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  • 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.

    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 …

  • ‘Cesar Chavez’: A stirring biopic
    March 20, 2014  |  Around the ADLA, The Latest  |  

    “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero,” director Diego Luna’s latest production, is a moving biography of the late civil rights activist, labor organizer and co-founder, with Dolores Huerta, of the United Farm Workers Union.

  • Youth at Congress: ‘Never Alone, Forever Accepted’
    March 20, 2014  |  The Latest  |  

    When she was younger, Lily Dougalas thought of faith as believing in God as someone with a large scroll who knew what was going to happen when and how. Now, the high school junior from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hermosa Beach views her Catholicity differently.

  • In Anaheim: A Church ‘afire with hope’ at Congress
    March 20, 2014  |  The Latest  |  

    Near the end of the weekend celebration that is the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, 17 people came to the altar in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena to receive a special blessing from Archbishop José Gomez.

  • Archbishop Gomez marks three years of service to Los Angeles
    March 12, 2014  |  The Latest  |  

    An audience of around 20 crowded onto the small set for the March 7 broadcast of “Diálogo de Fe,” a monthly Spanish-language radio and television program hosted by Archbishop José H. Gomez.

  • From babysitting to mentoring future engineering students
    February 26, 2014  |  The Latest  |  

    High school students learn from their college peers during Viva Technology Student Day BY DORIS BENAVIDES At age nine, Danielle Villar began babysitting to support …