” and the ongoing celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.

  • Filipino community in Los Angeles celebrates 500 years of the Santo Niño de Cebú
    January 17, 2022  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News, The Latest  |  

    Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles said Mass Sunday in honor of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines, celebrating the feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú.

  • LA Catholic middle-schoolers win big in national art contest
    January 12, 2022  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    Christmas came early for a local Catholic school seventh-grader.

    Jacob Cruz of St. Philomena School in Carson traveled with his family to Washington, D.C., where he was named one of two grand prize winners Dec. 3 in an annual Christmas artwork contest sponsored by the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA).

  • The Church’s best kept secret
    January 12, 2022  |  The Latest  |  

    I have been reflecting on Pope Francis’ message for the annual World Day of Peace and the challenges we face as we emerge from the pandemic.

    January 4, 2022  |  In The News, The Latest  |  

    On Dec. 12, 2021, in his weekly Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis said: “Faith is not an abstract theory, a generalized theory; no! Faith touches us personally and transforms each of our lives. Let us think about the concreteness of our faith….Brothers and sisters, let’s find something concrete and do it!”

  • Santa Barbara family’s special Nativity scene invites people back to church
    December 21, 2021  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    This time of year, Nativity scenes are standard components of almost every church’s Christmas setup. But there is nothing standard about the Nativity scene at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Santa Barbara, where a dedicated parishioner has, quite literally, lit up the church with his own culturally inspired creation.

  • LA Archdiocese sues LAUSD, alleging it kept federal funds from Catholic schools
    December 20, 2021  |  In The News, The Latest  |  

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the United States, arguing that legal action is necessary to force the district to take the appropriate steps to restore federal funding for low-income and disadvantaged students who attend Catholic schools.

  • ‘Las Mañanitas’ musical tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe, welcomes season at LA cathedral
    December 12, 2021  |  In The News, The Latest  |  

    The feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12, got off to a rousing start on Saturday night, Dec. 11, with indigenous and folkloric dancers and seasonal treats in the plaza outside of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

  • LA: Inmigrantes honran a la Guadalupana
    December 10, 2021  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    Son las 4:30 de la mañana y el Padre Julio Ramos llegó a la Iglesia de la Soledad y la encontró revestida de niebla. Era el domingo 5 de diciembre y la calle César Chávez frente a este icónico templo del Este de Los Ángeles, se empezaba a llenar de pasos, susurros –en inglés, español, en náhuatl- y de llamativos trajes, algunos con plumajes exóticos y coloridos. Luego se dejaron escuchar estrofas de cánticos, trompetas que se afinaban y tambores que empezaban a marcar el ritmo del corazón. Cuando el sol iluminó el paisaje urbano de La Soledad, una multitud rodeaba al Padre Julio y los olores de rosas recién cortadas, de café de olla, atole y chocolate caliente, ya eran parte de la escena vibrante en honor a la Guadalupana.