- Dec 14, 2019
Seventeen years ago, Father David Bedrossian had to flee Syria, leaving his home, his brothers and sisters and his parishioners. Since leaving, six of his family members were killed and his beloved church was ransacked. He now works at a parish in Los Angeles, where he welcomes refugees escaping the country he left behind.
Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles isn’t just any bishop, but one of the most influential prelates in the U.S. and, arguably, the world, seeing himself as a “bridge” between the Americans and a tribune for Hispanic/Latino issues in the States, especially immigration.
The number of cardinal-electors, meaning those eligible to vote for the next pope, is getting low enough that the time is drawing near for a new round of picks — and although an American seems plausible, under Pope Francis all bets are off in terms of where the cardinals might come from and who they might be.
God moves in mysterious ways — particularly when it comes to Los Angeles real estate. And few transactions have proved more mystifying of late than conflicting attempts by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles — and a group of nuns under its supervision — to sell an 8-acre hillside
In 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in a vision to the peasant Juan Diego, on Tepeyac Hill near Mexico City, and charged him with asking the bishop to build a church on that spot. In 2014, many believers make pilgrimages to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe. Look at all