• The benefits of Catholic education

    Catholic schools across the United States stand as beacons of hope, enriching the lives of multitudes of children and young adults from kindergarten to the collegiate level each year.

  • How to stay safe online

    More than 400 middle and high school students, educators and parents participated in the seventh Annual Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium at the California Endowment in Downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 29 to learn the latest information about staying safe online, including how to avoid cyber bullies, Internet predators and more.

  • Ongoing formation

    LAKEWOOD — Scott Hahn, the internationally-known Bible scholar and best-selling author, confessed — before 400 gathered for the annual Archdiocese of Los Angeles Faith Formation Day for Faculty — that he was a shoplifter.

  • Families gather to celebrate the Day of the Dead

    On Nov. 1, families and friends gathered at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles to pray for the souls of the dead and to celebrate their lives with food, music and dancing.


  • Bishop Robert Barron to academics: debate Ross Douthat, don't dodge him

    Bishop Robert Barron has weighed in amid a media controversy after the Synod on the Family, saying some academic critics of New York Times columnist Ross Douthat are avoiding a good argument in countering his commentary on the synod, some bishops, and Pope Francis.

  • Consecrated life — the right fit

    “One size fits all” does not apply to consecrated life in the Catholic Church. Nor does one style suit all. Because the Holy Spirit has continually brought forth various forms of consecrated life to adapt to the changing times, we in our 21st century now have a treasure house of both the old and the new from which to choose.


  • Catholic-Jewish women’s group hosts 39th annual conference

    The Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a Vatican II document that encourages open dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions. The Los Angeles-based organization will host a two-part conference, entitled “A Jubilee for Nostra Aetate.”


  • The remarkable women who lead consecrated lives

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest diocese in the United States with almost five million Catholics. As a result, it has one of the greatest numbers of women religious in the country as well.

  • Red Mass highlights role of faith in public square

    “Pope Francis is urging us to see migrants and immigrants as brothers and sisters, and human beings,” Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell told more than 400 lawyers, judges, legislators and other law professionals at the 33rd annual Red Mass on Oct. 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

  • Archdiocese undergoes annual abuse prevention audit

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles went through an annual abuse prevention audit this week to ensure the local Church is living up to the standards developed in the wake of the sexual abuse crisis. 

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A blaze of praise

Father Ed Benioff

If you say nice things about my preaching — or my writing, or my shoes — I have to admit, I’ll be pleased. I’ll remember what you said. Pay me a compliment, and it may even change the course of my day. That’s the power of praise when it’s directed at another human being. For a moment, it makes us feel like we’re the object of admiration and even love.


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