May 2, 2013
BURBANK - It was a battle of the Liberty League's top two teams, as well as the two most potent offenses in the league, when the Providence High softball team took on Faith Baptist on Thursday. While the Pioneers entered the contest averaging a league-best 19.5 runs in four games, the Contenders averaged nearly 16 runs in five games. However, while there wasn't a big discrepancy in the team's offensive numbers, the defensive numbers were vastly different, as Faith Baptist surrendered only two runs in its five games and Providence gave up 27. The Contenders' ability to limit their opponent's offense came into play Thursday when they held the Pioneers to just one hit. That helped Faith Baptist earn a 10-0 victory against Providence at Olive Park.
November 20, 2012
“Whatever our vocation in life, we can sow the seeds of faith by how we conduct ourselves and by keeping God present in our daily lives,” said St. Finbar Parish's pastor, Father Albert Bahhuth. “Our honorees serve as great role models for us.” Those honorees - Auxiliary Bishop of the San Fernando Region, the Most Reverend Gerald Wilkerson and Dr. Raul Mena, who serves as the director of the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center - were presented with 2012 Harvester of Faith Awards at the 10th annual Harvest Ball held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center last week.
July 1, 2012
“Good mornin', ma'am. Are you saved?” That question, delivered by a newly minted Christian proselytizer to an elderly devout Catholic, opens a seriocomic theological can of worms in “The Savannah Disputation” at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. In the Los Angeles premiere of Evan Harris' humorous and thought-provoking exploration of faith and the underlying complexities of human need that fuels it, Melissa is a young woman with a mission: to convert Catholics to her splinter fundamentalist Christian church.
May 18, 2012
CANOGA PARK — In reflecting back on its recently-concluded season, the Providence High softball team is perhaps least likely to remember a 16-0 road loss Wednesday to Faith Baptist in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division VII playoffs. That's because, despite yielding 14 hits and committing 10 errors, the Pioneers started the season with a slate of newcomers to the sport, yet still managed to finish as the Liberty League runner-ups while clinching an unlikely playoff berth.
November 1, 2011
For the ninth year, parishioners and supporters of the Saint Finbar Parish School gathered to bestow the Harvester of Faith Awards at their Harvest Ball fundraiser held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center this past Friday evening. This annual event, that raises funds to help the families and children of Saint Finbar Parish School who are in need of tuition assistance, also recognizes individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership, inspiration, motivation, compassion and dedication to the school and the parish community.
May 6, 2011
Authorities are searching for a man who police say stole a large amount of cash May 2 from the US Bank branch inside Pavilions Market at 1110 W. Alameda Ave. At 5:15 p.m., the man told the bank teller that he had a handgun inside his black backpack when he demanded the cash. The employees, fearing for their safety, handed over the cash, and the man was last seen walking out the front door, said Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada. According to surveillance video from the market, the man had stolen bottles of alcohol earlier in day on two visits.
May 22, 2010
?Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.? ? Leonardo da Vinci ? Faith comes in many forms, I believe. And in my search to find it in places unexpected, I?m learning a lot. I sat down with Steve Hines at Shaker?s for breakfast one recent morning to further my exploration. Steve?s an inventor, and I asked him what he had faith in. He handed me a photocopied page from Webster?
April 10, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is under increasing pressure to directly address the sex scandals rocking the Catholic Church worldwide. Questions have been raised about the actions of Benedict while he was archbishop of Munich. The latest reports from Europe are from Italy, where three men say they were abused as boys at a Catholic school for the deaf. “To the Point,” a news program on KCRW-FM (89.9), posed these questions: Is this a smear campaign, as the Vatican claims, or is it time for the pope to explain his actions, in the interests of restoring his dwindling credibility?
March 20, 2010
In a city where major film studios and production companies are the norm, small, independent films based on the Bible stories have a competition of their own. Contemporary scripts based on Bible verses will be presented at the eighth annual 168 Film Festival, slated for Friday at the Hope Theatre in San Fernando and March 27 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. More than 65 films were submitted from all over the world, including work by African, Indonesian, Mexican and Israeli film teams, and from 16 U.S. states.