A Letter From Cambria

My dear friends: Like me, you may have been deeply saddened, upset, and even angered by the further revelations published in the LA Times earlier this week concerning the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the priest sex abuse scandal.  More painful and difficult revelations are likely to follow with the release of the 20,000 pages of documents by the Archdiocese sometime in the next few weeks.   Statements from the Archdiocese concerning the released documents can be accessed at http://www.la-archdiocese.org/Pages/default.aspx. The …

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The Road To The Diaconate: Ignatian Prayer

I attended the January 19 diaconate formation class by myself  this month as Candy was needed at the Get on the Bus (GOTB) information meeting held on the same day. The meeting was at Alamany High School in Mission Hills and we followed the usual format of Spiritual Direction, Morning Prayer from the Divine Office, book reports (on a spiritual book of our choice) before lunch.  Afternoon session was a prayer service, class instruction, and additional book reports. I’d like …

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At the Welcome Center this Sunday 1/27/13

The Holy Family Gay and Lesbian Outreach provides a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for gays and lesbians, as well as the parents of gays and lesbians, to be heard and to celebrate their love and acceptance in the Catholic Church.

Quizzes for the Diaconate Couple

The January 5th Diaconate Formation Class was again held at the Alemany High School, Mission Hills. This class followed the usual format of Spiritual Direction, Morning Prayer from the Divine Office, a quiz, and lunch.  After lunch there was a prayer service, class instruction, concluding with Psalms written by our fellow class participants. We thought we might explain how the quizzes are used as part of the diaconate process. There are a number of quizzes given each of the five …

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