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Enjoy Free And Low-Cost Summer Fun In The Los Angeles Area

Free admission: Observatory and Griffith Park (2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles): Located within Griffith Park, the observatory has an astronomy museum, a telescope and activities for the entire family. It is surrounded by the park’s many walking trails (with panoramic views of the city),...

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Homeless Advocate Is ‘Hopeful’

In March, voters in Los Angeles County approved Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax increase to fight homelessness. During the next three years, about $355 million annually will go to provide short-term rental subsidies and services, open more shelters and expand interim housing for the...

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Beyond Numbers: Homelessness In Los Angeles

When things got really bad growing up in Inglewood, Rasheed Ali Claiborne’s single mom always told him and his four siblings to pray. Hard. Real hard! “My mother, you know, she raised us to pray,” he remembered. “She just raised us to pray and believe in God. When everything fails you just...

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Archdiocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator Appointed To Advise U.S. Bishops

A therapist responsible for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been appointed to serve at a national level for the U.S. bishops’ committee on the Protection of Children and Young People. Suzanne Healy has served as the victim assistance coordinator...

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Meet The New Permanent Deacons And Their Wives

Archbishop José H. Gomez ordained 19 new deacons June 10 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Maselino and Makalita (Lita) Alefosio The Alefosios have three children and their home parish is St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance. Their ministries include Eucharistic ministry, St....

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Catholic HS Stars Selected 1-2 In MLB Draft

For the first time in the 52-year history of the Major League Baseball Draft, two players from Los Angeles area Catholic high schools were chosen one-two, though the order proved a mild surprise. Royce Lewis, a hard-hitting shortstop from J. Serra High School in San Juan Capistrano, was the...


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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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Archbishop Gomez Blesses Inaugural Graduating Class From Immigrant Integration Program

Archbishop José H. Gomez delivered keynote address and blessed the first group of 111 adult men and women who successfully completed the “Maestro En Casa” program fostering immigrant integration into American society. The graduation ceremony was celebrated on June 10 at Immaculate Conception...

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Pregnancy Help Center Celebrates Decades Of Making A Difference

The Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance recently celebrated its 30th annual Walk for Life South Bay, to raise funds for its various programs and services — all intended to literally help save lives. The official icon of the Pregnancy Help Center is a starfish, a reminder to staff and volunteers...

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Catholic Community Foundation Pledges To Redouble Efforts, Receives Blessing From Archbishop Gomez

On May 30, Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed the ongoing efforts of the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles (CCF-LA), which has provided food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless and quality Catholic education to children from low-income families for the last two years.  The...

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New Priests For Archdiocese Of Los Angeles

Homily delivered during the June 3 Priestly Ordination Mass My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today is, as I said, a day of great joy for all of us in the family of God here in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles! Today, we witness the action of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church in...

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Spirituality At Sea

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, has passed. By now, many have already made their summer travel plans. For those who want to do more than simply lay on the beach, those plans may include destinations and experiences that nurture their spirituality. It’s a trend that is expected to...

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Mary Star Of The Sea High School Athletes Share Affinity For Teamwork, Service

Ally Spillane and Hunter Bjazevich have known each other since they attended Holy Trinity School in San Pedro, and have enjoyed similarly stellar athletic careers (she in volleyball, he in baseball and football). Now, about to graduate from nearby Mary Star of the Sea High School, the two...

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Archdiocese Of Los Angeles Welcomes Seven New Priests

A diverse group of men of great faith — including both Angelenos and foreign born, ranging from 30 years of age to 50-something — make up the seven men who will be ordained priests this year for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Archbishop José Gomez will ordain Juan Martín Barajas, José...

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Sister Yolanda Vega Honored As ‘Person Of The Year’ For Immigration Work

The South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (SC-LAMP), a charitable organization that provides a range of services designed to help support low-income women and their children, recently honored Sister Yolanda Vega of the Sisters of Social Service for more than two decades of tireless service...

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Padre Pio: ‘God Repaid His Love With The Cross’

A long white, lace mantilla framed the face of a young woman as she kissed the glass-covered mitt. This is one of the fingerless gloves worn by the humble Franciscan priest, renowned throughout the world as Padre Pio. He needed them to cover the bleeding wounds in his stigmatized hands as he...