• Bl. Junipero statue in the Capitol is safe – for now

    An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being.

  • This 95-year-old Catholic couple died in each other's arms

    Few love stories can say that they began at the age of eight. But for Jeanette and Alexander Toczko, they couldn't have imagined life any other way.

  • L.A. publications bring home nine awards from CPA

    The Tidings, Vida Nueva and the Los Angeles Catholic Directory took home a combined nine awards from the Catholic Press Association during the annual convention held in Buffalo, New York, June 24-26.

  • Making Education the Answer Foundation honors Catholic Hispanic students

    Gabriela V. and Johanna C., two high school graduates from Catholic schools in the Los Angeles area, are the recipients of thousands of dollars in scholarship funding from the Making Education the Answer Foundation (META). The college scholarships were announced at a private event in Glendora on June 20.c

  • 1895-2015: Catholic news, then and now

    Since 1878, Spanish-born Bishop Francisco Mora y Borrell served the spiritual needs of California’s Catholic faithful, traversing the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles, an area comprising the entire southern half of the state. As his health declined, Bishop Mora asked Pope Leo XIII for help.

  • ‘The Spirit of the Tidings’

    When remembering Chuck Johnson, Al Antczak, his classmate at Loyola University and his coworker at The Tidings for 40 years, summed it up in one simple phrase: “Chuck Johnson was the spirit of The Tidings.”



  • Alice Stevens: ‘Aunt,’ convert, editor

    As the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Tidings has had 21 head editors over 120 years. Only one, Alice J. Stevens (1860-1947), has been a woman.

  • Deadlines and dignity

    Maria was 22, from Mexico, the mother of a 3-year-old boy, and afflicted with a potentially fatal brain disease that left one side of her body paralyzed — and unable to hold her son.

  • ‘To battle for the truth’

    Patrick Croake, bearing a hefty mailbag on his back, trudged down Main Street from McElheney’s Print Shop. He was on his way to the post office with 1,000 copies of the June 29, 1895, issue of The Catholic Tidings — Volume I, No. 1.



  • ‘Keep it tight’

    “Keep it tight.” That’s what Al Antczak told me and other staff writers a thousand times before we sat down to write up our stories for The Tidings.



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Habitat: Living out the Gospel call

Anne Hansen

The discussion over faith and good works has been going on for centuries:  Is faith alone enough for salvation, or is it necessary to engage in good works as well? The Catholic understanding is that faith and good works go hand in hand — an understanding based in Scripture.


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