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

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

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LA Archdiocese blesses, breaks ground on new seminary

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

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2018-04-01T22:24:59-07:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |14 Comments

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

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

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2018-03-30T08:58:41-07:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |14 Comments

Nun dies during court hearing over disputed sale of Los Angeles convent

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, IHM, one of the five remaining members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary community, died suddenly on March 9 at the age of 89.   Sister Catherine Rose had recently been involved in litigation surrounding the community’s

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2018-03-12T07:21:02-07:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Arrest made in Southern California church fires, vandalism

A 25-year-old man accused of setting fires at churches around Southern California was charged this week with multiple felony counts. Christian Michael Garcia faces 20 felony counts: 13 counts of vandalism of religious property, three counts of arson of a

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2018-01-31T07:42:36-07:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Fire at Catholic church in Los Angeles investigated as suspicious

Fire officials are investigating whether a fire ignited at a Boyle Heights church early Thursday morning was an incidence of arson, and looking into whether it could be connected to other recent incidents. Firefighters first responded to the flames that

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2018-01-27T04:00:27-07:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Vandalism at Pasadena church follows a recent pattern

Graffiti spray-painted at a 129-year-old Pasadena church that was set on fire last week resembled messages left on several other churches that were vandalized in recent months. Vandals broke into Church of the Angels — an Episcopal church on Avenue

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2018-01-22T20:08:58-07:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New Los Angeles ministry aims to help families of the imprisoned

Families with loved ones in prison are feeling isolated, and a new initiative of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is setting out to change that. Deacon Paulino Juarez and Deacon Louis Roche, both of the archdiocese, have headed up a

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2018-01-18T12:09:10-07:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |2 Comments