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Statement On The Death Of Archbishop John R. Quinn, Emeritus Archbishop Of San Francisco

Following is a statement from Archbishop José H. Gomez on the death Archbishop John R. Quinn: On behalf of my brother Bishops and the entire family of God here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I extend heart-felt prayers of condolence to Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and the faithful of...

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Only Connect

Way back in ancient history, before Match.com and Tinder, there was, at least in one part of Los Angeles, something we called “hotline.” The rumor was that the hotline was, in fact, a series of test numbers used by the phone company. The prefixes varied, but the final four numbers were always...

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The Sacrament Of Holy Orders My Friend Is Ordained A Priest

Recently I flew to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to attend the ordination, my first ever, of Timothy J. Smith. I met Father Tim, now 36, several years ago when he emailed me about a radio piece I’d done about my little brother’s punk band. Tim was a fan. We began a correspondence that flowered...

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In The Body Of Christ, We Meet As Friends

Editor’s note: On June 18, Archbishop Gomez celebrated the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. This column is adapted from his homily. Today we are celebrating the immigrant spirit that makes America great. America has always been a...

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Sunday Readings For June 17 & 18- The Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ

The Eucharist is given to us as a challenge and a promise. That’s how Jesus presents it in the Gospel. He doesn’t make it easy for those who hear him. They are repulsed and offended at his words. Even when they begin to quarrel, he insists on describing the eating and drinking of his flesh and...

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Beatitudinal Fatherhood: Dads As Living Examples Of The Christian Life In Family Life

Want to be the best father you were made to be? Live the Beatitudes, Greg Popcak writes in a new book, “BeDaditudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad,” adapting what Jesus announced on the Sermon on the Mount in the most practical ways for family life for fathers. “When we practice the Beatitudes...


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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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The Seamless Garment

John of the Cross teaches that within spirituality and morality there are no exempt areas. Simply put, you cannot be a saint or a highly moral person if you allow yourself a moral exemption or two. Thus, I may not allow myself to split off one moral flaw or sinful habit and see it as unimportant...

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Hope In The Face Of Tragically Common Violent Death

“Death Comes for the War Poets” is currently an experiment in verse that just so happens to be exactly what is needed about now. Even if thinking about death and war seems too overwhelming on the surface or too much of your existence already. I know, myself, I’ve officially asked God for a break...

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Budgets Are Moral Documents

The highly relevant quote, “Budgets are moral documents,” has been arguably attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. But if he didn’t coin that exact phase, he very well could have. Similarly he surely did say, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense...

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In Catholic Terms, Anyway, U.S. And European Ties Seem In Good Shape

VIENNA/LEIBNITZ, Austria — Right now, it doesn’t seem much like hyperbole to say the political relationship between the United States and Europe appears to be on the brink of unraveling. At the very least, ties across the Atlantic are facing serious new strains. This month, President Donald...

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Good Parenting Requires A Little Tough Love

My 10-year-old son recently handed down his sentence, declaring my wife and me “the worst parents ever!” Our crime? A new policy at Casa de Navarrette where we require that our three kids — our son and his two sisters, ages 12 and 8 — unplug from their brain-sucking electronic devices Monday...

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‘Light Upon The Scaffold: The Prison Letters Of Jacques Fesch’

Servant of God Jacques Fesch (1930-1957), a murderer who spent three years and eight months in solitary confinement, experienced a profound conversion before his execution by guillotine in a French prison. “Light Upon the Scaffold: The Prison Letters of Jacques Fesch,” edited by...

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Praying For Immigrants

On Sunday, June 18, we will celebrate our annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at our Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. In preparation for the Mass, throughout the archdiocese we have been praying a novena focusing on the needs of immigrants, refugees and human trafficking victims....

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A Church For And Of The Wounded: Sinners In The Need Of The Savior

“I know too many hurting Catholics,” Fr. Thomas Berg, a professor of moral theology and vice-rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary in New York, writes in his new book, Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics. Born out of his experience of crisis in his former religious order and his...

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Sunday Readings For June 10 & 11- The Most Holy Trinity

We often begin Mass with the prayer from the epistle: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” We praise the God who has revealed himself as a Trinity, a communion of persons. Communion with the Trinity is the goal of...