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FOCUS Expands To 15 New Campuses This Year

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has announced that it will expand to 15 new campuses for the 2017-2018 school year. This brings the total number of campuses with a FOCUS presence up to 137. “I firmly believe God has called me to share this great joy He has given me...

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Archbishop Gomez: Make Oscar Romero's Mission Your Own

The 100th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero was a time for Los Angelenos to reflect on the martyred Salvadoran bishop's virtues and how his vision can be made a reality today. “One hundred years after his birth, Blessed Oscar Romero still inspires us for his humility and courage – for his love...

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Blessed Oscar Romero’s Canonization News: A Timeline

Many of us Oscar Romero fans were sent on an emotional roller coaster this week. Here’s my timeline as it happened: Monday, 10:35 a.m.: I’m scrolling through my Twitter feed during some down time at work and see a breaking news story from America Magazine with the headline “Oscar Romero...

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US Catholics To Mark 50 Years Since Navy Chaplain's Heroic Death

A Mass and a documentary premiere are among the events marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno, the decorated Navy chaplain who was killed seeking to provide the sacraments to ambushed Marines in the Vietnam War. Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of...

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In Christ, Mary Brings New Joy And Meaning To Mankind, Pope Says

On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble. “Carrying Jesus, the Madonna also brings us a new joy, full of...

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Holy Snakes! A Marian Feast Day's Strange, Stunning Miracle

Every year, on the Orthodox feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, a monastery on a Greek island experiences a miracle – dozens of snakes come to 'venerate' an icon of Mary.   In a phenomenon that has reportedly been happening for hundreds of years, black snakes begin appearing on the Greek...


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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.

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The History Of The Assumption – And Why It's A Holy Day Of Obligation

Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday – and the mystery behind it – has its roots in the earliest centuries of...

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Selfies For Mary? How A Catholic Art Project Engaged The World

In an effort to draw the 'selfie generation' to Marian spirituality, the Pauline Fathers of Doylestown, Pennsylvania collected photos from dozens of countries around the world for a mosaic of Our Lady of Czestochowa. “In history of Our Lady of Czestochowa, it was a tradition to offer to her...

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Trust In Christ – Not In Horoscopes, Pope Francis Says

On Sunday Pope Francis repeated a message he often has, warning against putting one's trust in horoscopes and fortune telling rather than Christ, who is the only true security that gets us through times of trial and darkness. Pointing to how Peter begins to sink when walking toward Jesus on...

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Our Lady Of Kazan And Mary's Affinity For Russia

One hundred years ago, at the height of a cultural about-face in Russia, Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Portugal, predicting and encouraging prayer for Russia's conversion. Years later, a well-known and beloved Russian Orthodox icon known as Our Lady of Kazan, commonly referred to...

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Liturgy: Illumine Our Hearts And Heal Our Memories – Catholic-Lutheran Shared Prayer

On Oct. 31, 1517, the German Augustinian monk Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. Luther’s theses challenged certain teachings, practices and abuses of the Church in his day. From that moment in history, decades of religious, political, intellectual...

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Is It Weird That Catholics Venerate Relics? Here's Why We Do

“We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular '80s Church hymn, based on the words of 1 Cor. 12:12.  While we are one body in Christ, if you happen to be a Catholic saint, the many parts of your own body might be spread out all over the world. Take, for example, St....

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Emergencies And Baptism: Will Soda Water Do?

A red pickup truck was overturned by the side of the road. The driver lay on the grass, thrown clear of the vehicle, crumpled, bleeding and unresponsive. A young man pulled his car off the road and sprinted to the side of the dying man.  He called 911, then rushed back to his car and grabbed...

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Pioneering Missionary Bishop To China Considered For Beatification

A cardinal who helped change Catholic missionary work in China is now a possible candidate for beatification.  Cardinal Celso Costantini became the first apostolic delegate to China in 1922. The situation in China was particularly complex in the wake of European colonialism and the end of the...

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This Priest Preserves Iraqi Culture Found In Historic Manuscripts

As Iraq and surrounding areas face the destruction of many of the region’s archaeological treasures, one priest and his fellow Dominicans are preserving the area’s history and culture through an archive of Christian and other religious manuscripts. “First, we save them (the manuscripts)...