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Lalo Garcia's painting of Saint Junípero Serra is featured in the '250 Years of Mission' exhibit.

Local artists add beauty to Los Angeles exhibit ‘250 Years of Mission’ to celebrate Jubilee Year

On September 11, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began a Jubilee Year, Forward in Mission, to mark 250 years since... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles archdiocese won't provide religious exemption from Covid vaccines

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said it is not providing religious exemption letters to individuals who object to receiving... Read more

Catholic school room

Investigation: Los Angeles city illegally kept funds destined to Catholic Schools

In a decision that could restore millions of dollars to Catholic schools, the state of California has ruled that the... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

Archbishop Gomez: Catholic missionaries such as St Junipero witness to the 'American creed'

The early Catholic missionaries to what became the United States were witnesses to the American belief that all persons have... Read more

The entrance to the office of Rep. Ted Lieu in Washington D.C. on July 18, 2017.

Congressman dares bishops to deny him Communion over support for abortion, contraception

In a series of tweets from his personal social media account over the weekend, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called the... Read more

Catholic school students.

$50 million anonymous gift supports students at Los Angeles Catholic schools

An anonymous donor has given more than $50 million to the Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles for financial support... Read more

Archbishop Gomez addresses his brother bishops after being elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 11, 2019

Archbishop Gomez opens USCCB meeting with passionate call for unity 

In his opening address at the 2021 spring meeting of the U.S. bishops on Wednesday, conference president Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

Long Beach Convention Center, one of the shelters for unaccompanied migrant children

Los Angeles clergy celebrate Mass for unaccompanied migrant children

Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been celebrating Masses this month for hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children... Read more

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LA Archdiocese to close, consolidate six elementary schools

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this week that six Catholic elementary schools in the area will close and be... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles preaches during a Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, March 19, 2021. Credit: Isabel Cacho.

Archbishop Gomez calls on Catholics to trust in St Joseph

On the feast of St. Joseph, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles encouraged Catholics to reflect on the simple, yet... Read more

Pope Francis on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019.

Pope Francis to religious education conference: Pandemic invites us to be changed by suffering

In a video message to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Pope Francis said Thursday the suffering caused by the... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez. CNA file photo.

Los Angeles' Archbishop Gomez denies claim that he plans to vote for Biden

Archbishop Jose Gomez has rebuked an online claim that he plans to vote for Joe Biden in the November presidential... Read more

A centuries-old mysterious painting of “La Dolorosa” was recovered inside the Mission San Gabriel on Sept. 15, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered from burned California mission church

A historic painting of Our Lady of Sorrows survived a devastating fire this summer at a California mission church, the... Read more

Fr. Adrian San Juan. Courtesy: Rafael Alvarez and Angelus News

Los Angeles priest mourned after sudden passing: ‘He died doing what he loved’

After being brought into this world against the odds, losing his father at 8 years old, and surviving a battle... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles venerates an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe while saying Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Dec. 12, 2017.

Proclaim 'universality of salvation', Archbishop Gomez says at immigrant Mass

The US needs to hear the proclamation of the unity of nations and the universality of salvation, Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Catholics in Los Angeles invited to prayer and pilgrimage for migrants, refugees

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is inviting Catholics to join in a novena and to watch Masses online this weekend... Read more

David Haas in a concert at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines.

LA archdiocese says don't sing Haas hymns

The largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States has requested that its parishes and schools stop playing music composed by... Read more

San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura, Ca.

Pope Francis makes mission founded by St. Junipero Serra a minor basilica

Pope Francis has elevated a California mission church founded by St. Junipero Serra to the rank of minor basilica. The... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez and a local pilgrim outside the San Gabriel Mission July 12.

After a devastating fire, Mission San Gabriel community vows to rebuild

The fire that ravaged Mission San Gabriel Arcángel church in the predawn hours of Saturday, July 11, left behind a... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez visits the scene of the fire at the San Gabriel mission, July 11, 2020.

Gomez asks for prayers after fire at 'spiritual heart of Los Angeles'

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has expressed his “terrible sadness” after a fire at a 249-year-old mission church founded... Read more