R.W. Dellinger

Thumbnail yes on 62 ‘Do they deserve death?’: Diverse coalition kicks off ‘Yes-on-62’ campaign

“In 1978, my dad and I worked very hard to pass the Briggs initiative, which is today’s death penalty law here in California,” his son Ron Briggs,...

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Thumbnail bishop o connell vacaville Riding to Folsom with a bishop

Saturday, June 25, 1:29 a.m. The white chartered bus with dark trim around its tinted windows pulls into Holy Family’s parking lot in South...

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Thumbnail pamela wells ‘I couldn’t fall asleep’

During one bad stretch when she was homeless for almost 5 1/2  years, Pamela Walls, 57, remembers how she didn’t take a shower for eight days. “I...

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Thumbnail homeless women la L.A.’s ignored homeless

One of the most troubling stats that somehow got buried in the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s report on SoCal’s homeless in January has...

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Thumbnail easter vigil baptism los angeles ‘Jesus Christ is the one who brings us together’: Msgr. Kostelnik, founding pastor of the culturally diverse cathedral, leaves legacy of ‘no one is less than’

One of Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik’s favorite stories about the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels — which he’s pastored since even before its great...

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Thumbnail p1110481   02 ‘Hey, Reverend’: Father Mike Kennedy: Jesuit serves body of Christ for 50 years

At Father Mike Kennedy’s 50th jubilee celebration as a member of the Society of Jesus, Father Michael Engh, president of Santa Clara University,...

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Thumbnail elementary santa teresita Summer thoughts at Santa Teresita

On a recent Friday, the principal of Santa Teresita School was leading Jazmin Islas, Daniel Valenzuela and Aaron Rocha along with this scribe...

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Thumbnail skid row la Corrected homeless count not ‘good news’

On May 4, the city-county agency that is charged with counting the homeless here in the Southland released its January 2016 count with much fanfare...

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Thumbnail nun circus vargas altar CIRCUS OF FAITH: A ‘ministry of presence’

On May 19, a half-hour before noon, Sister Dorothy Fabritze came through the ceiling-to-floor drapes into the big blue tent. It was set up a week...

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Thumbnail santa cruz 2016 1 Santacruzan and the Flowers of May: Filipino community celebrates the Virgin Mary

On May 14, the Filipino Catholic community of Los Angeles gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for two traditional celebrations of...

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Thumbnail sr. mary sean hodges High praise for research — and researcher’s passion

“I think being locked up for a long time produces PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” says Sister Mary Sean Hodges. The Dominican Sister of...

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Thumbnail kristenbell1 A mission to sow mercy in California’s prison system

“Good morning,” says Kristen Bell, smiling and shaking the hand of a Latina with her hair pulled back into two twisted braids. The girl, wearing...

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Thumbnail immaculate conception elementary First grade musings at Immaculate Conception

“I know you haven’t finished first grade yet. Miss Murphy told me you’ve still got May and part of June to go. But first grade is a really...

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Thumbnail 20160302t1411 027 cns ireland easter rising pearse Easter Rising executions led to ‘new spirit’ of rebellion

“Easter Rising.”Doesn’t ring a bell?Don’t feel bad.For starters, the Rising happened in 1916 — right in the middle of World War I. So it was a...

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Thumbnail afganistan father george  Healing hearts and minds from trauma

What comes to mind when one thinks of Tai Chi meditation, Pal Dan Gum exercises, visualization, energy tapping modalities and other seemingly...

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Thumbnail sister judy vaughn Creating a life: Sister Judy’s life at Alexandria House

“It’s starting. We’re starting,” calls out Sister Judy Vaughn, walking out of the kitchen at Alexandria House, a transitional home for homeless...

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Thumbnail human trafficking  phillipines Human trafficking account: The Philippines: Escaping twice from domestic servitude

In her black leather jacket, rag-knit sweater, tight pants, three-inch heels and oversized tinted glasses, Lorena Barrios, 54, looks like a lady of...

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Thumbnail sister desire findlay. Change of habit: The struggle of African American sisters in the U.S.

Sister Desiré Findlay teaches dance, religion and Spanish at all-girls’ Pomona Catholic High School here in the archdiocese. Six months ago, she...

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