Thousands honor Our Lady of Guadalupe at annual tribute and Mass in Los Angeles

The pews were packed at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels last night, in a celebration that stretched through the wee hours of morning, to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe.  “On this beautiful night, we thank God for sending his gift of Our Lady of Guadalupe, our mother,” said Archbishop Gomez. … [Read More...]

Renovations complete at House of Prayer for Priests in Orange diocese

The House of Prayer in the Diocese of Orange is the only structure built specifically as a home for priests. Designed in a simple Southwestern style and surrounded by trees and California native plants, it has provided overnight space for solitary, reflection and one-on-one counseling; a community … [Read More...]

New forms of persecution

With 26 priests murdered in the last six years, Mexico received a prominent mention in the 2018 Report on Religious Freedom in the World, recently published by the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Julieta Appendini, ACN's director in Mexico, explained that although the country … [Read More...]

Court blocks Trump Administration birth control coverage rules

A U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. States were likely to succeed on their claim that the changes to President Barack Obama’s health care law were made without required notice and … [Read More...]

First of its kind for Diocese of Orange

The  Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, led by the Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, has published the first-ever Diocesan Strategic Plan in support of the mission, vision and priorities of the Diocese of Orange.   The Diocesan Strategic Plan, developed in collaboration with stakeholders … [Read More...]

San Francisco creates world’s first-ever transgender cultural district

San Francisco city officials have invested $215,000 into the world's first recognized transgender cultural district situated in the Tenderloin neighborhood, The Daily Beast reported. In November, city officials passed a measure that would appropriate $3 million for cultural districts. The Compton … [Read More...]

2 late-term abortion patients suffer potentially fatal complications at Beverly Hills abortion clinic

Thanks to a successful appeal of excessively redacted 911 records related to two medical emergencies at the Pro-Choice Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, Operation Rescue has now obtained recordings and documents that reveal much more than previously known about what happened to two women … [Read More...]

Plans for new Catholic high school in San Jose diocese hit major roadblock

A Catholic high school has been talked about in the Morgan Hill for nearly a decade, but the Diocese of San Jose has run into a series of setbacks getting its 40 acres of land—their preferred site of the future school—annexed into the city. The latest of these hurdles is the denial of an … [Read More...]

Cardinal Pell found guilty of sexually abusing altar boys

Cardinal George Pell has been convicted by an Australian court on charges of sexual abuse of minors, according to media reports and CNA sources close to the cardinal. A judicial gag order has restricted Australian media coverage of the trial since June. Despite the gag order, a story published … [Read More...]

“I was fired”

For 37 years, the Bay Area Crisis Nursery has been Sister Ann Weltz’s life. She lives in the house next door. She didn’t have a personal telephone number. Anyone wanting to reach her called the nursery. The Bay Area Crisis Nursery, which Sister Ann founded and has served as executive director, is … [Read More...]

Tijuana archbishop concelebrates Mass, gives homily in Oakland diocese

Work, humanity and bridges of collaboration are needed to make progress in dealing with migration, advises the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico. The archbishop, Most Rev. Francisco Moreno Barrón, visited the Oakland diocese at the invitation of Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. Archbishop Moreno … [Read More...]

LA archdiocese to press charges against sisters accused of embezzlement

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will file a criminal complaint against religious sisters who have been accused of embezzling from a Catholic school at which they had worked for more than a decade. Sr. Mary Margaret Kreuper, CSJ and Sr. Lana Chang, CSJ, who both retired this year from St. James … [Read More...]

UCSB: “I feel we can’t say that there is one religion”

Dear Reader, California colleges are battlefields for student minds. Students' hearts yearn for the truth, but where will they find it? Our reporter, Mary Rose, will chronicle this battle. She will visit a California college each week and ask students about God, good, and evil. Below is … [Read More...]

Virgin of Guadalupe celebrated in East LA

In the ever-evolving city of Los Angeles, some traditions never fade. This Sunday, just like every year around this date for the last eighty-seven, thousands of faithful descended on Cesar Chavez Boulevard to witness the oldest religious procession in the metropolis and to renew their devotion to … [Read More...]