• Skid Row activists call for investigation

    On March 19, Skid Row activists called for an independent investigation into a police shooting that left a homeless man dead in Los Angeles’ most impoverished community. Activists are also asking for a release of police body-camera footage of the fatal incident.



  • Planting the seeds of vocation

    Holy Family parish in Artesia hosted its third biennial vocation fair for teenagers and young adults searching for direction in life March 19.



  • 2015 Christian Service Award Recipients

    The Tidings congratulates this year's Christian Service Award recipients!

  • Cardinal’s Awards celebrate ‘selflessness and talent’

    Archbishop José H. Gomez recognized Cheryl Baker, Sam Navarro, Jim O’Connor, Viktor Rzeteljski, Emma Stewart and Gretchen Wayne for their efforts at the J.W. Marriot Downtown.  

    “I thank all of you for your generosity and love, especially for the poor and vulnerable,” the archbishop told those gathered.



  • East L.A. residents rejoice over Exide’s closing

    At an evening party on March 15 in Resurrection Church’s parish hall in Boyle Heights, parishioners and others celebrated a public health and environmental victory that was more than a decade in coming. 

  • ‘Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me’

    Almsgiving should flow from the disciplines of prayer and fasting. Moving closer to Christ and entering into his suffering becomes an encounter with his sacrifice done out of great love.





  • ‘An inspiration to all of us’

    78 seniors from 51 Catholic high schools throughout the archdiocese honored March 18 for their exemplary community service during the annual Christian Service Awards Mass. Held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the event also honored seven exceptional Catholic high school teachers.


  • Thousands celebrate upcoming beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero

    Archbishop José H. Gomez, Salvadoran priests, diplomatic leaders and special guests were joined by over 3,000 people of all ages at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for a special Mass on March 22 to celebrate the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the beloved Salvadoran archbishop who was killed 35 years ago.


  • Archbishop Romero hailed for life producing 'great harvest'

    Los Angeles Catholics gave thanks for Archbishop Oscar Romero’s upcoming beatification and prayed that his “shining example” of sacrificial love and solidarity with the poor and oppressed will continue to be fruitful.

  • CRS on ‘the Central American nightmare’

    “They aren’t looking for the American dream, they’re fleeing the Central American nightmare,” Richard Alan Jones, an expert in Latin American migration with Catholic Relief Services, said during a program at this year's Religious Education Congress.


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Loneliness and prayer

Anna Maria Scaperlanda Biddick

When I was a single adult, as for most single people, loneliness was a presence in my life.  The loneliness didn’t come on Valentine’s Day, when I showed up alone to a wedding, or when I saw an engagement on Facebook.

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  • Sunday, March 29

    Special Needs Mass, 10 a.m., Father Maguire Council Hall, 4315 N. Vincent Ave, Covina.Mass for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information, contact Elizabeth, (909) 599-9833, ebinerfamily@gmail.com.

    Reenactment of the Passion of Our Lord, 2 p.m., Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles. (323) 261-3106. http://catholiccemeteriesla.org/stations.

    “Who is this Jesus you see?,” 2-4 p.m., Master Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center, 700 N Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre. Presented by Dr. Michael Downey. Freewill donation.

    The Passion of the Christ: A Retrospective Exhibit 1960-2015, 2-4 p.m., Dei Gloria Studio and Gallery, Portola Plaza #160, 4882 McGrath Street, Ventura. Prints by Nancy Snooks presented as an outreach of the Trinitas Community. (805) 701-038

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