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Save The Date: Christian Service 4LIFE Rally At USC On Oct. 25

Archbishop José H. Gomez will lead an estimated 8,000 high school students from across the archdiocese at the 5th annual Christian Service 4LIFE rally at the USC Galen Center on Oct. 25.  The daylong event will feature music, inspirational talks and special guests, including featured speakers...

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St. Andrew Church Celebrates Our Lady Of Fatima

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary's apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, parishioners of St. Andrew Church led a Marian procession through Old Town, Pasadena Oct. 13. The procession was followed by a Mass celebrated by Bishop David G. O'Connell and all-night Eucharistic...

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St. Paul Athletic Duo Appreciate Catholic School Environment

They may play different sports at St. Paul High School — volleyball for her, football for him — but Hannah Tostado and Alexis Reyes share an important connection: their appreciation for faith, family and the opportunities of Catholic school education. “My whole life wouldn’t be possible...

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Catholic Doctor Of The Year Offers ‘Healing Component’ To Health Ministry

As a Catholic doctor of anatomic and clinical pathology for nearly four decades, Gary Pontrelli has had many opportunities to proclaim his faith in his practice. And so he does — but not by preaching. “It’s the day-to-day dealings and practice with my colleagues, the laboratories and the...

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Vietnamese Native Appointed Auxiliary Bishop Of Orange

Father Thanh Thai Nguyen, a priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine and a native of Vietnam, was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange on Friday. “I thank God for giving me the gift of life, protecting me in my faith journey especially from Vietnam to the Philippines to the United...

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Archdiocese Celebrates Respect Life Month Encouraging Prayer And Action

October is Respect Life Month and honoring the theme “Be not afraid. Be courageous for life!” the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is celebrating at parishes with the distribution of materials encouraging prayer and action based on the example of saints around life events such as pregnancy and...


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Since 1895, The Tidings has been telling the story of the Catholic Church — both here in Los Angeles and across the globe. On July 1, 2016, we transformed the Tidings newspaper into a multimedia platform, Angelus News.

Angelus is the weekly print “home” for, John Allen and his colleague, Inés San Martin. Nationally known Catholic journalists and essayists like Ruben Navarrette, Kathryn Lopez, Grazie Pozo Christie, and Mike Aquilina regularly contribute. Best-selling Catholic author, Dr. Scott Hahn, writes a weekly Scripture column for us. These voices complement key contributors like Archbishop Gomez, Bishop Robert Barron, Father Ronald Rolheiser and Heather King.

Angelus News provides national and worldwide reporting, stunning photography and a design that’s attractive to Catholics of every age. Features include: a weekly newsmagazine, a complete daily digital edition, social media channels and Always Forward, our weekday digital newsletter.

As the largest archdiocese in the United States, we have a great story to tell. Our parishes, pastors and community of faith are the core of our story. And Angelus News tells it well.


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Dominican Sisters In Hollywood … With Rosaries

A cloistered convent in the city of Hollywood may seem out of place — but even the stars of Tinseltown need to hide away and pray sometimes. Bob Hope, Debbie Reynolds and Norma Foster were old visitors to the white adobe cloistered convent that is situated just off the Hollywood Freeway, and...

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Archdiocese, Catholic Charities Hold DACA Renewal Workshops

On Sept. 27, Pope Francis launched a two-year worldwide campaign — Share the Journey/Comparte el Camino — to show solidarity with, and to reach out to, refugees and immigrants who have fled their homelands in search of safety and a better life. On the same day, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles...

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Inspiration For Athletic Success Begins At Home For St. Anthony Duo

Ask star student-athletes Alex Palacio and Tiare Jennings of St. Anthony High School about their primary sources of inspiration — and you’ll get almost the same answer. “My family and my coaches; they push me to be the best I can be,” grinned Palacio, senior free safety and co-captain of the...

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Millennial Priest

Father Martin Gonzalez is a millennial and a neophyte priest. He was ordained on June 3 by Archbishop José H. Gomez along with six other men for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. On July 1, the 30-year-old began his first assignment as associate priest of Immaculate Conception Parish in Monrovia....

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Archdiocese To Launch Series Of DACA Renewal Workshops In Los Angeles

Pope Francis will launch on Sept. 27 a two-year global campaign to strengthen the support for our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters, Share the Journey ( In response to this effort, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Los Angeles,...

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LeBron At Notre Dame HS? Believe It

A basketball legend, showing up unannounced at your high school? Two thousand miles from home? It happened Sept. 12 at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks when LeBron James — THE LeBron James — spent part of the evening working out in the campus gymnasium. “Thank you so much,” James tweeted...

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Catechists Commissioned And Sent Out In Los Angeles

Kelly McLoughlin was a teenager when she first began teaching catechism classes. She taught first graders how to make the sign of the cross, spoke to them about the Mass and helped them to love Jesus. Decades later, McLoughlin will have a new role: training catechists, who will then teach...

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Matthew Barriga: St. Francis’ ‘Gentle Giant’

Big man on campus? Well, at 6-foot-4-inches and 250 pounds, of course he is. But there is much more to Matthew Barriga than physical size, which is significant, or football ability. For one thing, this All-Angelus League senior lineman from St. Francis High School is an active member of the La...

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Decapitating History: The Case Of St. Junípero Serra

Viewing the blood-red paint splashed on the St. Junípero Serra statue decapitated in the wee hours of Sept. 10-11 brought to life in my mind a small, but telling incident in Serra’s life. Serra had crossed the border between Baja and Alta California on his epochal journey in 1769 and was just...