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Father Xavier Colleoni, Comboni Missionary, Celebrates Two Milestones

Father Xavier Colleoni, Comboni Missionary and priest at Holy Cross Church in Los Angeles, celebrated his 90th birthday and the 65th anniversary of this ordination in 2017. Father Xavier was born in Bergamo, Italy in 1927 and for 65 years he has served as a  Comboni Missionary. He currently...

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Sister Nancy Munro, CSJ: Passionate About The People Of God

The first time I saw Sister Nancy Munro was in 1992, when she was principal of St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, speaking at a Catholic education assembly on a subject I can’t much remember. I only remember how she ended her message: with a stern upbraiding of a previous speaker who had attempted...

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Pilgrim Fátima Statue Visits Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels

On the morning of May 14, marking a weekend that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first Fátima apparition and the canonization of two of the Fátima children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels welcomed the pilgrim Our Lady of Fátima statue, which...

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Ventura Softball Star: Encountering Christ Through Service

To a pitcher, a little situation like bases loaded, full count and trying to protect a one-run lead in the late innings is no big deal — not if you’ve been doing this since you were 8 years old. And not if, like St. Bonaventure High School pitching star Jessica Gomez, you’re aiming for a...

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Marycrest And The Measure Of Worth

What are you worth? That question can be answered chemically, financially and socially. Chemically, the compounds that make up the human body are worth less than $5. Financially, we can assess our value in terms of cash and debts. Socially, we could consider Facebook friends and real friends....

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Protect Your Family: Airbag Recall For Southern California

Vehicle manufacturers are conducting the largest safety recall in U.S. history after 11 people died from defective airbags that exploded like “grenades, spraying metal shrapnel inside the passenger compartment,” according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation. This...

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Ramona Convent STEM Department Co-Chair Receives Fulbright Award

A STEM department co-chair at Ramona Convent Secondary School will travel to Finland as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching program, receiving the rare opportunity to study at Finland’s universities, observe classes and complete an educational program. Aulikki Pekkala-Flagan...

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Parishioners Mourn The Sudden Loss Of Father Leo W. Alberg, Age 56

Parishioners of Incarnation Church in Glendale are grieving the loss of Father Leo W. Alberg, who died suddenly on April 20. He was 56 years-old.  Father Alberg was ordained to the priesthood in 1991 and served the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 25 years. “He was a good priest, friend and,...

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Catholic Education Foundation Celebrates 30 Years Of Funding Catholic Education For Low-Income Families

The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) is celebrating 30 years of making a quality Catholic education more accessible. The event will be held at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Thursday, May 11, 2017, and honor Dr. J. Mario Molina with the CEF Cornerstone of the Community Award and Alex Chacon,...

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May Day Marchers Hope For Bridges, Not Walls

Well before 11 a.m., the time when the May Day march would begin, participants began approaching the corner of Wilshire and Alvarado, in front of MacArthur Park. Despite her small stature, 79-year-old Petra Ramírez firmly held a sign that read, “Build Bridges Not Walls.” Together with other...

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Relics Of St. Padre Pio To Visit Los Angeles

This year the relics of St. Padre Pio are touring the U.S., and will stop at St. Andrew Church in Los Angeles on May 18-19. The relics will be on display for veneration between Masses in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of Padre Pio’s birth on May 25, 1887, and the 15th anniversary of his...

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Immaculate Heart School Honors Mary In May Crowning

The students of Immaculate Heart High School in Los Feliz gathered to sing Marian hymns and pray during Mary’s Day in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an event typically held on the first of May, the month of Mary. On April 28, student president Oona Holahan placed a golden crown adorned with...

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Sister Corinne Avila, Religious Sister For 72 Years, Dies At 93

Sister Corinne Avila, PBVM, a religious sister for 72 years, died at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco on April 19. She was 93. A native of Hanford, California, Sister Avila joined the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1944. After completing her...

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Father Thomas C. Anslow, Canon Lawyer For Archdiocese, Dies At 71

On April 28, Father Thomas C. Anslow, CM, died on April 28, after more than 40 years of service to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was 71-years-old. Father Anslow served as a canon lawyer beginning in 1996 and continuing until 2015, when he was forced by his illness to take a leave of...

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L.A. And The Episcopacy: A Unique Quartet

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...