• Helping community members suffering through domestic violence, abuse

    The pastor of St. Joseph Church wants those who suffer to feel support. “When we are hurting, physically, emotionally, mentally, there is isolation, which increases and compounds the pain and sickness,” Father Greg King told The Tidings.

  • John Michael’s hidden graces

    When Jenni called the nursery, they told her the doctors were still checking on all the infants. They’d bring him to her right after. The high school English teacher called friends at school, gushing how she was finally a mom after 22 hours of labor. Ross had coached her through the whole thing. Her friends said they’d be there as soon as they could.

  • San Gabriel Catholics visit prisoners on the border

    TECATE, MEXICO — Dozens of Catholics travelled to this border town to visit thousands of men in prison in El Hongo.

  • Forgiveness, faith and justice

    Franky Carrillo has told his story many times: to newspaper writers, TV reporters, state senators, lawyers, juveniles in prison and countless others. When he shares his story — whether it’s to big crowds or intimate gatherings — Carrillo’s emotions often come to surface.


  • Church unity and truth serve the family, Archbishop Gomez says from synod

    The Catholic Church needs “a new missionary confidence and courage” that draws on Church unity and the recognition of God’s unwavering vision for the family, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles has said.

  • ‘We all have that missionary spirit’

    Nearly 3,000 students from Catholic elementary and middle schools across the archdiocese gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels the morning of Oct. 14 for the 14th annual celebration of the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) Mass, the largest eucharistic celebration for children in the country.

  • Local firefighter, paramedic and missionary doctors honored at White Mass

    On Oct. 18, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals were honored for their unconditional service to the community during the White Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

  • Catholic Cemeteries host Día de Los Muertos

    On Nov. 1, Calvary Catholic Cemetery will celebrate Día de Los Muertos with a Mass at 1 p.m., followed by children’s activities, folk dancing, music and light refreshments.

  • How Chaldean Bishop Soro and a special ops team are helping Iraq’s Christian refugees

    Driven out by the militant Muslim group ISIS, thousands of displaced Christians from Iraq’s Nineveh Plain — those lucky enough to have escaped with their lives — are refugees in other parts of Iraq, including Kurdistan.

  • Palliative patients

    If the hospice philosophy of offering comforting care and alleviating pain also underlies palliative care, what’s the difference?

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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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