“In the spirit of the Synod of Youth taking place in Rome”

For the first time this year, image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will visit schools in each pastoral region of the Los Angeles archdiocese, which includes Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties

In celebration of the 487th anniversary of the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego, this year La Peregrina, a pilgrim image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will start the annual pilgrimage with visits to parishes in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, Oct. 27-Nov. 3. In the spirit of the Synod of the Young People, the Faith and Vocational … [Read more...]

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Little Sisters still begging in LA

The first Little Sisters of the Poor -- "the begging sisters" -- to come to Los Angeles arrived on a train from Chicago on Jan. 18, 1905

The 2007 GMC Savana Cargo Van with 200,000 miles on the odometer pulls off the exit a little past 9 o’clock on this Friday morning. It’s August 31, one day after the Little Sisters of the Poor marked the 150th anniversary of the religious community’s arrival in the United States from France. Two of these “begging sisters” in full white habits are in the back seat, silently … [Read more...]

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Small band of friars and nuns in habits feed homeless in Los Angeles

Archbishop José Gomez invited Friars and Sisters of the Poor Jesus to Los Angeles earlier this year; four friars and four sisters set out for Skid Row every weekend offering free food and water to the homeless

Friar Benjamin of the Most Holy Trinity walked down Towne Avenue in Skid Row, one hand wheeling an ice chest filled with oranges and bottled water, the other clutching plastic bags of peanut butter and ham and cheese sandwiches, chips and fruit snacks. Dressed in a full habit, a straw hat and brown flip-flops, Friar Benjamin, 42, along with a group of three other friars, one … [Read more...]

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14th annual Celebration of Cultures Mass scheduled for Sept. 15 in LA archdiocese

Recognizes contributions of the nearly 40 ethnic communities represented in the archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest and most diverse diocese, will celebrate the contributions to the Catholic Church of nearly 40 ethnic communities at the 14th annual Celebration of Cultures Mass on Saturday, September 15. Archbishop José H. Gomez will preside at a special Mass at 3:30 p.m., at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A. (555 W. … [Read more...]

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LA Archbishop Jose Gomez leads parade celebrating city’s 237th birthday

The archbishop celebrated a votive Mass to honor the Patroness of the City of Los Angeles followed by a procession to La Placita Church and a fiesta in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Angels, for whom the City is named

Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated a votive Mass to honor the Patroness of the City of Los Angeles on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Following the Mass, hundreds representing the city's multicultural communities joined the Archbishop to celebrate the 237th birthday of the City of Los Angeles with a procession to La Placita … [Read more...]

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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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