• ‘Not Dead Yet’ leader calls suicide laws ‘ultimate discrimination’

    “Basically, the danger of medical mistakes and coercion and abuse are so great that it is not a good idea to create what amounts to a blanket immunity statute for those who would assist at suicides,” she told The Tidings. “Suicide’s not illegal. The issue is how third parties respond to someone who says they want to die," said Diane Coleman.

  • ‘Those who are to be chosen in Christ’

    Every year, usually on the First Sunday of Lent, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles celebrates the Rite of Election at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. It is called election because the Church’s acceptance is founded on the election by God, in whose name the Church acts.

  • Vatican astronomer: God reveals himself through science and religion

    Man can learn about God’s personality through creation, Vatican astronomer Brother Consolmagno said, and what he’s noticed in his studies is that God has a love for beautiful things and takes delight in his creation.



  • Archdiocese joins with Californians against SB 128

    The Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace is working with the Coalition of Californians Against Assisted Suicide to form and train teams from parishes to visit legislator offices to encourage opposition to the Physician Assisted Suicide Bill, SB 128, which is also called the “Death with Dignity” act.  

  • Overcoming stage fright

    “You don’t know what you’ve got until you try,” she observes. “And sometimes the most terrified people, actors who are the most shy, are the most brilliant on camera or on stage. So it happened with me. And it was wonderful."

  • Human trafficking survivor to present two workshops at RE Congress

    At the age of 15, Theresa Flores was a happy all-American girl next door from a good Irish Catholic family living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit, Mich. Unfortunately, the carefree life she knew would soon be transformed into a living nightmare from which she found no escape for more than two years.


  • Nearly 1,000 attend funeral Mass for late monsignor

    Nearly 1,000 mourners gathered at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Camarillo on Jan. 16 in remembrance of the late Msgr. John C. Hughes, and in recognition of his six-plus decades of priestly service to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Msgr. Hughes died Jan. 8 following a short illness, surrounded by friends and fellow priests. He was 90.

  • Stan Chambers (1923-2015) ‘Faith gives you the base’

    Local broadcaster Stan Chambers,the 91-year-old native Angeleno, who attended St. Brendan School, Loyola High School and then-Loyola College (now Loyola Marymount University), died at his Holmby Hills home on Feb. 13.


  • More than 100 couples celebrate World Marriage Day at the Cathedral

    In June of this year, Eddie and Norma Pozo will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary and, according to this young-at-heart couple, theirs has been fairy-tale romance, which began its first chapter in New York City during World War II.

  • Bishop to Congress: Stop treating immigrants as 'less than human'

    Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tuscon, Arizona, leveled harsh criticism against the tone of some Congress members, saying that they were treating undocumented migrants as subhuman.

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In our time

Archbishop José H. Gomez

As I write, I’ve just read the sad news that 90 Christians have been kidnapped from two villages in Syria. Of course we were all shocked earlier this month by the news that 21 Coptic Christians were executed in Syria — killed, as Pope Francis said, “for the mere fact of being Christians.” 

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February 27, 2015

  • Friday, February 27

    Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8:30 p.m., St. Clare’s, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. Every Friday through March 27. (661) 252-3353. http://www.st-clare.org/.

    Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Alexandria House, 6:30-9 p.m., Silverlake Wine, 2396 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles. Hosted by Aaron Neubert and Stacy Horth-Neubert. $30. RSVP with Ronda, (213) 381-2649, ronda@alexandriahouse.org.

    Mass and Healing Service, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Parish, 15444 Nordhoff St., North Hills. (818) 207-5709.

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