Last stop for World Youth Day Cross: Los Angeles

Los Angeles archdiocese will be the final stop for World Youth Day Cross and an icon of the Virgin Mary

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will be the final stop on a multi-city pilgrimage of the official World Youth Day Cross and an icon of the Virgin Mary traveling across the United States from Aug. 19-27, on its way to Panama, where young people will join Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2019. The cross will be welcomed by hundreds of young adult Catholics and World Youth Day … [Read more...]

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Latin Mass finds permanent home in Los Angeles archdiocese

St. Vitus Catholic Church in San Fernando will be first parish in Los Angeles run by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter; Archbishop José Gomez dedicated the church according to the Latin liturgy

The smell of incense and drywall mingled while more than two hundred people attended the dedication of St. Vitus Catholic Church in San Fernando. This church is the first in Los Angeles to be operated by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), an order of priests dedicated to traditional liturgy, specifically the Latin Mass. As the FSSP is dedicated to the Latin Mass, so … [Read more...]

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‘No more mañanas’

At June 24 Mass for All Immigrants in Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez tells faithful the time for excuses on immigration reform is over

Amid the country’s escalating immigration crisis, Archbishop José H. Gomez encouraged Catholics at the June 24 Mass for All Immigrants not to be “discouraged by voices of fear and ugliness,” but to be “coworkers in renewing the soul of America.” “God will never leave his people alone,” Archbishop Gomez said, reflecting on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist … [Read more...]

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Marc Trudeau ordained LA’s newest auxiliary bishop

Episcopal Ordination Mass for Msgr. Marc Trudeau took place on June 7 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and was presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez

Standing before more than 20 bishops, dozens of priests and more than 2,000 of his “closest friends,” Los Angeles native Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau was ordained as the newest auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles just a few miles down the freeway from where he was born.   The Episcopal Ordination Mass took place June 7 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and was … [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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“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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There should be an image of Mary in every home

Archbishop José Gomez: "I will be personally blessing and offering an image of our Blessed Mother for every family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who wants one"

We are getting ready to celebrate the new Marian feast instituted by Pope Francis. The memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church that we will celebrate on the Monday after Pentecost, this year on May 21, marks an important — I would even say prophetic — rediscovery of an ancient devotion. The first Christians understood Mary to be the perfect symbol of the … [Read more...]

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Pomona Catholic Schools launch faith-based literacy and language programs

New program aims at fostering literacy, Spanish/English dual-language immersion, and blended learning for students in city's four Catholic schools

On Friday, April 13, the Family of Catholic Schools in Pomona hosted a Walk-a-Thon to celebrate the beginning of a new program aimed at fostering literacy, Spanish/English dual-language immersion, and blended learning for students in grades TK-12. Nearly 500 students participated in the Walk-a-Thon along with their families, fundraising for scholarships that will allow … [Read more...]

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“They’ll have to kill me first”

Nun opposing Katy Perry's purchase of LA convent appeals to Pope Francis

A nun fighting Katy Perry's purchase of a former convent is fired up and reaching out to a higher authority -- Pope Francis himself -- to intervene in the case that has brought the “Roar” singer a rash of negative publicity. “They’ll have to kill me first if they want to keep me quiet,” Sister Rita Callanan, 80, told Fox News this week, referring to the Roman Catholic … [Read more...]

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