Saints in the heart of LA

Archbishop José Gomez to graduates of Marymount California University: "It is amazing how many saints have walked these same streets that we do, and watched the sunrise and the sunset from these same beaches and mountains"

Editor’s note: On May 6, Archbishop Gomez accepted an Honorary Doctorate and delivered the commencement address at Marymount California University in Los Angeles. The following is adapted from his remarks. His complete address is available at ArchbishopGomez.com. My friends, you are graduating from a great Catholic university in a city that is named for God’s holy angels. That … [Read more...]

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Three cardinals and an archbishop

Quartet of Los Angeles-born-raised-and-educated priests share unique link to the Catholic hierarchy

Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer of San Francisco, who died May 2, was part of a quartet of Los Angeles-born-raised-and-educated priests who shared a remarkable and certainly unique link to the Catholic hierarchy. For rarely, if ever, has a single region produced so many future bishops in so short of a time period. The four --- born within 14 months (and 30 miles) of one … [Read more...]

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Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina to tour the United States

Will be in Los Angeles May 18 and 19 at St. Andrew Catholic Church

Relics of the renowned 20th century mystic and healer, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina – better known as Padre Pio – will be touring several Archdioceses and Dioceses in the United States of America, between May 6 and May 21, and from September 16 to October 1, 2017. The relics will be on display to the public between liturgical celebrations in the following Archdioceses and … [Read more...]

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LA archdiocese sued over cemetery care

Lawsuit alleges grounds of San Fernando Mission Cemetery in poor state, grave markers either missing, damaged or covered in overgrown weeds

Two Orange County residents are suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, alleging that a Mission Hills cemetery has misused maintenance funds and left their family's gravesites in ruins. Jodi Howard and William Howard, whose relatives are buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, filed the class-action suit March 21 after they had difficulty finding … [Read more...]

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LA priest to be honored at Notre Dame University commencement

Father Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, will receive Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 172nd University commencement ceremony on May 21 (Sunday). “For nearly 30 years, Father Boyle has served men and women … [Read more...]

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LMU president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

Week-long seminar helped faculty gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of the Jesuit university; no reason for cancellation yet

Since the time of Father Thomas P. O’Malley, S.J., the President of LMU has sponsored a week-long summer seminar for faculty to help them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of LMU. This annual event, sponsored since 1996, once provided a collegial setting in which to explore an aspect of LMU’s ethos as a Catholic, Jesuit-Marymount university.   It was one of … [Read more...]

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‘A physical manifestation of the act of practicing love’

'A physical manifestation of the act of practicing love'

Any Yelp-savvy person looking for a coffee shop in the midst of USC’s surrounding urban streets may be lured by extensive positive reviews and a four-and-a-half star-rating to a little café dozens of reviewers call “an oasis.” Located behind St. Agnes Korean Catholic Church, the Ignatius Café is very easy to miss. Located near the bustling intersection of Adams Blvd. and … [Read more...]

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