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LA archdiocese conference seeks to find ways to reach today's kids

To kick off the three-day workshop for the C3 Catholic Communication Collaboration (C3CON19), Los Angeles archbishop José H. Gomez said during his morning prayer that “the C3 conference is one of my priorities in the archdiocese. It is important

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2019-08-12T15:14:43-07:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |8 Comments

LA archdiocese offers first-ever passport workshop
State Department partnering with archdiocese for August 17 workshop at San Gabriel Mission

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (Office of Passport Services) will host a free Passport Workshop on Saturday, August 17 from 9 am to 2 pm at San Gabriel Mission.

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2019-08-11T20:21:17-07:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |1 Comment

LA archdiocese holds 5th annual City of Saints conference
Nearly 1200 teens from 55 parishes and schools attended event held on UCLA campus

Archbishop José H. Gomez and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education hosted the fifth annual City of Saints conference this past weekend on the campus of University of California, Los Angeles to offer teens an encounter with Christ

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2019-08-08T10:16:32-07:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Church life|2 Comments

Good news for pro-lifers
Budget plan hailed as “major victory for life;” federal bench will get new judges opposed by Planned Parenthood

The Senate confirmed a slew of judicial nominees and passed a budget deal this week, drawing praise from pro-lifers. “We’d heard that our Democratic colleagues across the Capitol were clamoring to take us backwards on the issue of life,

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2019-08-02T17:35:35-07:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |5 Comments

New church for Perris
Nearly 40 years in the making for St. James the Less

Nearly 40 years in the making, the parish community of St. James the Less in Perris finally celebrated the opening of its new worship space when Bishop Gerald Barnes blessed and consecrated the church on May 25. The new

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2019-07-29T19:00:27-07:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |6 Comments

Cathio financial app to make tithing easier
Will be a Catholic-owned platform, complete with Cathiocoin

You can pay for almost anything with your cellphone — coffee, rent, leases. While the nation moves toward a greater preponderance of digital payment, a question can be asked: What is to happen to the cash collection and church

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2019-07-24T20:26:36-07:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |7 Comments

Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says
The evangelization tool of choice? Social media

How to get religiously unaffiliated, or "nones," particularly young people, back to the Catholic Church is a top priority for our church, said Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles, chairman of the bishops' Committee on Evangelization and

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2019-07-09T17:55:35-07:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |13 Comments

Burglar ate church’s famous tamales during six-hour break-in
Thief also stole two TVs and two telephones from St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lamont

A man who broke into a church office in Lamont used a microwave to warm up and nosh on homemade tamales, then apparently relaxed for a few hours before ransacking the office and making off with TVs and phones.

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2019-07-04T19:05:48-07:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |3 Comments

Strapped stem cell agency winding down

The $3 billion California stem cell agency on Monday served up the bad news with only a smattering of sugar coating. No more applications for research funding are being accepted. The cash is running out, perhaps as early as

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2019-07-03T08:18:55-07:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |3 Comments

Priest twice convicted of possessing child porn still collecting a paycheck from Fresno diocese

A Catholic priest twice convicted of possessing child pornography in Merced County — and recently released from prison — has continued to receive checks from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno since he was first arrested nearly five years

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2019-07-07T18:07:29-07:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |4 Comments