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Happy Campers Grateful For Miraculous Rescue From Whittier Fire

The first thing you noticed at the Friday afternoon press conference was the size of the Whittier Fire camp. It stretched the length of Dos Pueblos High School up in the foothills of Goleta outside Santa Barbara. A village of pup tents had sprung up, but no one was coming in or out of them. Were...

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Affordable Housing May Soon Get $75 Million In Funding Thanks To Efforts Of Interfaith Organization

This summer could mark the beginning of more affordable housing for the city of Los Angeles — where the housing shortage and skyrocketing rents have reduced many families, veterans and undocumented residents to homelessness or stranded in shelters. On July 16, members of One LA-IAF (Industrial...

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Looking Ahead: NBCC Pastoral Plan For Action

The 12th National Black Catholic Congress concluded in Orlando, Florida, on July 9 with the participating 2,000-plus delegates committing to the principles outlined in the new Pastoral Plan of Action. The pastoral priorities include: > We believe the Holy Spirit, who is Lord and giver of life,...

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Archbishop Presents Prayer Requests Before Miraculous Image Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated a Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City during the first archdiocesan pilgrimage with the archbishop to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During the July 8 Mass, the archbishop presented hundreds of prayer requests asking for the...

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Local Catholic Leaders Reflect On Extraordinary Convocation

I didn’t know what to expect. From the very first session it was clear that this was no ordinary conference gathering. This was an event that would have the potential to transform the Church from within so it can carry out its mission of being more effective in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus...

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SOAR! Awards $1.2 Million In Grants

This year SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious) awarded $1.2 million to 70 religious congregations to assist aging Catholic sisters, brothers and priests. These grants will be distributed to 70 Catholic religious congregations of men and women in 18 states, as well as the District of Columbia 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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Catholic Musical Group WAL Ministers Through Melody

Los Angeles praise band WAL – short for “We Are Loved” – designed its latest record with Mass appeal. The young adult Catholic parish youth and music ministry coordinators who make up WAL recently released an EP based on the Mass, says Matthew Leon, vocalist. Formerly known as The Jacob and...

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Bishop Gallegos Venerable And Beloved By Many

It’s been nearly 26 years since Auxiliary Bishop Alphonse Gallegos’ funeral at Sacramento’s Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, but his nephew Rey vividly recalls the fellow who came up to him that day with his family. “He told me, ‘Your uncle saved my marriage and my life,’” Rey Gallegos said with a...

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Catholic Summer Camp Mixes Faith And Fun For Teens

Catholic teenagers will soon be getting together near Los Angeles to enjoy the typical pastimes of summer camp — karaoke nights, volleyball and scavenger hunts — but interspersed between these activities, the young people will also learn how to grow deeper in their faith, become better citizens...

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Shawna Pautsch To Become Head Of Rosary Academy

Rosary Academy in Fullerton recently announced the appointment of Shawna Pautsch as their new head of the school. Following an extensive search, the selection committee agreed that Pautsch, a previous faculty member at the school, was the most uniquely qualified. Pautsch has served as a social...

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Loyola High School Celebrates Ordination Of Two Alumni

Loyola High School in Los Angeles is celebrating the ordination of two of their alumni after both men entered the priesthood within a week of each other. School officials say they are “thankful for this extraordinary blessing to our community.” On June 3, Robert Waldeck McGowan, 35, was...

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Relevant Radio And Immaculate Heart Radio Complete Merger

Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio have announced the completion of their merger. The organization’s legal name is now Immaculate Heart Media, Inc. broadcasting as Relevant Radio. The merger (officially announced on Oct.13, 2016) received final approval by the Federal Communications...

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Graduating Eighth Grade: A Melancholy Moment

Try to remember: You’re an eighth-grader during the last week of May. Two weeks from graduation. Something you’ve only dreamed about because, you know, it just seemed so far away. Yeah, your big sister did it a few years ago. But that was different. So now it’s your turn. You’re so excited...

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Upcoming Cathedral Event To Help Support Widowed, Divorced/Separated Catholics

Valentine’s Day turned into a nightmare for Bob and Laura Altieri in 2014. Laura was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Inoperable. Incurable. “We fought the good fight, but five months later she passed,” said Bob, now a widower after 56 years of marriage. Bob...

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San Gabriel Mission: The Legacy Continues

Graduating senior Sylvia Camacho followed in her mom Cecilia’s footsteps in attending San Gabriel Mission High School. A well-rounded student who excels in almost everything she does — from being a writing intern to directing films, from starring in plays to singing in choir — Sylvia exemplifies...