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A founder with a vision: Tech-based Catholic university in Los Angeles to open this fall

Jan 23, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Catholic Polytechnic University (CPU) in Los Angeles announced that it will welcome its first inaugural class of students in... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Silvio Báez, at right in the background, and Father Edwing Román, foreground center, both of the Archdiocese of Managua in Nicaragua, process into St. Vincent de Paul Church in Exposition Park in Los Angeles for Mass on Jan. 6, 2024.

Hundreds pack Los Angeles church as exiled bishop, priest speak against Nicaragua regime

Jan 14, 2024

By Theresa Cisneros

Auxiliary Bishop Silvio Báez of Managua and Father Edwing Román came to L.A. days after authorities there arrested several priests. Read more

A group of men studying to become priests at St. Michael's Abbey in California.

California’s new abbey is inspiring young men to join the priesthood 

Aug 21, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

St. Michael’s Abbey outside of Los Angeles is a new home to the Norbertines, an order seeing quick growth in... Read more

Bishop-elect Brian Nunes will serve the San Gabriel pastoral region in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles following his episcopal ordination in September 2023.

Slain Bishop David O’Connell’s replacement named to serve Los Angeles Archdiocese

Aug 11, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop-elect Brian Nunes said he could never “replace” O’Connell but wants to do everything possible to bring Christ to the... Read more

Father Brian Nunes (left), Father Matthew Elshoff, Father Slawomir Szkredka, and Monsignor Albert Bahhuth (right) have been named auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Pope Francis names four new auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles

Jul 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has appointed four new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, bringing the total number of auxiliaries... Read more

Visitors check out the exhibit on Eucharistic miracles at Christ the King Church near Hollywood on June 11, the day it opened.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ eucharistic miracles exhibit goes to Hollywood

Jul 9, 2023

By Greg Hardesty

The exhibition will be traveling to more than 30 other parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles through next spring. Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles blesses the newly renovated Mission San Gabriel at a June 27, 2023, ceremony.

After devastating arson, Los Angeles’ famed Mission San Gabriel reopens for worship

Jul 3, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Mission San Gabriel will always be the true spiritual heart of Los Angeles,” Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said... Read more

Thousands protest outside Dodgers Stadium June 16, 2023, while the Dodgers' honored the controversial group the "Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence."

Thousands march in prayer procession protesting Dodgers honoring anti-Catholic drag group

Jun 19, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

As protestors gathered to pray outside of Dodger Stadium, inside the stadium the Dodgers honored the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.” Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez told attendees at the 12:10 Mass on Thursday to conform themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

LA archbishop at Mass before Dodgers game: ‘When God is insulted, it diminishes all of us’

Jun 16, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Mass marked the beginning of a day of prayer in reparation for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision to honor... Read more

A member of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at a 2019 event in San Francisco.

LA Archdiocese: Dodgers’ decision to honor drag queen nuns disparages real religious sisters

May 23, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

The archdiocese called for “all Catholics and people of goodwill to stand against bigotry and hate in any form.”  Read more

The Los Angeles Dodgers had planned to give an award to a group of gay and transgender drag performers who mock the Catholic faith.

Dodgers disinvite anti-Catholic drag performers from Pride Night after backlash

May 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that the franchise will no longer be honoring a group of drag performers that... Read more

A memorial Mass for the late Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell was held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights, California, on March 1, 2023.

Housekeeper’s husband pleads not guilty to murder of Bishop David O’Connell

Mar 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Carlos Medina, the man charged with murdering Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell in February, pleaded not guilty at his... Read more


Archbishop Gomez to lead 6-mile eucharistic procession through Los Angeles

Mar 23, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles will lead a six-mile eucharistic procession on Saturday through the city as part of... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez places the Book of Gospels and a cross on the coffin of Bishop David O'Connell before leading a procession at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, in downtown Los Angeles on March 3, 2023.

‘We know that he’s in heaven’: Thousands gather for funeral of Bishop David O’Connell in Los Angeles

Mar 3, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

“Bishop Dave,” as he was affectionately known, was remembered as a “friend of Jesus” and the poor. Read more

Students at Precious Blood School, located a few miles west of downtown Los Angeles. Precious Blood is one of three new inner-city “microschools” trying a fresh approach to Catholic education.

Why the ‘microschool’ model is working in three LA Catholic schools

Feb 26, 2023

By Ann Rodgers/Angelus News

The Microschools Network was the inspiration of archdiocesesan school officials who saw celebrities paying high prices to send their kids... Read more

Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell

Housekeeper’s husband officially charged in murder of LA Auxiliary Bishop O’Connell

Feb 22, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Carlos Medina was arraigned in state court Wednesday and formally charged with one count of murder and a special allegation... Read more

Bishop David O'Connell.

Murdered Bishop David O’Connell mourned in his native Ireland

Feb 21, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

David O’Connell, an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles who was shot and killed over the weekend, is being mourned in... Read more

Bishop David G. O’Connell, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, explains his call to the priesthood on EWTN’s “The Call,” which aired on Oct. 3, 2019.

Housekeeper’s husband arrested in murder case of Bishop David O’Connell

Feb 20, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Sheriff Robert Luna announced that charges would be brought against a Hispanic male, 65-year-old Carlos Medina, the husband of O’Connell’s... Read more

Bishop David O'Connell leads a non-denominational memorial service to provide a space for community members who have lost loved ones in 2020 at the St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Long Beach, California, on Nov. 14, 2020.

UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in shooting death of LA Auxiliary Bishop O’Connell

Feb 19, 2023

By Shannon Mullen, Courtney Mares

Bishop David G. O’Connell, known affectionately as “Bishop Dave,” was shot in the torso on Feb. 18. He was pronounced... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell of Los Angeles at Mass at the Southern California Renewal Communities convention on Aug. 31, 2018.

LA Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell shot and killed

Feb 18, 2023

By Shannon Mullen, Courtney Mares

Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell, 69, was a native of Ireland who had worked with the poor in the South Los... Read more