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A Melkite Greek Catholic church will be elevated to the title of cathedral in Los Angeles, making it a co-cathedral with the Eparchial Cathedral of the Annunciation in Boston. The Eparchial Bishop of Newton, Nicholas J. Samra, will celebrate the solemn inauguration of the soon-to-be-cathedral, St. Anne Melkite Greek Catholic Church, on Aug. 1 at 4 p.m.
On June 14, the Catholic Church of St. Bede the Venerable celebrated Mass in honor of Msgr. Antonio Cacciapuoti’s 25 years of priestly service.
Catholics suffering from failed relationships or the loss of a spouse are invited to join in a daylong workshop on July 18 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. The Separated, Divorced and Widowed Ministry will host the event.
Parents joined in protest against the unhealthy food marketing campaigns targeting children at the “Through Our Own Eyes” photo exhibit. Members of St. Francis Medical Center’s Choose Health L.A. Kids hosted the event June 16.
An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being.
Religious freedom is absolutely necessary to implement the teachings of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato Si, said the U.S. bishops’ domestic justice spokesman on Independence Day.
“Why in the world is the Vicar of Christ coming to me?” said Father Paquito, when asked how he would receive Pope Francis when he visits him in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
The organizations of Franciscan missionaries serving in the Holy Land have requested prayers for the safe return of Father Dhiya Aziz, who was abducted by militants in Syria on Saturday.
For me, it is always powerful to hear our Holy Father speaking and praying in his native Spanish. And during this pastoral journey, he is inspiring me with his strong words about the family, and his passionate call for a society that reaches out to the lonely and the hurting and works to promote human dignity for every person.
Information Evening for 2016 Holy Land Pilgrimage, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Center-Fireside Room, 1226 W Santa Cruz St., San Pedro. Father Mike Grieco will host an information evening to answer your questions regarding the Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus pilgrimage, April 4-15, 2016. Father Grieco will be joined by the Group Coordinators, John D’Isacco and Mary Hornickel. (310) 466-3820, email@example.com.