• Dual language immersion Catholic schools to host education fair Jan. 23

    On Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., St. Sebastian and All Souls World Language Catholic schools will co-host a Dual Language Education Fair at the St. Sebastian campus in West Los Angeles. The fair will highlight the two schools’ dual language immersion programs in Spanish-English and Mandarin-English.

  • Celebrating Christmas at Men’s Central Jail

    “Hey, what’s going on down there?” came from above on Christmas morning.

    The query rose above shouts, whistles and catcalls: “The (vulgarity) pope is here!”

    Then Archbishop José H. Gomez started walking down narrow cellblock 3100B.

  • OneLife LA speaker Mama Hill to address ‘divine order’ and healing children

    A former teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Mama Hill worked as an English teacher and counselor, and also served as a mentor for students, utilizing her teaching skills and affable demeanor to help inspire them.

  • Ready for the birth of Jesus, our savior

    Thousands of Filipino Catholics from throughout Southern California celebrated the beginning of Simbang Gabi, a 500-year-old Filipino Christmas tradition, with a special Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Dec. 15.

  • St. Monica’s hosts vigil for victims of gun violence

    More than 60 parishioners and community members gathered at St. Monica Church, Santa Monica on Dec. 13 to pray for peace during the parish’s Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence.

  • Simbang Gabi 2015 focuses on stewardship and the family

    The Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is preparing to celebrate Simbang Gabi at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles.

  • Archbishop Gomez contributes to newly-released book ‘What Did Jesus Ask?’

    Archbishop José H. Gomez joined with 70 prominent spiritual leaders and artists to write the newly-released book, “What Did Jesus Ask?”

  • ‘A journey of God’s surprises’

    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony has been a bishop for 40 years and a cardinal for 25. With his 80th birthday a few months away, the cardinal sat down with The Tidings to share his thoughts on the many surprises in his ministry.

  • Archdiocese hosts second annual OneLife LA celebration

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will host the second annual celebration of OneLife LA, an event that highlights the beauty of every human life, from conception to natural death.  The event stresses the Catholic Church’s pro-life message, including issues of adoption, suicide, domestic abuse and human trafficking.


  • ‘Praying twice’: St. Brigid’s Gospel Choir still heartening the congregation in South L.A.

    The 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Brigid, celebrated by visiting Father William Norvel, lasted a good 90 minutes. But that wasn’t unusual at the popular Sunday liturgy. The gospel choir had done a rousing entrance to the beat of African drums. During the liturgy, there were rhythmic responses and sacred alleluias, a swinging “Gloria” and an “Our Father” that touched some deep spiritual part of you. A thundering piano led the music. 

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The most important kind of leadership

Kathryn Jean Lopez

We were very far away from Iowa and New Hampshire and Super Tuesday. A few nights into the New Year, 3,000 Catholic college students were gathered for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ Student Leadership Summit. Their surprise speaker — who might look out of place if he had been on the official agenda — was former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.


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February 11, 2016

  • Thursday, February 11

    Bosco Tech Winter Open House & Freshman Preview Night, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the school’s extensive engineering and applied science labs and participate in its signature “Explore & Create” workshops. Seating for each 30-minute session is limited and reservations are encouraged. Many extracurricular clubs and nine CIF athletic teams will provide information, with entertainment by the Royal Techmen marching band.  For more information or to reserve a spot, go to boscotechopenhouse.eventbrite.com, email admissions@boscotech.edu or call (626) 940-2009.

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