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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LA’s Cathedral honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with tolling of bells

Today at 4:01 p.m. Pacific Time, cathedral's bells will toll 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King lived on earth

On Wednesday, April 4, at 4:01 p.m. PT, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles will join in solidarity with churches and schools nationwide in remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by tolling the Cathedral’s bells 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King lived on earth. The bell-ringing pays homage to Dr. King’s legacy and his many … [Read more...]

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LA Archdiocese blesses, breaks ground on new seminary

Archbishop Jose Gomez blessed and broke ground of the new Queen of the Angeles Center for Priestly Formation in Torrance, California.

The patch of land where an old apartment building-turned convent rests is the future site of the Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Archbishop Jose Gomez blessed and broke ground of the new Queen of the Angeles Center for Priestly Formation in Torrance, California. “Vocations to the priesthood, that’s one of my priorities in the archdiocese and I will say that Diego House and … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Gomez recognizes ‘first peoples’ in Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archbishop of Los Angeles signs new protocols acknowledging Native Americans as deserving special recognition and pastoral concern

Archbishop José H. Gomez signed new protocols acknowledging that Native Americans of California, as the First People of the Land, deserve special recognition and pastoral concern. “These protocols that we are signing today are not a treaty or a legal document. They are a promise. A promise that we will work together so that our future will be more hopeful than our past,” said … [Read more...]

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