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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

Inez Arakaki and her son Zachary place flowers on a makeshift memorial site in front of the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 23, 2023, where 10 people were shot dead late on Jan. 21, 2023.  California police searched on Jan. 23, 2023 for what compelled a 72-year-old man of Asian descent to shoot dead 10 people as they celebrated Lunar New Year at a dance hall in the Los Angeles suburbs.

Los Angeles archbishop prays for victims of shooting at dance studio

Jan 23, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez on Sunday offered prayers for victims of a Saturday shooting at a Monterey Park, California,... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking on Nov. 15, 2022, at the conference's fall assembly in Baltimore.

LA archbishop Gomez: Pope Benedict XVI put Jesus at the center of his life

Jan 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said that while the late pope will be remembered for his great intellect, his... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles speaks at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12, 2022.

Bishop Gomez: Our Lady of Guadalupe is ‘our mother’

Dec 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The annual midnight Mass took place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on Dec.... Read more

Michael Stucchi poses in front of the restored statue of Jesus with children at St. Mel's Church in Woodland Hills, California.

Parishioner’s labor of love restores vandalized statue at California church

Nov 5, 2022

By Tom Hoffarth

After a vandal destroyed several statues at St. Mel's Church in Woodland Hills, California, parishioner Michael Stucchi volunteered to restore... Read more

Students walk in a line with a teacher in Dolores Mission School in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Catholic school thrives in an area marked by gang violence

Sep 10, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Dolores Mission grade school in Los Angeles didn’t always have the reputation it has today. A few decades ago, the... Read more


This LA convent-turned-maternity home sets single moms and their babies up for success

Sep 5, 2022

By Pablo Kay / Angelus

Two babies have already been born to guest mothers at the house since opening earlier this summer.  Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Barron to lead Minnesota diocese

Jun 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Barron, who runs the Catholic media apostolate Word on Fire, has served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of... Read more


Catholic woman may receive settlement over her son's cremation

May 31, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic woman who sued the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office claiming her son was cremated in violation of her... Read more

Costumed protesters struggle with personnel of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles during Mass on May 8, 2022.

Costumed protesters disrupt Mother's Day Mass in Los Angeles

May 8, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Several protesters dressed in "huge hats" and "red, hooded gowns," disrupted a Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of... Read more

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

Funding for poor Los Angeles Catholic schools in limbo as judge nixes lawsuit

Apr 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Despite a State of California report saying that the Los Angeles Unified School District wrongly withheld federal funding from Catholic... Read more

The tabernacle damaged by burglars at St. Monica’s in Santa Monica, Calif.

Livestream equipment, donations stolen from California parish

Apr 10, 2022

By Angelus News

Thieves tried to desecrate a tabernacle and got away with an estimated $150,000 in technology used to livestream services from... Read more