16 ordained to permanent diaconate in Los Angeles

Archbishop Jose Gomez ordains 15 married men and one single man at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on June 9

Archbishop José H. Gomez ordained 16 new permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, June 9. Restored in 1968 as a fully functioning ministry within the Church, the deacon is ordained to serve God’s people in communion with the bishop and his priests. The 15 married men and one single … [Read more...]

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Ordination Mass for Bishop Robert F. Christian

Dominican consecrated San Francisco’s 18th auxiliary bishop on June 5 at San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Cathedral

The episcopal ordination of Bishop Robert F. Christian, OP, as San Francisco’s 18th auxiliary bishop on June 5 at San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Cathedral cast the role as one of service over honor and achievement. Priests and deacons numbering almost 300 including some 100 Dominicans and more than 20 bishops joined with family, friends and women religious for the ordination of … [Read more...]

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Angelus News expands partnership with John L. Allen Jr. and his Crux Catholic Media company

The multimedia platform of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will now offer more original reporting on the global Church

Angelus News, the multimedia platform of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, has entered into an editorial partnership with renowned Vatican analyst John L. Allen Jr. and his Crux Catholic Media company, to provide exclusive news and analysis for its weekly magazine, Angelus, and its website, AngelusNews.com. “Our expanded relationship with Crux allows us to build upon a solid … [Read more...]

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Surfers, bikers and a vegan

The nine future priests who will be ordained by Archbishop José H. Gomez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on June 2 are as diverse as the flock they’re being asked to serve

Among Los Angeles’ soon-to-be priests, one comes from as far away as Manila, and three others from the Midwest. Others are native Angelenos whose grandparents called LA home. Two of them worked in the film industry before answering God’s call, and another worked for an aerospace engineering firm. There are even a couple of surfers among St. John’s Seminary Class of 2018. The … [Read more...]

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Catholic cemetery’s demise greatly exaggerated

There's still plenty of room at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma despite reports to the contrary

At Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, reports of the cemetery running out of space are being overstated. [See "Colma cemeteries in demand as shortage of land lies ahead" and "Colma is Running Out of Cemetery Space"]. “Yes, despite the predicament that other cemeteries are facing, Holy Cross is blessed to have over 100 acres of land that are yet to be developed,” Monica Williams, … [Read more...]

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Crowds witness consecration of rebuilt Holy Cross Church in San Jose

100-year old church burned down in 2014

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Roseanne T. Sullivan. On Sunday November 16, 2014, flames began shooting up from the roof towards the front of the stucco Italianate Holy Cross Church in northside San Jose, just a few minutes after the 1:00 p.m. Mass. The day after the fire, local and national news excitedly reported the discovery of a more-than-a-century old … [Read more...]

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“In good standing”

Without explanation, Los Angeles archdiocese reposts 2013 statement about priestly status of Cardinal Roger Mahony and Bishop Thomas Curry

Statement of Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles: Questions from the faithful and some members of the news media indicate that it would be helpful for me to clarify the status of Cardinal Roger Mahony and Bishop Thomas Curry. Cardinal Mahony, as Archbishop Emeritus, and Bishop Curry, as Auxiliary Bishop, remain bishops in good standing in the Archdiocese of Los … [Read more...]

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Los Angeles event planned to honor the “Rosary Priest”

Pope Francis declared Father Patrick Peyton to be Venerable on December 18, 2017; Prayer Celebration for Families on June 10 will honor him with Eucharistic Procession, rosary prayer and Mass

Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., was known around the world for encouraging families to pray the Rosary and his devotion to Mary.  Families in Los Angeles can be a part of this historic event honoring the “Rosary Priest” as he moves closer to sainthood during A Prayer Celebration for Families on Sunday, June 10, at Holy Cross Family Ministries in North Easton.  The celebration … [Read more...]

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Christ Cathedral transformation about 40 percent complete

The project is tracking to the budget and construction schedule, with the cathedral’s dedication set for July 17, 2019

Christ Cathedral’s transformation is about 40 percent complete, said Construction Manager Eric Flynn. “It’s been in incredible project,” Flynn said. The Diocese of Orange purchased the 78,000-square-foot cathedral in 2011 and the initial design concept was unveiled in late 2015. The project is tracking to the budget and construction schedule, with the cathedral’s dedication … [Read more...]

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Los Angeles archdiocese encourages parishes to care for foster youth

Office of Life, Justice and Peace celebrating National Foster Care Month by connecting the 298 parishes of the archdiocese with resources to help community of faith learn about ways they can change a child’s life

This month marks launch of Safe Families program at St. Andrew Parish, a collaboration between the parish, volunteers and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. This month the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Office of Life, Justice and Peace is celebrating National Foster Care Month by connecting the 298 parishes throughout the … [Read more...]

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