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An app developed by Catholic Extension helps sisters to address the spiritual and mental health needs of Latino immigrants in their neighborhoods.
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This is the South Central Los Angeles church where 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, grew up singing in the youth choir, taking her sacraments and reciting her poetry.
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Latino voters this election season were instrumental in helping flip the state of Arizona blue for the first time since 1996, but in Florida and Texas more Latinos than expected voted for President Donald Trump.
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Catholic churches in California have been resuming baptism, First Communion and Mass services outdoors after a series of COVID-19 closures shut down indoor church services in most of the state.
Social-distancing dividers for students at St. Benedict School in Montebello, Calif., on July 14, 2020. (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)
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Private and public schools alike will not be allowed to reopen their campuses if they are located in counties that remain on the state’s monitoring list.
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California Native people prayed at a makeshift altar before activists took down the statue of Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan credited with spreading the Catholic faith but also seen as part of an imperial conquest.
Father Miguel Rodriguez sets a relic on the tomb of St. Junipero Serra during Mass at the Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016, the day the Spanish missionary and founder of the California mission system was cannonized by Pope Francis in Washington. (CNS photo/Michael Fiala, Reuters)
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While Serra is credited with spreading the Catholic faith across what is now California, critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans.
A vandalized statue of St. Junipero Serra in San Francisco is seen June 19, 2020. The Spanish Franciscan founded several missions in what is now California. (CNS photo/David Zandman via Reuters)
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The statue of St. Junipero Serra is the latest to be either defaced or forcibly removed by people protesting against monuments that depict the country's colonial and racist past.
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Founded in 1970, Los Angeles Catholic Worker is modeled after the Catholic Worker movement started by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1933 to relieve poverty.
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In a Jan. 24 notice, the administration threatened to cut off federal health care funding if California didn't comply with a law known as the Weldon Amendment.