Clinica Romero incident shows schizophrenia in L.A. Archdiocese

Aug. 13 Mass changed, but not Aug. 23 event with Judy Chu

The following comes from an Aug. 4 story in LifeSiteNews. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles caused a stir by distributing an invitation to a Mass at its cathedral in partnership with a clinic that prescribes contraceptives. After receiving inquiries regarding a partnership with an organization that acts in conflict with the teachings of Catholic Church, the archdiocese acted … [Read more...]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe is the key to understanding our times

Remarks by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez at the 7th Annual Napa Institute Summer Conference, which was held July 26-30

(Archbishop Gomez delivered these remarks at the 7th Annual Napa Institute Summer Conference) It was December 1531 and the Blessed Virgin appeared to a poor Indian convert named Juan Diego on a hilltop outside Mexico City. The Virgin entrusted Juan Diego with a mission — to go and ask the bishop to build a shrine in her name. To convince the bishop, Our Lady gave him a sign. … [Read more...]

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Archdiocese cancels pro-abortion event at LA cathedral

Statement said they were unaware of event until earlier this week

California Catholic Daily exclusive. A pro-abortion event scheduled for June 23 will no longer be held at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral Plaza. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles issued the following statement regarding the event, called “Uncertain Times: Charting the Path Forward for Women’s Health.” According to the statement, “this was not a Cathedral or Archdiocesan event. The … [Read more...]

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Praying for immigrants

Archbishop José Gomez will celebrate "Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants" at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, novena underway across the archdiocese and 50-mile pilgrimage slated as well

On Sunday, June 18, we will celebrate our annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants at our Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. In preparation for the Mass, throughout the archdiocese we have been praying a novena focusing on the needs of immigrants, refugees and human trafficking victims. We are encouraging the faithful to share their stories on social media, using the … [Read more...]

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“I am worried about the quality of life here in Los Angeles”

Archbishop José Gomez frets over homelessness, environment: "The earth is our common home and everyone on earth deserves a place that he or she can call 'my home.'”

At the dawn of creation, the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the earth’s deep waters. I was thinking about this image from the Book of Genesis on June 4, as I was praying and preparing to celebrate Pentecost. Two days earlier, our government had announced that it was pulling out of the so-called Paris Agreement on climate change — an action that provoked deep concern … [Read more...]

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‘The prayer for our times’

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez: "the rosary seems to be just the prayer we need for our distracted and troubled times"

Recently, the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about brain research. Researchers are finding that people who use a “personal mantra” — mentally repeating over and over a positive word or phrase that reinforces their values — tend to be calmer, feel more in control and are less likely to get stressed out. I find it fascinating that scientists are confirming … [Read more...]

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Seeking the balance between love and the law

Archbishop José Gomez: "What is the public policy purpose that is served by taking away some little girl’s dad or some little boy’s mom?"

[Angelus] Editor’s note: On March 8, Archbishop Gomez addressed a gathering of Catholics and other leaders in politics and business at a symposium hosted by the Napa Institute in Washington, D.C.  The text below is adapted from his address. To read his full talk, “Where Do We Go From Here? Why We Cannot Wait for Immigration Reform,” visit his website. It is long past time … [Read more...]

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