• MCA Mass: ‘We all come together as a family’

    Colorful balloon arcs swayed in the cool morning breeze at the entrance to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Oct. 15 as more than 3,000 students from the Los Angeles Archdiocese (some skipping and hopping) entered to join in the nation’s largest children’s Eucharistic celebration.

  • Exide’s toxic waste found leaking from tractor-trailers

    “It’s just another sign of their lack of oversight. It’s just another sign. You know, they’re not going to do anything until the judge orders them to do something to fix up that place,” Msgr. John Moretta, pastor of Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights, was saying with some weariness in his voice.

  • Maryknoll Leadership Team includes Bishop Amat grad

    Four Maryknoll Sisters, including a Bishop Amat High School graduate, were elected as new leaders of the Congregational Leadership Team at its recent General Assembly. The new team, who will begin their six-year term of service in January 2015, are Sisters Antoinette Gutzler, president; Numeriana Mojado, vice-president; and Anastasia Lott and Teruko Ito, members.

  • Archdiocese celebrates silver jubilarian priests in 2014

    In 1989, Archbishop Roger Mahony was in his fourth year of heading the largest archdiocese in the country whose Catholic population was more than three million.

  • Loyola ‘Innocence Day’ panel addresses wrongfully convicted

    “The legal system failed each one of you. I’m part of that system. I don’t know if anyone has ever apologized to you — has said, ‘We are sorry for what has happened to you, personally.’ I think everybody in the chain of command that put you where you were should have the humility and the decency and the humanity to have apologized to you years ago.”

  • DCHS announces sale of St. Vincent, St. Francis hospitals

    The Daughters of Charity Health System’s board of directors last week approved the sale of its medical foundation and six California hospitals — including St. Vincent Medical Center, the first hospital established in Los Angeles — to Prime Healthcare Services and Prime Healthcare Foundation (Prime Healthcare) based in Ontario.

  • ‘Throughout the years it’s gotten worse’

     In 2011, 13-year-old Cynthia Abuede, an eighth-grader at Resurrection School in Boyle Heights, appeared in a documentary commissioned by California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) called “The Right to Breathe.” The film derived its emotional impact from the personal stories from people like Cynthia, who held up her drawing of the lead battery recycler Exide Technologies and her sister nearby coughing with asthma in the film.

  • Dia de los Muertos: Where faith and culture intersect

    Father Rigoberto Rodriguez has an indelible memory of his first “El Dia de los Muertos” (The Day of the Dead) celebration as an eight-year-old living in the Mexican state of Michoacán.

  • Cure for Cancer Mass: ‘What a treasure life is’

    For 79-year-old Maria Montes de Oca, a parishioner at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church in Los Angeles, every day is a challenge. But she faces each day with courage and great faith, according to her daughter, Maria Elena Rodriguez

  • White Mass: Celebrating ‘a noble calling’

    Jorge Francisco Carreon, M.D., is a seemingly tireless OB/GYN who sees patients at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and at his own clinic in South Gate. When he’s not delivering babies, Dr. Carreon — known for his admirable work ethic and leadership roles — serves on numerous boards and advisory committees. But the 70-year-old physician always makes time for faith and family.

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A bluebird day: Commercial fisherman Captain Geordie King

Heather King

Back in New England, my brother Geordie’s been a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years. He developed his passion for boats as a kid, out fishing and pulling lobster traps with my father.

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  • Saturday, October 25

    World Apostolate of Fatima Conference, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (noon Mass, Bishop Alexander Salazar presiding), Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A. (310) 890-7912.

    Our Lady of the Angels Region Congress, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Mary’s Academy, Inglewood; $. (310) 216-9587.

    “Sing to the Lord!” formation day for music ministers, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Star of the Sea Church, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard; $. (805) 469-6293.

     “Ethical Care at the End of Life,” seminar addressing end-of-life issues, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Ave., Ventura. (805) 642-6403.

    Holiday Boutique, to support Little Sisters of the Poor, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jeanne Jugan Residence, 2100 S. Western Ave., San Pedro. (310) 548-0625.

    St. Pius-St. Matthias Academy Open House, 10 a.m., 7851 E. Gardendale St., Downey. (562) 861-2271.

    Requiem Mass, for children lost to miscarriage and stillbirth, 10 a.m., St. Therese Church, 510 N. El Molino St., Alhambra. (626) 733-2297.

     “Mission Music,” with De Angelis Vocal Ensemble, 2 p.m., Mission San Juan Capistrano Basilica, 31520 Camino Capistrano,; $. [714] 928-9567.

    St. Philip the Apostle School Fall Festival, 2-10 p.m., 161 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena. (626) 795-9691.

    “Touch & Heal,” Cathedral Chapel  benefit concert, 4:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert, Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto HS, 2900 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles; $. (323) 930-5976.

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