Kevin Theriault

Thumbnail catholicschools la A ‘hopeful and optimistic’ outlook on Catholic schools

  Ask Kevin Baxter what he thinks about the current state of Catholic schools and the response you hear is likely to contain the words “hopeful”...

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Thumbnail mother teresa bill donohue Answering Mother Teresa’s critics

Soon-to-be-canonized Mother Teresa was voted by Americans as the most admired person of the 20th century. She is a figure almost universally...

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Thumbnail cef alex chacon Catholic Education Foundation celebrates 30 years of funding Catholic education for low-income families

The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) is celebrating 30 years of making a quality Catholic education more accessible. The event will be held at...

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Thumbnail la catholic schools 2017 Class of 2017: Reflecting on successes of Catholic education, looking ahead to future growth

Kevin Baxter prepared to attend the graduation ceremony at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy in Downey on May 26 full of hope and excitement. This...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 274566236 "Creation's Call" prayer service seeks to unite through care for our common home

The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment, is an opportunity being taken by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’...

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Thumbnail deacons2 ‘Deacons wash feet’

Ramon Nuñez’ father told him, “If you don’t serve, you don’t know what you were born for.” He also put these words into practice. “When was I was...

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Thumbnail frank dipaola apollo From Hell to Hail Mary: A Cop’s Story

Retired LAPD detective Frank DiPaola never thought he’d be a guy who could connect with kids — they just weren’t his “thing.” He never imagined his...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 154250726 How to heal after a divorce

Her husband had left her and she felt lost. Like many experiencing divorce or separation, Julie Monell-Auzenne wasn’t sure where to turn for help....

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Thumbnail 20160301t1213 0456 cns la congress prejean Measure to abolish death penalty falls short: Californians vote to reform criminal justice, legalize pot

Father Chris Ponnet found himself grieving after the election. Not over candidate results, but for seeing his years of work to end the death...

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Thumbnail msgr. sal pilato  los angeles Msgr. Pilato celebrates 25th year as priest, prepares for sabbatical

Msgr. Sabato “Sal” Pilato celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination this year. He is also stepping down from the job that he has held for...

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Thumbnail earth day 2016 Our Common Home: A call for practical ways to respect the environment on Earth Day

Southeast L.A. County residents know well how pollution and environmental degradation alters the lives of many, especially those in low-income...

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Thumbnail nurturing sprout seedling Planting seeds

Planting seeds is an act of faith and hope - and an act of love. Planting seeds is an act of faith because the sower does not bring forth the...

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Thumbnail center procession 1 Procession will celebrate Our Lady of the Angels

Los Angeles was founded 234 years ago, on Sept. 4, 1781, with a Mass and a procession, calling out to the Blessed Mother for her protection of the...

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Thumbnail grad pic page 8 The Class of 2016: A future full of hope

We have once again passed through graduation season, the de facto start of summer. Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles...

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Thumbnail who designed the designer distributor1 The divine designer

Michael Augros saw a need for a fresh approach in the intelligent design debate. His new book, “Who Designed the Designer? A Rediscovered Path to...

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Thumbnail our lady guadalupe statue The history of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sometime in 1531 a young indigenous Mexica named Cuauhtlatoatzin converted to Catholicism and was given a new Spanish name: Juan Diego. He was one...

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Thumbnail contemplative prayer The Interior Life: How to be one through Contemplative Prayer

In 1941, Thomas Merton wrote “My Argument with the Gestapo,” a novel featuring himself as the protagonist wandering in a bombed-out London. The...

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Thumbnail the truth within the mustard seed The truth within the mustard seed

Jesus uses the tiny mustard seed to teach us spiritual truths. A seed so small that one would barely even notice it. The real significance of...

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