• From Aquinas to Serra: Bishop Robert Barron prepares for L.A.

    After spending most of his life and career in Chicago, Bishop Robert Barron is preparing to become a stranger in a strange land.

     

     

  • How Junipero Serra fought the death penalty for a California native

    Blessed Junipero Serra’s love for the natives of California extended even to those who killed one of his friends and fellow missionaries, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said in a summary of an early argument against the death penalty for a native Californian.

  • Day-long charismatic event at La Reina HS

    Matt Maher, renowned Catholic singer, and Paul J. Kim, charismatic Catholic speaker, will team up to host the 2015 Conejo Youth Fest on June 20. The youth ministries of St. Paschal Baylon Parish and St. Rose of Lima Parish are the organizers of the event.

  • ‘My Hope is Arisen’

    The latest recording of the St. Barbara Parish Choir and Schola is available for purchase at the Saint Barbara Parish offices.

  • St. Vincent de Paul welcomes new development director

    St. Vincent de Paul’s camp and retreat center welcomes Juan Arambul as their new program and development director. Arambul will take on this newly created role in a full-time capacity in June. The announcement was made on March 20.

  • Association of Catholic Student Councils receives $150,000 grant

    The Association of Catholic Student Councils (TACSC), a California-based Catholic, leadership program for junior high students, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the William H. Hannon Foundation.

  • Catholic college receives $8.5 million grant

    Thomas Aquinas College, a private liberal arts college in Ventura County, was the recent recipient of an $8.5 million grant from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation. The generous donation will go towards the college’s new lecture and concert hall.

  • Catholic Women’s association celebrates anniversary

    On Feb. 18, more than 60 members of the Young Ladies Institute (YLI) gathered in Ventura to celebrate their community chapter’s 75th anniversary.

  • New Textbook Launch

    On Feb. 26, the Louise M. Davies Foundation became the lead donor for the Catholic Textbook Project’s latest goal: four new Catholic history textbooks for grades 1 through 4.

  • Celebrating St. Patrick and St. Joseph

    St. Barbara Parish will host their 3rd annual St. Patrick/St. Joseph Day Benefit Dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. March 15 to raise funds for Notre Dame Elementary School and Bishop Diego Garcia High School.

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Voices

Intention deficit and its remedies

Father Ed Benioff

I keep coming back to the theme of intentional discipleship. It’s come up in the last two columns I’ve written — and that’s because it comes up repeatedly in my thoughts.

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April 30, 2016

  • Saturday, April 30

    Los Angeles Foster Care & Adoption Info Meeting, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Children’s Bureau’s Magnolia Place, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. To RSVP or for more information, call (213) 342-0168 or toll-free 800-730-3933. An information packet or application may be requested by filling out a request form at www.all-kids.org/program/foster-care/.

     

    Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Martyrs Church (St. Kateri Room), 624 15th St., Manhattan Beach. Session 1: Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief; Session 2: An Introduction to Stephen Ministry; Session 3: How to Care in a Distinctly Christian Way. Cost: $15 per person, or $50 per congregation (four or more). Register at stephenministry.org/workshop or call (314) 428 -2600.

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