The Tidings (newspaper)

The Tidings
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) The Tidings Corporation
Editor-in-chief John David "J.D." Long-García
Founded 1895
Language English
Ceased publication June 2016
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Circulation 80,000

The Tidings was a weekly newspaper published jointly by The Tidings Corporation and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the most populous Catholic archdiocese in the United States. The newspaper began publication in 1895 and was the oldest continuously published Catholic newspaper on the west coast of the United States. It was also the oldest weekly newspaper in the Los Angeles market. It had a circulation of 80,000. It published its last issue for June 2016; in July 2016 it was transformed into the multimedia platform Angelus News.[1]

The Archdiocese reported that the newspaper reached 230,000 active adult readers every week. Past online, archive history was lost when it migrated from domain to the domain.

John David "J.D." Long-García was Editor-in-Chief. Maria Luisa Torres was Associate Editor. Robert W. "Bob" Dellinger was Features Editor. Victor Alemán was Photo Editor. The editorial council consisted of Jeffrey Bonino-Britsch, Vice President of Operations at Verbum Dei High School;[2] Elsie Dixon; Ellie Hidalgo; Linda Lynch; Sister Edith Prendergast, R.S.C.; and Anthony Scannell, O.F.M. Cap.

The newspaper regularly featured the syndicated columns of Heather King ("The Crux"), Robert Brennan (not to be confused with Rev. Robert Brennan or Robert J. Brennan) ("Ad Rem") and Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I ("In Exile"). It also occasionally featured columns from Anne Hansen, a regional director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps; and local contributor Sean M. Wright.



  1. "About Us". The Tidings Corporation and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  2. "About Verbum Dei High School ...". Verbum Dei High School. Retrieved July 5, 2016.

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