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Let Our Lives Be Good And The Times Will Be Good

It is said that the world measures time in hours and minutes, while the Church thinks in terms of centuries. That is true. But there is something else that is important in how we look at the world as Catholics: Catholics also understand that there is more to this world than meets the...

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Sunday Readings For May 20 & 21 -Sixth Sunday Of Easter

Jesus will not leave us alone. He won’t make us children of God in baptism only to leave us “orphans,” he assures us in the Gospel (see Romans 8:14-17). He asks the Father to give us his Spirit, to dwell with us and keep us united in the life he shares with the Father. We see the promised...

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A Message From Heaven: God Is The Only Way To Peace

Jesus said to his first disciples, and to all future disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.” But political leaders, governments, corporations and countless people seek the false and fleeting peace of the world which seduces the...

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Despair As Weakness Rather Than Sin

Classically, both in the world and in our churches, we have seen despair as the ultimate, unforgivable sin. The simple notion was that neither God, nor anyone else, can save you if you simply give up, despair or make yourself impossible to reach. Most often in the popular mind this was applied to...

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Top Vatican Scientist Calls On Scientists Who Believe To ‘Come Out’

There’s an episode of “The Simpsons” that pivots on the discovery of a fossil that appears to be in the form of an angel, which triggers a round of religious fervor until it’s revealed to be a publicity stunt for the opening of a new mall. This being America, the affair gave rise to a lawsuit...

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Corita Kent

The Center for Spiritual Renewal in Montecito was founded by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a community with an interesting history. Visiting there recently, I spotted a coffee-table book entitled “Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent.” Anyone who grew up in the New Hampshire...


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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 Rosary Is The Prayer For Our Times

Recently, the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about brain research. Researchers are finding that people who use a “personal mantra” — mentally repeating over and over a positive word or phrase that reinforces their values — tend to be calmer, feel more in control and are less...

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Doping Athletes

The use of performance-enhancing drugs by professional athletes not only leads to serious challenges in maintaining a level playing field in competitive sports but also raises broader ethical issues and concerns. Some of these concerns were highlighted in 2015 when the former world number one...

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Being Legalistic And Being Law-Abiding, And The Big Difference

In case you didn’t notice, Pope Francis thinks legalism is a bad thing—and that’s good news. For legalism, correctly understood, is opposed to authentic morality. The Pope returned to this theme, a favorite of his, in several recent homilies preached at his morning Mass in the Casa Santa...

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Sunday Readings For May 13 & 14- Fifth Sunday Of Easter

By his death, resurrection and ascension, Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us in his Father’s house. His Father’s house is no longer a temple made by human hands. It is the spiritual house of the Church, built on the living stone of Christ’s body. As Peter interprets the...

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An Extraordinary Book

Dorothy Day is alleged to have said: Don’t call me a saint; I don’t want to be dismissed that easily! A new biography by her granddaughter Kate Hennessy, “Dorothy Day – The World Will be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother,” will, I believe, go a long way in preventing anyone...

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The Perfect Gift Of Adoption

Motherhood is very much on our minds in the month of May — both the divine motherhood of Mary and the more prosaic version the rest of us experience. It is gladdening to honor the love of mothers — sacrificial, faithful and enduring — qualities that all our other loves should share.  But for...

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The G2 Gallery: Nature And Wildlife Photography

Smack in the midst of Venice’s über swank-hip Abbot Kinney Boulevard is a welcome oasis featuring nature and wildlife photography: The G2 Gallery. Founded in 2008, the award-winning G2 “facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of...

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Despite It All, Francis And Trump May Just Hit It Off

ROME - Pope Francis recently met with the Vatican’s communications brain trust, urging them to use “a little violence, but good, good violence,” in order to create new and more effective ways of getting the Church’s message across. If the Vatican really wants to think outside the box, here’s a...

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Saints In The Heart Of The Secular City

Editor’s note: On May 6, Archbishop Gomez accepted an Honorary Doctorate and delivered the commencement address at Marymount California University in Los Angeles. The following is adapted from his remarks. His complete address is available at ArchbishopGomez.com. My friends, you are graduating...