• Transforming lives in Watts

     

    Grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, NY, have stirred up racial tensions across the nation. Los Angeles is no exception. In light of these developments, The Tidings brings you this special report on Operation Progress, an initiative to change the lives of children and adolecents in Watts. 

     

  • Thousands honor patroness of the Americas

    The faithful packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  • Filipino community prepares for Christmas with Simbang Gabi

    Simbang Gabi — Filipino for “Night Mass” — is an annual tradition held nine days before Christmas to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. 

  • Community gathers to honor the life of unknown citizens

    “They were children of someone, they were friends of others, they were related to others, they inspired us, they had questions and doubts, they had concerns about life and death.” — Father Chris Ponnet

  • Community remembers Sir Daniel’s legacy

    “Sir Daniel has touched the lives of countless people who have never met him or even known his name. His generosity and concern for so many organizations in so many aspects of Church life have made those organizations what they are today,” said Msgr. Sal Pilato in a rosary vigil eulogy he delivered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Sunday.

  • Sir Daniel

    Daniel Joseph Donohue, a Catholic philanthropist who supported Catholic high schools in low-income areas, backed programs serving the poor and was instrumental in the construction of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, died Dec. 3. He was 95.

  • ¡Que viva la Virgen! Thousands celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe at 83rd annual feast day procession and Mass

    Scores of young boys dressed as miniature Juan Diegos and little girls donning multi-colored hair ribbons and traditional Mexican-style dresses marched beside Aztec and Matachines dancers, indigenous drummers, mariachi musicians and everyday Catholics along Cesar Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles on Dec. 7 during the 83rd annual procession and Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  • A Christmas candlelight celebration brings back the true spirit of Advent

    ENCINO — Under crystal-clear skies and a full moon, Notre Dame High School students reenacted the events leading up to the Nativity. The first-ever “A Christmas Candlelight Celebration!” took place on the evening of Dec. 4 at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino. Students acted out important moments in the lives of Joseph and Mary, including the Annunciation, the Visitation, the birth of Christ and the Gifts of the Magi.

  • San Fernando religious ed coordinator to run NCCL

    At the annual fall meeting of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership on Nov. 21, the NCCL’s board announced that Margaret Matijasevic, San Fernando regional coordinator of Religious Education here in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, would be the national organization’s next executive director starting Jan. 5, 2015. Matijasevic — the first woman to head the NCCL, which was founded in 1967 as a result of Vatican II’s call for a more holistic catechesis — told members how just the week before a local religious educator had shared her faith journey over a meal. It was a story of discernment, with a deep seed instilling a sense of restlessness as God was preparing her heart for “newness.”

  • LA billboard aims for bold statement on persecuted Christians

    A new billboard campaign in Los Angeles leading up to Christmas is hoping to raise awareness of persecuted Christians both locally and around the world.

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Jean Beliveau, RIP

REV. RONALD ROLHEISER, OMI

Jean Beliveau was more than an athlete, though certainly he was a one-in-a-million athlete. The record of his achievements almost defies belief. He played in the National Hockey League for 20 seasons and retired with 10 championship rings. 

 

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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December 20, 2014

  • Saturday, December 20

    St. Margaret's Center Christmas Program, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Morningside High School (Cafeteria), 10500 S. Yukon Ave, Inglewood. St. Margaret's Center, Inglewood School District, Doorking, Inc., and Centinela Hospital Medical Staff invite you to join them as they create a holiday wonderland with Christmas surprises for more than 1,000 poverty-level children and their parents. (310) 672-2208. Click here for more information.

    Christmas Shop at Holy Grounds, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Monica Catholic Community, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 566-1500.

    Dancing Festival of Lessons and Carols, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Holy Spirit Retreat House, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino. A concert by Valyermo Dancers & Co., choreographed by John West. $15. Contact Sr. Deborah for more info, (818) 784-4515.

    Christmas Dinner Dance, 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 21433 Strathern St, Canoga Park. Tickets, $28. (818) 371-0473.

    Las Posadas, 7 p.m., Parish Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 600 W Mariposa St, Altadena. Posadas means “the inns” or “the shelters” in Spanish. A religious and social celebration, Las Posadas commemorates Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem and their search for shelter prior to the birth of Christ. We invite you to join us in a one-day celebration of this tradition. (626) 794-2046.

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