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On Oct. 26, some 1,000 runners and walkers took part in the fourth-annual 5k run/walk at Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park to honor the memory of Conor Lynch. The Notre Dame High School cross-country runner was struck and killed on Oct. 19, 2010, jogging across Woodman Avenue near Addison Street while trying to catch up with his teammates during practice.
Joe and Rita Domond, parishioners at Our Lady of the Assumption in Claremont, continue to honor the memory of their son Jeff who was tragically killed in a car accident at the young age of 22 in 2004. The Domonds, along with other volunteers, bring hope to the people of Haiti via missionary work done through a non-profit foundation they established in Jeff’s name in 2005.
The Croatian Community of Greater Los Angeles will join together to celebrate the 100th birthday of their pastor emeritus, Monsignor Felix Diomartich. Msgr. Diomartich was the longtime pastor from 1950 until the 1990’s. The 10:30 a.m. Mass will be followed by a luncheon and tribute program honoring the monsignor in the St. Anthony’s Croatian Parish Center, 712 N. Grand Ave. in Los Angeles. Info: (626) 616-2976 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saints Peter and Paul Church in Wilmington will kick off the 150th anniversary celebration of the parish with a solemn Mass celebrated by Abbott Eugene Hayes, the superior of St. Michael’s Abbey of the Norbertine Order, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29. The service will be followed by the raising of the anniversary banner, announcements of future anniversary events, and a reception in the parish hall.
Christians who were forced from their homes in northern Iraq by the Islamic State this summer are a people whose soul is being destroyed, said a priest who visited Kurdish Iraq, where many have taken refuge.
A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis' recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a change in the Church's stance on the issue, the pontiff in fact said nothing new.
According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young people today don’t fully understand the nature of marriage.
Scores of lawyers, judicial and public officials, and other legal professionals were on hand at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels the afternoon of Oct. 21 for the 32nd annual Red Mass, celebrated by Archbishop José Gomez in honor of their “service to our society,” as the archbishop noted in his welcoming remarks.
All of us struggle, and we struggle in three ways. First, sometimes we struggle simply to maintain ourselves, to stay healthy and stable, to stay normal, to not fall apart, to not have our lives unravel into chaos and depression.