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  • Easter and the blessings of the Kingdom
    April 17, 2014  |  The Latest  |  

    We have a vocation to blessedness. This is what the Beatitudes of Jesus teach us.

    The path of the Beatitudes leads out from Christ’s empty tomb. We can walk this path because by his love Jesus conquered the hatred of sin and the corruption of death.

  • The beatitude of the persecuted
    April 10, 2014  |  The Latest  |  

    This Sunday we begin Holy Week. Our Lenten journey has led us to the final hours of Our Lord’s life, in which he suffered torture and death on the Cross.

    All through his ministry, Jesus had prepared his disciples for his Passion. He told them that he would have to suffer many things, that he would be rejected, insulted, humiliated and killed.

  • CEF Senior Mass honors 650 students
    April 9, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    The accomplishments of hundreds of graduating high school seniors — recipients of tuition assistance from the Catholic Education Foundation — were celebrated during a Mass April 9 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

  • Immigrants need mercy, justice, religious leaders at L.A. vigil say
    April 4, 2014  |  In The News, The Latest  |  

    Several of Southern California’s most prominent religious leaders gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Friday in a vigil for immigration reform, underscoring a growing interfaith effort to change the nation’s immigration laws.

    Several of Southern California’s most prominent religious leaders gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Friday in a vigil for immigration reform, underscoring a growing interfaith effort to change the nation’s immigration laws.

  • Interfaith clergy awareness of juvenile justice issues increases
    April 3, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    Community Bible Church’s Senior Pastor Ruett Foster shared his own story to help the teenagers he sat with at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall open up and talk about their own lives.

    And Imam Abuishaq Abdulhafiz, from the Islamic Shura Council, was awestruck by the maturity of the teenage girls housed in the only female unit at the Sylmar detention center.

  • A new approach to ‘Together in Mission’
    April 3, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    Together in Mission, part of the annual Catholic appeal in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, makes it possible for 37 parishes and 56 schools to continue serving their communities.

    “It appears to be off to a strong start,” said Anthony Sciacca, director of archdiocesan appeals, of the 2014 campaign. This year’s goal is to raise $15 million, money that would go straight to communities most in need.

  • The blessings of peacemaking
    April 3, 2014  |  The Latest  |  

    Jesus told us to expect the world we’re living in. “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars,” he told us.

    Our news is so often the tragic news of violence and conflict — in our homes, in the streets of our neighborhoods, in other nations.

  • Pope moved by little girl’s defence of immigrants ahead of Obama visit
    March 29, 2014  |  In The News, The Latest  |  

    A little Mexican girl sends out an appeal to the Pope ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with US President Barack Obama: Meeting Francis “was a blessing for immigrants. It is something we consider very important to our cause”

  • Prayers answered: Jersey’s undocumented father released from custody
    March 28, 2014  |  In The News, The Latest  |  

    Ten-year-old Jersey Vargas’ prayers have been answered. Her father, Mario, an undocumented immigrant detained for a vehicle code violation, was released from federal custody this afternoon in Louisiana.

  • PATIENT WAIT
    March 26, 2014  |  The Latest  |  

    Jersey Vargas patiently waits for her turn to talk to Pope Francis during today’s (March 26) general audience at St. Peter’s Square in Rome. The …