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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

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles preaches during a Mass at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in San Gabriel, Calif., April 2, 2022.

Archbishop Gomez encourages pilgrims marking jubilee of Christianity in Los Angeles

Apr 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles urged those making a pilgrimage Saturday to mark 250 years of Christianity in the... Read more

Pope Francis talks to young people in St. Peter’s Basilica, March 15, 2022.

Hope in Christ, Pope Francis urges religious education conference

Mar 18, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Pope Francis encouraged those participating in the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress to hope in Christ’s mercy and to be... Read more

The ruined Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, built in 1862, in Ukraine’s Zhytomyr region.

LA Archdiocese announces special collection for those suffering in Ukraine

Mar 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has asked parishes to add a special collection during the weekends of March 12-13 and... Read more

Bishop Edward Wm. Clark, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles from 2001 to 2022, pictured in a photo dated Oct. 19, 2012.

Pope Francis accepts retirement of LA auxiliary bishop who served with ‘zeal, dedication, and love’

Feb 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Edward William Clark oversaw the Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region. Read more

The Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, 2022.

Do the Bengals have a prayer? Will the Rams reach the Promised Land? LA, Cincy archbishops place their bets

Feb 9, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The archbishops of Los Angeles and Cincinnati announced a friendly wager on Wednesday, Feb. 9 ahead of the upcoming Super... Read more


Religious sister sentenced to prison for embezzling from Los Angeles Catholic school

Feb 8, 2022

By Kate Olivera

A Catholic religious sister and longtime school principal has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for embezzling more... Read more

Attendees at a Mass for the feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 16, 2022.

Filipino community in Los Angeles celebrates 500 years of the Santo Niño de Cebú

Jan 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles said Mass Sunday in honor of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines, celebrating... Read more

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

Archbishop Gomez: We must build Our Lady of Guadalupe's temple with our lives

Dec 13, 2021

By Kate Olivera

When Our Lady of Guadalupe told St. Juan Diego that she desired a church to be built in the  Americas,... Read more

A Ventura County Fire Department Firehawk on the helispot recently installed on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College, outside Santa Paula, Calif.

Thomas Aquinas College builds helipad to assist in fighting wildfires

Dec 8, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Four years after a massive wildfire threatened the school, a Catholic college in southern California has installed a helipad on... Read more

This year's procession honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe in Los Angeles was well attended after a limited, cars-only procession in 2020 during the pandemic.

PHOTOS: Los Angeles, San Diego pay tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe with processions, Masses after year hiatus

Dec 7, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held its 90th annual procession and outdoor Mass honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe.... Read more

Clerical sexual abuse survivor Phil Saviano at the premiere of "Spotlight" in 2015.

Phil Saviano, survivor of clerical abuse featured in 'Spotlight,' dies at 69

Nov 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Phil Saviano, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse whose story was featured in the 2015 film “Spotlight” died on Sunday,... Read more

Photograph of a bronze statue of Saint Father Junipero Serra in the Gardens of the Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel, California

Los Angeles renames Father Junipero Serra Park, despite Catholic praise for sainted missionary

Oct 16, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

While Catholic leaders have made strong defenses of St. Junipero Serra after a wave of vandalism and crime targeted Catholic... Read more