Allyson Escobar

Allyson Escobar

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Becoming his witnesses: Reaching young adult Catholics through ...

Becoming his witnesses: Reaching young adult Cathol...

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Embrace trust in a thirsting, divided world, says Congress keynote speaker Msgr. Raymond East (Angelus News)

Attendees were invited to think about global solidarity and embracing full trust in God, who holds the world in his hands — aptly setting the theme for the Religious Ed Congress morning keynote given by Msgr. Raymond G. East, pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

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Farewell to Bishop Solis (Angelus News)

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles was a place of celebration, farewells and well wishes, as religious, deacons and lay faithful from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gathered for an evening send-off Mass for Auxiliary Bishop Oscar A. Solis on Feb. 1.

Youth Day at 2017 Religious Education Congress (Angelus News)

Nearly 12,800 teens from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, neighboring dioceses and beyond kicked off the 2017 Religious Education Congress with Youth Day, held all day on Feb. 23. Since the first Youth Rally in 1971 with then-Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Manning, thousands of Catholic and public high school students have packed the Anaheim Convention Center annually for an energizing day of fellowship, worship, engaging speakers and activities before the annual conference begins the following day.

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Simbang Gabi: Filipino tradition prepares the faithful to celebrate Christmas

Hundreds of Filipinos and non-Filipinos throughout Southern California gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles, for an Advent liturgy and parade procession, reflecting one of the oldest Christmastime traditions in the Philippines. The 14th annual Simbang Gabi Mass on Dec. 15 kicked off nine days of prayer for peace and unity in churches around the world, leading up to Christmas Day.

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Redirection, not suppression: Congress unfolds St. John Paul II’s theology of the body (Angelus News)

The groundbreaking work of Catholic authors, theologians, a pope and a saint inspired the third annual Theology of the Body Congress Sept. 22-25. A record attendance of adults, families and religious congregations gathered at the Ontario Convention Center for the congress, themed “Love, Mercy, and the Gift of Family.”