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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

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

Sep 20, 2021

By Autumn Jones

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

Aug 16, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

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

Jul 19, 2021

By Ann Rodgers/Angelus News

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'

Jul 2, 2021

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

Jun 21, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

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

Jun 18, 2021

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 

Jun 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

May 26, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Credit: GUNDAM_Ai / Shutterstock.

LA Archdiocese to close, consolidate six elementary schools

Apr 6, 2021

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

Mar 19, 2021

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

Feb 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Oct 21, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Oct 15, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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’

Sep 28, 2020

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

Sep 21, 2020

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

Sep 16, 2020

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

Jul 31, 2020

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

Jul 15, 2020

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