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The problem was daunting — to train 3,800 nurses in the rollout of the new electronic record system at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank along with four other hospitals in Southern California.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church will host the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Claremont church. All are welcome.
St. Francis Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation serving the needs of the homeless and near-homeless in downtown Los Angeles. The Center’s mission is to serve extremely low-income residents in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi.
This coming Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, Holy Innocents Church in Long Beach will celebrate a long-standing and valued parish tradition by offering free hot meals for parishioners and members of the surrounding community.
By nearly all measurements, St. Mel Parish in Woodland Hills would be considered a small parish. With only 2,500 families, St. Mel’s is about half the size of other parishes in the area. As small as it may be, this parish is big in heart, with representatives from many different languages and cultures.
Beneath the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, are deep-rooted societal conflicts that are boiling over, say local leaders, and the Church has an opportunity to be at the forefront of reconciliation.
Pope Francis in his weekly general audience said that the Church on earth is on a pilgrimage to heaven guided by the Lord, who will lead us to the fullness of joy and truth at the end of time.
Late last year, Pope Francis announced that starting Nov. 29-30 — the first weekend of Advent this year — and ending Feb. 2, 2016 — the World Day of Consecrated Life — would be a “Year of Consecrated Life.” The term often brings to mind priests belonging to religious orders such as Jesuits, Franciscans and Dominicans along with sisters (women religious) and brothers.
I remember visiting the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador with Jesuit Fathers Paul Locatelli and Steve Privett in 1988 and speaking with Father Ignacio Ellacuria, the president of the university. Father Ellacuria used the word coyuntura countless times during our lengthy conversation.