Two bishops sent a letter to President Barack Obama, asking for executive action "to protect undocumented individuals and families as soon as possible, within the limits of your executive authority."
For the five Sundays of Easter this year, members of the Neocatechumenal Way from all across the Los Angeles archdiocese and the San Bernardino and Orange dioceses took the good news of the Gospel to the public squares of Southern California.
In what the movement calls the "great mission," members volunteered to reach out to people in a public area -- perhaps the parking lot of a shopping center, perhaps in a park -- and invite them to a 75-minute gathering that included prayer and testimony from people walking "the Way," for short, as well as a group dialogue and catechesis.
The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church taught attendees how to respond to people with mental illness and how to spread the help.
A day-long conference will be held on mental health and the church, sponsored by the Diocese of Orange, Calif., and Saddleback Church.
Candelaria Pizano was leading the Pennies From Heaven campaign at her parish and waiting to learn whether she had been given an extension to stay in the United States.