• LA, San Diego faithful pray at US-Mexico border

    “My child is about to born and I don’t have a place to go; after jumping up the wall my wife was left alone,” sang the people on the Mexico side.

    “Do not keep pleading, come to our community where we will all work together for justice and dignity,” responded the choir on the U.S. side.

  • St. James parish community mourns lives lost in fatal car crash

    Friends, teachers and fellow parishioners at St. James Catholic Church and School in Redondo Beach knew 6-year-old Samuel Gaza as a “lively, funny and friendly” kindergartener who “had fun with everybody” and liked football. 

  • The conversion of a Catholic Worker

    “Just suddenly this light went off in my head, and I said to myself: ‘Oh, so that’s what Jesus would be doing if he were alive today. He would be feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless — and burning draft cards.'” 

  • Religious in Los Angeles welcome new Cuba-U.S. policy

    Priests and women religious of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles welcomed the recent announcement made by President Barack Obama of the abandonment of a half-century of embargo and reestablishment of diplomatic and economic relations with the government of Cuba.

  • Volunteers deliver Christmas cheer to needy families

    This year, Christmas arrived early.

  • Thousands expected at human dignity event in downtown Los Angeles

    On Jan. 17, Los Angeles will witness its first large-scale celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life — from conception to natural death.

  • Operation Progress: Statistics

    Watts is located on the 1843 Rancho La Tajauta land grant. Charles Watts bought a 220-acre parcel in 1886 to grow alfalfa and raise livestock. With the arrival of Mexican and Mexican American railroad workers and steady growth, the area was incorporated as a separate city. But in 1926, residents voted to be annexed to their big northern neighbor, Los Angeles.


  • Transforming lives in Watts

     Grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, NY, have stirred up racial tensions across the nation. Los Angeles is no exception. In light of these developments, The Tidings brings you this special report on Operation Progress, an initiative to change the lives of children and adolescents in Watts. 


  • Thousands honor patroness of the Americas

    The faithful packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  • Filipino community prepares for Christmas with Simbang Gabi

    Simbang Gabi — Filipino for “Night Mass” — is an annual tradition held nine days before Christmas to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. 

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History’s restless heart

Father Ed Benioff

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless till they rest in you.” So said Saint Augustine, who was a man of many gifts, but more sins. He was at the same time a spiritual seeker and a spiritual slacker.  


The Holy Father visits the Holy Land


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