• HOLY LAND: Where saints have walked before us

    It’s easy to slip when walking the Via Dolorosa in Old City Jerusalem, especially if it’s raining. The stones are so worn down, so smooth. So many pilgrims over the centuries have followed in the Lord’s footsteps, contemplating his Passion.

  • San Fernando Congress: Encountering and sharing joy

    Expressing solidarity in their shared ministry of witnessing Christ to students, a group of nearly 40 parish catechists and elementary school teachers from St. Didacus in Sylmar were among hundreds attending the San Fernando Religious Education Congress Sept. 20.

  • USCCB: Govt. report confirms bishops’ concern on abortion coverage

    A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) “confirms the U.S. bishops’ longstanding concern about abortion coverage” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), said Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

  • St. John’s celebrates its 75th

    Exactly 75 years to the day it opened, St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo celebrated its diamond anniversary Sept. 12 with a special Mass in the Seminary Chapel. Archbishop José Gomez presided; Father Leon Hutton, St. John’s vice rector, gave the homily; and seminarians sang the “Salve Regina.”

  • San Diego bishop remembered for Christian example in life, death

    San Diego’s late Bishop Cirilo Flores was “a man of the Beatitudes” with a deep affection for the people of his diocese, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said at the bishop’s Sept. 17 funeral Mass.

  • Pro-life training: ‘Look at everything through clients’ eyes’

    From a young age, Abby Johnson possessed a deep-seated desire to help women in need. As an adult, that led her to a career with Planned Parenthood, where she became a clinic director and attempted to serve women in crisis — despite a growing sense of unease about the organization.

  • Ordinati Day: ‘Honoring the priesthood’

    Looking out at the audience of Serra Club members, clergy, religious and laity attending the 64th annual Ordinati Day Luncheon celebrating recently-ordained priests, Father Juan Ochoa shared a secret from his days as a new seminarian attending Juan Diego House.

  • Kathleen Kim: Advocate for exploited immigrants and trafficked victims - PART I

    Kathleen Kim’s parents immigrated from South Korea. So the 39-year-old professor at Loyola Law School — who Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed to the Los Angeles Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD, last year — grew up with a bedrock family immigrant identity.

  • ‘Dolphin’ film raises students’ compassion, faith awareness

    Immaculate Conception eighth grader Alicia Noemi Lopez had never seen the 2011 film “Dolphin Tale” about an injured dolphin fitted with a prosthetic tail. But the story particularly resonated with her when she saw a screening of the movie along with fellow students Sept. 11.

  • ‘Cool 2B Catholic’ Youth Rally: Finding the fun of faith

    To make sure that the “Cool 2B Catholic” Youth Rally lived up to its name, organizers moved the inspirational talk/music jam from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Plaza to a large meeting hall at the Cathedral Conference Center when outdoor temperatures were predicted to be near 100.

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A love that embraces every life

Archbishop José H. Gomez

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