Priestly vocations in L.A. up from 8 to 26

At Juan Diego house of formation in Gardena

The following comes from a Sept. 3 story in the Angelus, Los Angeles online archdiocesan newspaper. (Photo: J.D. Long-García) ….Founded in 2003, the Juan Diego House [a house of formation for college-age seminarians for the Los Angeles archdiocese] has been run for the past eight years by Father James Anguiano. In 2008, Father Anguiano’s inaugural year as director of … [Read more...]

The proper place of abortion

Kathleen Domingo: ‘Every human life matters’

The following comes from a Jan. 22 story in the Washington Post. ….Last weekend, the five dioceses in Southern California held their first “One Life” event, a march and fair timed to this week’s anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide, and highlighting not only abortion but also homelessness, foster care and … [Read more...]

Another email for the L.A. archdiocese

The two-edged nature of charity

The following comes from a Jan. 14 email to Cal Catholic from one of its readers. Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development provided a $40,000 grant to the Inland Empire Sponsoring Committee through the archdiocese of Los Angeles, The president of sponsoring committee [Rev. Michael Fronk] performs same-sex marriages. The president is the pastor … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez and the email writer

Does OneLifeLA fail to make distinctions?

The following comes from a Jan. 9 email sent to California Catholic Daily. Dear faithful friend, I have appealed to my bishop and in turn, to several of his brother bishops and then their adjutants regarding the odd political focus by the Roman Catholic Church in California. My appeals are based on the scriptures and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Catechism. It … [Read more...]

Pro-abortion officials honored at L.A. cathedral

Ming Chin says we must follow Thomas More

The following comes from an Oct. 30 story in Los Angeles archdiocese Angelus News. [Cal Catholic editor: What Angelus News omits is that Gray Davis in 2003, while governor, was told by Bishop Weigand in Sacramento to stop receiving Communion because of Davis’ public support of abortion and that Ming Chin provided one of the two deciding votes in 1987 in overturning … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez taps new head of seminary

Former secretary to Cardinal Mahony

The first section of the following comes from a June 12 story in the Moorpark Acorn. The archdiocese of Los Angeles has appointed Monsignor Marc Trudeau to lead St. John’s Seminary as it continues its 75- year mission to educate and train Catholic priests from around the world for a vocation of serving the church. Trudeau, who was ordained in 1991 and graduated from St. … [Read more...]

Business as usual at L.A.’s religious ed conference

The following comes from a Mar. 17 post on Rorate Caeli blog site. This video is that of yesterday's Closing Mass for the Religious Education Congress of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, which took place from March 14 to 16 of this year. Making this Mass even more special was the presence not just of Cardinal Mahony -- who had been barred from public duties for all of one day in … [Read more...]

Los Angeles archdiocese: a brief history

The following comes from an August 23 story in the L.A. archdiocese paper, the Tidings. The history of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California can be traced to the early explorations of Juan Cabrillo in 1542 and Sebastian Vizcaíno in 1602. Accompanying these early explorers were the priests who celebrated Mass in various parts of the area until the actual founding of … [Read more...]

Second set of Los Angeles priest sex abuse files released

The following comes from an August 2 story on the Catholic New Agency. As the first set of religious orders' files on accused sex abusers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is released, one leading priest has urged prayer for victims and continued efforts for child protection. “Please continue to pray for the victims and their families and all impacted by this terrible … [Read more...]