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Innovations, Old Lessons Go Hand In Hand In Education

It’s back to school time. And that means a new twist on the familiar laws of supply and demand. As a parent of school-age children, and someone who has taught in public schools, it’s clear to me that this generation of parents is among the most demanding in recorded history. And, in response,...

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False Choices

Now that the White House is engaged in open warfare with the media, the worst part isn’t the fake news. It’s the false choices. For instance, just because you don’t like the way that President Trump has been treated by the media doesn’t mean you support the chief executive. And just because...

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Trump Splits The Baby On Immigration

Faced with the difficult decision of what to do about DACA and DAPA, the Trump administration split the baby. The good news: This seems like a fairly reasonable approach. The acronyms may sound the same but the programs they represent are actually quite different. And the flawed one shouldn’t...

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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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Having ‘The Talk’ With Kids … About Racism

As the parent of three children under the age of 13, I certainly don’t look forward to having “the talk.” In fact, I outright dread it. And I don’t scare easy. I can handle talking to my kids about sex, finances, God, death.  But there is still one topic that gives me pause: racism. And...

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So-Called Sanctuary Cities Have No Teeth

Welcome to the national debate over so-called sanctuary cities. “So-called” because, from my vantage point — as the son of a retired cop and someone who has written about immigration for 25 years — there is no such thing as a sanctuary city.  Now, I know you’re hearing the term quite a bit...


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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 Journey Toward God, One Step At A Time

We’ve all heard that joke about the man who was forced by floodwaters to climb onto the roof of his house. Professing his faith in the Lord and convinced that he’d be saved, the man turns away rescue attempts from good Samaritans in a rowboat, a speedboat and a helicopter. Eventually, the...

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Everyone Is Worried About The Dreamers

Well, not everyone. Some people believe that anyone who is in the country illegally should be removed — period. But there is worry within the wide swath of America that believes six things — that immigrants are the country’s life’s blood, that we ought to reward positive behavior, that it is...

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25 Resolutions

I’ll be turning 50 later this year, si dios quiere (if God so desires, as my mother would say). Those years represent their share of pain, plenty of mistakes, a dash of wisdom and many lessons learned the hard way. To usher in 2017, here are 25 resolutions that may just lead you to better...

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After The Election, Are We Listening?

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” So goes the iconic line from the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke,” courtesy of the “Captain,” a cruel prison warden played by Strother Martin. That character could have been talking about America today, after one of the ugliest and most toxic...

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Reconciliation After The Election

Our next season must be one of reconciliation. What’s been ripped apart must now be put back together.  Whoever is elected president on Nov. 8, it’s frightening to think about what comes next and imagine what our country will look like going forward.  Rarely has an election left behind such...

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Changing America: 15 Truths About Immigration

Thanks to an election year that has produced more heat than light, the immigration debate is back. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that it never really went away.  In the late 1700s, the arrival of German immigrants was met by hostility from Englishmen like Benjamin Franklin who worried...

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The Narrow Gate Of Good Character

When you’re forced to go without something, you really begin to value and appreciate it. That’s true with food, water and shelter, but also with character. It’s my job to follow every punch and counterpunch, every eruption and disruption of this year’s presidential campaign, and lately I’ve...

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Fourth Of July

This Fourth of July will be unlike any other. While Americans usually greet the holiday with a blend of pride and patriotism, this year many of us will approach it with a mixture of fear and anxiety.  Even before the recent decision by a majority of voters in Great Britain to leave the...