Arsonist's fire destroys St. John Vianney Church After celebrating the Saturday evening vigil Mass April 16 in the O'Callaghan Parish Center --- some 40 yards away from the burnt-out shell of St. John Vianney Church, which was set ablaze by one or more arsonists just 17 hours earlier --- Archbishop José Gomez pledged his support to still stunned parishioners, saying he looked forward to being at the dedication of their new church in Hacienda Heights.
St. John Vianney Church: A 'commitment to excellence' The parish dedicated to the renowned confessor St. John Vianney, the 'Cure of Ars,' was established in 1965 and two years later the founding pastor, Father James O'Callaghan broke ground for the permanent church.
Blessed John Paul II: A Litany of Saints As the Church celebrates the Easter Vigil and the singing of the Litany of Saints, The Tidings this week presents a list of the 483 saints whom soon-to-be-beatified Pope John Paul II canonized.
Making Saints In official Church procedures there are three steps to sainthood: a candidate becomes 'Venerable,' then 'Blessed' and then 'Saint.'
Sisters Servants of Mary have much to celebrate in 2011 It's shaping up to be a banner year for the Sisters Servants of Mary Congregation. The first week of April, Pope Benedict XVI signed a decree for the Oct. 29 beatification of Servants of Mary Sister Maria Catalina, an early member of the congregation founded in Spain in 1851 to care for the frail, poor and dying.
Expressing 'God's creativity': Student artwork at Cathedral The spiritual aspects of Holy Week and the Easter season are themes of a unique art installation at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, representing the first time young artists from the Los Angeles Archdiocese have been invited to share their creative vision.
Richard C. Dunn, leading real estate broker, dies at 84 Funeral services will be held April 25 at St. Andrew Church for Richard C. (Dick) Dunn, scion of a three-generation Los Angeles commercial real estate brokerage dynasty, who died April 15 in Pasadena from an inoperable brain hemorrhage.
Archbishop says church doesn't fear truth about Pius XII in WW II Addressing the continuing controversy over Pope Pius XII's actions during World War II, Archbishop Timothy Dolan expressed sympathy before a Jewish audience April 12 at researchers' 'present frustration about the pace of opening the Vatican Archives' from that period.
Virginia bans abortion coverage in state health insurance exchanges Virginia became the seventh state to bar abortion coverage from being offered by private insurance companies through the new state-run health insurance exchanges that were mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the sweeping health-reform law passed last year by Congress.