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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'

Jul 11, 2020

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

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

Mission founded by St. Junípero Serra burns in overnight fire

Jul 11, 2020

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez called the fire at San Gabriel Mission church, founded by St. Junipero Serra, “devastating.”  Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

LA archdiocese announces reopening plan

May 27, 2020

By Matt Hadro

After California relaxed public health restrictions on churches, the nation’s largest diocese announced its plan on Tuesday to resume public... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Despite coronavirus, virtual town hall to bring L.A. Catholics together

May 5, 2020

A Wednesday live stream “virtual town hall” with Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and several Catholic experts aims to... Read more

Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.

Six California dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse investigation

Dec 12, 2019

The office of California's attorney general has informed six dioceses in the state that they will be issued subpoenas as... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez: The Church belongs to Christ

Nov 21, 2019

Following his election as president of the US bishops' conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has noted that what... Read more

Dia de los Muertos in Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard, Ca.

Dia de los Muertos about more than the 'bread of the dead,' bishop says

Oct 30, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a primarily Mexican way of celebrating the feast of All... Read more

Saddleridge Fire, Los Angeles County.

In face of California fire, LA archdiocese expands fund for victims

Oct 15, 2019

As a large fire continue to burn in southern California, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has expanded one of its... Read more

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

L.A. archdiocese reiterates support for religious sisters in convent dispute

Jun 11, 2019

After a story in the New York Post sparked new interest the drama of a years-long legal dispute involving Katy... Read more

Katy Perry arrive at the 2013 MusiCares PErson of the Year Gala in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 8, 2013.

Katy Perry convent real estate drama reignites

Jun 10, 2019

Sister Rita Callanan, the last surviving member of the Order of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed... Read more

Archbishop José Horacio Gomez of Los Angeles. CNA file photo.

California bishops announce compensation program for abuse victims

May 14, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Bishops in California announced May 14 a new program to compensate victims of clerical sexual abuse, through which any person... Read more

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

Calif. attorney general investigating LA archdiocese sex abuse files

May 3, 2019

The California Attorney’s General’s Office this week wrote a letter to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, announcing that it will... Read more

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

L.A. archdiocese pays abuse victim of layman $8 million

Apr 17, 2019

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a female teenager who was sexually abused and... Read more

Bishop David Prescott Talley was named bishop of Memphis March 5, 2019.

Pope Francis appoints bishops of Memphis, Fresno, names new auxiliary for LA

Mar 5, 2019

Pope Francis appointed new bishops Tuesday to lead the dioceses of Memphis and Fresno, also naming a new auxiliary bishop... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

L.A. Auxiliary Bishop Salazar resigns after misconduct allegation found credible

Dec 19, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar of Los Angeles Wednesday after the archdiocese’s oversight board found... Read more

Sisters of St. Joseph will not defend embezzling LA sisters

Dec 11, 2018

The two religious sisters accused of embezzling from a California Catholic school face a criminal investigation, and will not be... Read more

LA archdiocese to press charges against sisters accused of embezzlement

Dec 10, 2018

By JD Flynn

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will file a criminal complaint against religious sisters who have been accused of embezzling from... Read more

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

Los Angeles archdiocese updates list of priests credibly accused of abuse

Dec 7, 2018

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has updated its list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

LA archbishop offers prayers for victims following attack

Nov 8, 2018

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles has offered prayers for the victims, and all who were affected by a... Read more

Traditional dancing before a Mass in celebraiton of the canonization of St. Oscar Romero. Image courtesy of Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Thousands gather in L.A. archdiocese to celebrate St. Oscar Romero

Oct 15, 2018

By Perry West

St. Oscar Romero was canonized by Pope Francis Oct. 14, together with six other new saints. That same day, an... Read more