The man suspected of killing Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell in his Hacienda Heights home pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing March 22.
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Bishop O’Connell’s Legacy: ‘He Brought Us All Closer Together’
There was an instance at the March 2 memorial Mass for Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell that Gregory Warner realized wouldn’t have happened in years past: the Knights of Peter Claver and the Knights of Columbus came together as an honor guard for the casket.
Bishop O’Connell Ministered Even ‘To The Margins’ on L.A.’s Skid Row
At a street corner outside San Julian Park in the heart of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles on March 2, homeless people line up outside a bright yellow food truck to receive what will likely be their only hot meal of the day.
Bishop O’Connell’s Work Is Not Done, Nephew Says At Funeral Mass
Speaking to more than 3,500 people gathered for the funeral Mass of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, his nephew, also David O’Connell, took the opportunity to urge everybody to “pick up where he left off and to carry the example that he set” of compassion and caring.
L.A. Singer Honors Her Friend, ‘Father Dave,’ In Song
“You were the light, peacemaker, and the joy of God.” That is how Catholic singer/songwriter Andrea Vicich remembers her good friend “Father Dave,” or as he’s more commonly known, Bishop David O’Connell, in a song she wrote and published in honor of the late Los Angeles auxiliary bishop.
Pope Francis Mourns ‘Tragic’ Death of L.A. Bishop David O’Connell
In a telegram sent following the murder of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell last month, Pope Francis praised the late bishop’s commitment to the poor and migrants and offered his closeness to the local community.
L.A. Faithful Remember ‘Humble’ Bishop Who Was Pro-Life Advocate
If Catherine Contreras had the opportunity to have one more conversation with the late Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, she would thank him for his unwavering support of pro-life advocates and for being a father figure to so many.
Slain Bishop Often Combined Humor and Faith in His Homilies
Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell had a gift for public speaking.
Bishop O’Connell Murder Suspect Confesses, Funeral Plans Announced
The suspect in the case, Carlos Medina, the husband of Bishop O’Connell’s housekeeper, has since admitted to murder, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón. He has been charged with one count of murder and a “special allegation” that he personally used a firearm.
Suspect Charged with Murder in Bishop O’Connell’s Death
Carlos Medina, the man accused of killing Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell of Los Angeles, was formally charged Wednesday with one count of murder and a gun charge by Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.