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Why Catholic Mass Is ‘A Little Taste Of Heaven’

Paula Huston, an award-winning author, converted to Catholicism in her middle aged years, and sees and hears Sunday Mass in a way cradle Catholics might not. In her 2016 book “One Ordinary Sunday: A Meditation on the Mystery of the Mass,” the Arroyo Grande, California, writer looks at the...

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St. Junípero’s Camino: A Mission Pilgrimage Guide For Catholics

El Camino Real — variously translated as “The Royal Road” and “The King’s Highway” or “The Way of the King” — are words found on small signs seen along the Hollywood Freeway (101), especially as one heads north. The signs appear on metal shafts on the side of the road, made to resemble shepherds’...

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Book Report

A few years back, Woody Allen’s stand-up routines from the early 1960s were released and they are worth a listening. One joke in particular always stuck with me. It’s simple and absurd — Allen’s medium. Riffing on the topic of the then-popular speed reading movement, Allen tells a nightclub...

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Why This Priest Isn't Afraid Of Christianity's Waning Influence

New York City, N.Y., Jun 30, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA).- With Catholic proposals to literally head for the hills in response to Christianity's ever-lessening influence in secular culture, the leader of a global ecclesial movement has a provocative statement: This is actually a great time for the...

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Fr. James Martin's LGBT Book: Where It's Strong, Where It Falls Short

Washington D.C., Jun 29, 2017 / 01:10 pm (CNA).- There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity,” and given the topic, it’s understandable...

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In Book Foreword, Pope Francis Calls Corruption A 'cancer'

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2017 / 11:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis, in a foreword to a work by Cardinal Peter Turkson, has said corruption infects the world like a cancer, and the Church must combat it by working together with society, infusing it with mercy. “We must all work together,...


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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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To Meet God We Need Silence, Cardinal Sarah Says

Rome, Italy, May 25, 2017 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a presentation for his new book on Wednesday, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that not only does the Church need silence, but the act of being in silence and of listening to God is efficient, in its own way. “We have seen we must talk, we...

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Benedict XVI Praises Cardinal Sarah As Great 'spiritual Teacher'

Vatican City, May 18, 2017 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an afterword to a book on silence and prayer recently authored by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Benedict XVI praised the prelate as a spiritual model given the depth of his interior life, saying the liturgy is safe in his hands. “Cardinal...

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‘Great Catholic Parishes’

I’m waiting. My back pockets are parked firmly in a seat they’ve occupied weekly for 25 years. It’s a place as comfortable and familiar as I figure we get in this life. “If you would please join us in singing Psalm 27.” The music starts. It’s not the traditional choral music I heard as a...

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New Book Collects Mother Angelica's Reflections On Suffering

Birmingham, Ala., Mar 31, 2017 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A new book released by EWTN Publishing offers spiritual advice and insight on suffering and spiritual burnout from the late Mother Angelica. The work is composed of six “mini-books” written by Mother Angelica, which had previously been...

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Raymond Arroyo's Books Are Having An Astounding Impact On At-Risk Kids

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Raymond Arroyo has an impressive resume. He’s a New York Times bestselling author several times over. He’s an award-winning journalist and producer. And his weekly EWTN show, The World Over Live, reaches more than 350 million global...

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Dorothy Day, As Seen By Her Granddaughter

New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement whose cause for canonization has been opened, is the subject of a new book by her own granddaughter, Kate Hennessy. “My grandmother and my mother really thought carefully...

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Archbishop Chaput On His New Book About Life In A Post-Christian World

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 21, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia's new book, released on Tuesday, takes a hard look at how Catholics in the United States can live their faith in a public square which has become post-Christian. CNA recently spoke with...

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Pope Lauds 'courageous' Witness Of Abuse Victim Who Chose To Forgive

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2017 / 02:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his preface for a book written by a survivor of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis once again lamented the “monstrosity” of the act, calling the author, Daniel Pittet, courageous for his willingness to forgive his abuser and to share his...

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Want To Get Close To Your (Heavenly) Mother? Check Out This Book.

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan 22, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Catholics, it’s fairly par for the course to be questioned by non-Catholics about the Blessed Virgin Mary at some point. And that’s probably because the Catholic Church has a lot to say about her. Church teaching holds that Mary was...