International anti-death penalty advocate and author Mario Marazziti recently traveled to the Los Angeles area from his native Italy to discuss his new book, “13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty,” at a series of local events hosted by Catholics Against the Death Penalty Southern California and other organizations.
Stephanie Packer has her husband’s name — “Brian” — tattooed on her wedding finger. She had that done because, due to her multiple ailments, her fingers swell.
“We would have had to have the ring cut off by now, and I didn’t want that,” she says. It was her first tattoo.
More than 1,000 students, parents and alumni from Loyola and other area Catholic high schools volunteered across the city at 150 different service sites during an historic “Day of Service.”
Eight years ago, Karyme Lozano came to Los Angeles, like so many, “looking for the Hollywood dream.” In Mexico she was a veteran of popular telenovelas and movies. She was also a single mother who wasn’t practicing the Catholic faith she grew up with. She didn’t even believe in marriage.
“We are all descendants of the Armenian Genocide. My grandparents were survivors,” Gharibyan recently told The Tidings. “It’s so heartbreaking to imagine what happened to all the Armenians that were massacred."
The Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., as the 16th president of the university after a nationwide search, effective June 1.
Lou Holtz will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast Sept. 15 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
On March 25, the California State Senate Health Committee approved the physician-assisted suicide bill with a 6-2 approval vote and one absent vote. The Judiciary and Appropriations Committee voted 5-2 to approve the bill April 7. It will need the support of the full California Senate to become law.
In observance of National Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, the offices of Victims Assistance Ministry and the San Fernando Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will present a special rosary for healing and protection on Tuesday, April 14 at Incarnation Church in Glendale.
More than 10,000 people attended Easter Masses at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles, welcoming a record number of new Catholics who were baptized during the Easter Vigil.
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