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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

1992 LA riots.

How one Catholic priest responded to the ’92 LA riots

Jun 4, 2020

In the spring of 1992, then-Father David O’Connell was comfortable in parish life in south LA. The Irish-born priest had... Read more

LA archdiocese to lead novena for sexual abuse healing

Apr 17, 2020

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will lead nine days of prayer and reflection for healing from sexual abuse, from April... Read more

California wildfire.

Archbishop Gomez asks for prayers for those impacted by Calif. fires 

Oct 28, 2019

As 16 wildfires continue to incinerate thousands of acres of land in California, destroying businesses and homes, Archbishop Jose Gomez... Read more

'Tiny house' in Portland, Ore.

Could a 'tiny house' subsidy help LA's homeless population?

Oct 30, 2018

Aid agencies for the homeless often face what they call the NIMBY- “not in my backyard”- problem; the challenge that... Read more

Mission church.

LA archdiocese issues pastoral guidelines for Native American communities

Apr 2, 2018

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has signed 17 new protocols recognizing the Native Americans of California as the “First... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe procession and Mass in L.A., led by Archbishop Jose Gomez. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

In LA, massive Marian procession ahead of Guadalupe feast

Dec 5, 2017

About 30,000 Catholic faithful walked the streets of Los Angeles in a Sunday Morning procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe... Read more

Homeless man.

Catholics encounter the homeless on the streets of Hollywood

Nov 22, 2017

By Perry West

A Eucharistic procession is not the first thing people expect to see on the streets of Hollywood, California.    Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles leads Eucharistic adoration at the City of Saints conference, Aug. 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

LA archdiocese hosts youth conference to inspire sanctity

Aug 8, 2017

More than 1,600 youth gathered at the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles this weekend for the third... Read more

Increasing homelessness a worrisome trend for Archbishop Gomez

Jun 7, 2017

The Archbishop of Los Angeles has urged a prayerful and prudent response to a housing crisis in his city, relating... Read more

Sex and labor trade victims speak out during Los Angeles march

Jan 30, 2017

“I knew my life wasn’t normal,” Duñia Zelaya said of her childhood. She vividly remembers the night her mother and... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

Archbishop Gomez: Want to make America great? Be saints

Nov 3, 2016

With recent polls showing an increasingly tight presidential race, it's still unpredictable as to who will come out next week... Read more

Our Lady Queen of Angels.

Marian procession to mark Los Angeles' 235th birthday

Aug 18, 2016

Later this month, a Marian Procession and Votive Mass will help celebrate the 235th anniversary of the city of Los... Read more

LAPD officer: If we only police homelessness, we miss the root problems

Nov 15, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Officer Deon Joseph of the LAPD has worked the city’s notorious Skid Row neighborhood for 17 years, where the concentration... Read more

Mass of Episcopal ordination, Los Angeles, Sept. 8, 2015. Screenshot.

A call to joy, mercy and hope – LA's three new bishops ordained

Sep 8, 2015

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles ordained three new auxiliary bishops on Thursday, including the prominent internet evangelist Father... Read more

Thousands marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles for OneLife LA, an event promoting human dignity.

Thousands march to support human dignity in downtown LA

Jan 19, 2015

The first annual OneLife LA, heralded as a celebration of the dignity of every human life from conception to natural... Read more

Archbishop José Gomez distributes Communion during Mass in Weingart Stadium at East Los Angeles College.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass draws thousands in LA

Dec 12, 2014

More than 25,000 people – including many young people – attended an outdoor Mass in Los Angeles honoring the feast... Read more

Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles.

LA billboard aims for bold statement on persecuted Christians

Dec 8, 2014

A new billboard campaign in Los Angeles leading up to Christmas is hoping to raise awareness of persecuted Christians both... Read more

John David Long-Garcia, new editor-in-chief of The Tidings Corp. of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Catholic press shares mission of saving souls, new LA editor says

Feb 4, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

John David Long-Garcia, the new editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles archdiocese’s The Tidings Corp., says he hopes to build on... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez with the relic of the Tilma.

LA to host massive Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

Jul 31, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Over 100,000 Catholics will gather at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 5 to celebrate and honor Our Lady... Read more