Pope Francis sets two teenagers on path to canonization

Pope Francis has issued decrees advancing the Causes of two teenagers who heroically lived the Christian virtues. At a meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, the Pope signed a decree recognising the heroic virtues

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2018-07-09T09:08:37-08:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |1 Comment

“Our Lady of Stono” depicts individuals who played prominent role in black Catholic history

It’s surprising how the term “conventional wisdom” eventually turns out to be an oxymoron. For example, it’s conventional wisdom that blacks from Africa who had been enslaved and shipped to America became Catholics only after arriving.   Wrong. Many had been

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2018-03-02T14:32:01-08:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Meeting scheduled on sainthood cause for Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria

A much-anticipated meeting by officials of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles into the Sainthood Cause of Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF has been confirmed for November 17th. This milestone begins the study by experts into the life, writings, and ministry of

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2017-09-28T10:42:29-08:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |9 Comments

Vatican tightens rules for verifying miracles

The following comes from a September 23 Catholic News Agency article by Hannah Brockhaus: Changes to the regulations for confirming alleged miracles during the causes of saints aim to preserve the scientific rigor of the examination and maintain its distinction

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2016-09-26T11:11:12-08:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , |3 Comments

Remembering Mother Teresa’s visit to LA’s Skid Row

The following comes from a September 1 Angelus article by Clara Fox: On the eve of the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, many residents of Los Angeles are remembering how the Albanian nun’s special love for people helped transform

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2016-09-02T11:54:30-08:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |2 Comments