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Vatican court finds no proof of abuse claims against Los Angeles priest

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A Vatican court has "definitively determined and ruled" that no allegations of sexual misconduct of any kind alleged against Msgr. Richard Loomis, a Los Angeles priest, have been proved.

The ruling was announced in a statement issued Saturday by Office of the Vicar for Clergy of the Los Angeles archdiocese.

The ruling came "after 10 years of exhaustive investigation and canonical trial," it said, adding that Loomis "has always professed his innocence."

Los Angeles archbishop unveils mobile app to help pregnant women

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Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has launched a digital app intended to offer resources, support and prayers for women and girls facing crisis pregnancies.

The unveiling took place Jan. 22, the 41st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion nationwide.

LA archbishop: Driver's license law shows commitment to immigrants

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A landmark measure granting California driver's licenses to people who are in the country illegally represents an important commitment to immigrants, said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez.

The archbishop said he hopes the bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday, will lead the way to comprehensive immigration reform in the United States.

Latino leaders urged to put the Gospel in action at their workplace

Peter J. Coulchinsky arrived in the United States from Argentina in 1986 as a young man seeking a law degree. As his time in the U.S. lengthened, the more he decided he wanted to stay.

There was just one problem: He had only a student visa.

After graduation, however, he eventually obtained a green card, then his naturalization and an American passport, a goal for immigrants of many nationalities. Today, 27 years later, the Argentine global wealth adviser works at a financial services firm, Texas Legacy Wealth Management in San Antonio.

'The Bible,' 'Bones,' 'Flight' due honors at Catholic media awards

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Catholics in Media Associates celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Mass and film and television awards ceremony April 14.

The Oscar-nominated film "Flight," the long-running police drama "Bones" and the hit television miniseries "The Bible" will receive honors at the event.

An open-air Mass will precede the luncheon and awards ceremony in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles.

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