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On Jan. 31, Southern California Renewal Communities will host a special teaching event. “Light Dispelling Darkness: The World Turned Upside Down” will feature Tidings columnist Robert Brennan, who has more than 20 years of experience writing in the television industry. The event will include a discussion of how film and television depictions of the occult and supernatural have confused the boundaries between good and evil, in addition to other topics in spirituality today and a Q&A session with SCRC president Dominic Berardino.
Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, an advocate on social issues, will be the keynote speaker for a women’s symposium held by Ramona Convent Secondary School as part of their 125th Anniversary Celebration.
Sponsored by the cathedral’s music ministry as part of the “Music at the Cathedral” event series, Wednesday afternoons through February (excluding Ash Wednesday) will feature organ recitals and demonstrations. These performances will feature the cathedral organist and also special guests, including Curt Sather and Zoltan Varga.
Following nearly three decades of service, Sister Edith Prendergast, RSC, will be retiring as director of the archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, effective June 30. She will be succeeded by Father Chris Bazyouros.
A plan to reduce the number of Italian dioceses has been widely debated in the Italian bishops conference, and a first draft of the plan has reportedly already been given to the Congregation for Bishops and has undergone some adjustments.
Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, O.P. is working to preserve Christian manuscripts through digitization, recording a memory of Iraq's Christian past.
Disneyland is supposed to be the Happiest Place on Earth, not the place where you contract a highly contagious, once-eradicated disease.
There are many injustices in our society, but the most fundamental is the one we rarely acknowledge — this routine taking of innocent human life that goes on every day. So as we pray for these little souls, we pray tonight for our city, our state, and our nation.