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Life In Space

I am a child of the space age, literally. We were born the same year. Me in April of 1957 and Sputnik — the first man-made object launched into orbit around the Earth — a few months later in October. The technology of the early days of manned space flight coincided with the advancements in...

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The Making Of A Catholic Travel Documentary

Candid Camera, the show that caught video of unwitting people in bizarre situations, premiered in 1948 and is considered by most to be the birth of the reality TV genre. Today, the genre dominates a large corner of both regular and cable programming, with entire channels dedicated to reality...

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Spinning Out Of Control

There are times when I’m kind of sad my children are all out of the “puppy” stage … but this isn’t one of them. I speak of the newest (and hopefully briefest) new fad: the fidget spinner. Nothing embodies the frivolous nature of popular culture more than the periodic infatuation with a fad. I...

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The Doctor Is In

There’s a good reason the majority of the biggest box office films of all times are fantasies like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings etc…There are just times when we need a break from the grimmer elements of life in the 21st Century. During the height of the Great Depression Hollywood gave the...

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Travel Host Colleen Kelly: Passionate About Family, Fun And Faith

  There is a ritual that Colleen Kelly follows, well, religiously before filming each episode of her PBS television series, “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly.” It’s called prayer. “Before we begin filming,” said the Chicago-born-and-based host and born-and-raised Catholic, “my sister...

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Not Your Fault: ‘13 Reasons Why’ Is Not The Awareness We Need

On March 31, Netflix released a new streaming show that has gained increasing attention among young people. “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of Hannah Baker, a teenager who died by suicide. Before her death, Hannah secretly records 13 audiocassette tapes describing the reasons she is taking...


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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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Catholic Leaders Urge Extreme Caution For New Netflix Series

Denver, Colo., Apr 21, 2017 / 05:23 pm (CNA).- It’s only been out for a few weeks, but that’s enough time for “13 Reasons Why” to have become the latest teenage Netflix binge craze. Based on the 2007 young adult novel by the same name, “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of Hannah Baker, a...

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The L.A. Triumvirate

The Roman Empire can keep its First Triumvirate of Julius Caeser, Marcus Crassus and Gnaeus Pompey…We in Los Angeles had Chick Hearn, Vin Scully and Bob Miller. So take that you bunch of Patricians. Only now, after the news that Los Angeles Kings’ play by play announcer Bob Miller is hanging up...

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Harry Connick Jr. Says His Faith, Values And Career Are ‘Entwined’

There are few people in show business who have carved as unique a path on the pop culture landscape over the last 30 years as Harry Connick Jr., who has attained great success as a singer, songwriter, actor, pianist and “American Idol” judge. Yet his devout Catholic faith has also guided him...

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Harry Connick Jr On Faith, Family, Hosting A TV Show

Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 5, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Harry Connick Jr. has spent the last 30 years entertaining America as one of Hollywood’s most versatile talents: singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, and “American Idol” host. Now he’s the star of the daytime talk show “Harry”, which...

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EWTN To Launch New Weekly Pro-Life Show

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2017 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the eve of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., EWTN Global Catholic Network will launch a new half-hour weekly program focusing on promoting the culture of life. “EWTN Pro-Life Weekly,” a joint project of EWTN and the...

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Tilting At Antennas

Chivalry is not dead…It may be down for a mandatory eight count, but it isn’t finished, or at least I want to believe it isn’t finished. Following the television mini-series farce also known as the presidential election makes one wonder though. I vacillated about touching this third rail but a...

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Is Latin The Best Language? And Other Questions About Exorcism.

Indianapolis, Ind., Sep 27, 2016 / 05:02 am (CNA).- The new T.V. series The Exorcist, based on the horror film series of the same name from the 19070s, debuted on FOX on Friday, sparking another wave of fascination with the supernatural. In a recent article prior to the show’s launch, Lance...

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Bottom Of The 9th

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American worker stays at each job for 4.4 years. But for younger workers in the millennial category, that number is cut in half. It’s a little mind-numbing to consider the number of jobs any one individual is apt to have in a lifetime — and...

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The Little-Known Catholicism Of A 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Star

Krakow, Poland, Aug 10, 2016 / 04:03 am (CNA).- Clarence Gilyard is the seasoned Hollywood actor who kicked major bad-guy posterior as Chuck Norris' gun-slinging, karate-kicking deputy James Trivette on the hit 1993-2001 CBS series. The man is legitimate – especially after working alongside Chuck...