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Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke visits Thomas Aquinas College

On Jan. 16, Cardinal Raymond Burke visited the campus of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, offering words of encouragement to “all who are committed to the educational mission of the college, and thus to the transformation of our culture.”

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Holy Cross Medical Center hosts Big Kids & Baby Siblings class and tour

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills will host a class for children preparing to become an older sibling. The class, geared to ages three to 10, will emphasize the importance of being a big brother or sister while explaining to the child what to expect from a younger sibling.

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Vujicic to students: ‘You’re all beautiful just the way that you are’

“Do you see how close I am to the edge? Am I close enough to the edge now?” he asked, as he scooted closer still, eliciting worried gasps from the audience.

“Don’t worry I’m not going to fall off, [but] if I did I would just break my arm or something,” joked Vujicic, resulting in echoing laughter throughout the gymnasium.

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Free health clinic in East L.A. to include medical exams and dental work

On Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., local healthcare programs will partner together to offer free comprehensive health screenings for children and adults in East Los Angeles.

 

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Free Prop 47 Reclassification Clinics offer help changing felony convictions to misdemeanors

The Social Justice Committee of the San Pedro Region is coordinating two free workshops that could help some individuals reclassify select felonies to misdemeanors. The workshops are the result of California’s Proposition 47, which was passed in Nov. 2014. The new regulations changed certain low-level crimes from potential felonies to misdemeanors.

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News around the World

Bishop Gerald Wilkerson honored upon retirement for over 50 years of service

San Fernando’s retiring auxiliary bishop will be missed for his leadership, approachability and sense of humor, say his colleagues.

On Feb. 6, Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson was honored for more than 50 years of service in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with a Mass in the chapel of Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, followed by a formal reception.

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Meins family meets with president, lawmakers on gun control

Trenna Meins is well aware that recently proposed federal laws and executive actions on gun control probably would not have saved her late husband, Damian, from death at the hands of Islamic terrorists at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on Dec. 2.

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How a shoeshiner-turned-journalist touched the heart of Pope Francis

During the Feb. 12 papal flight to Mexico, Pope Francis received an unprecedented gesture of affection from a Mexican journalist: a shoe shining, accompanied by a story from the journalist’s youth.

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See Pope Francis pray before Our Lady of Guadalupe

After Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis spent some time in prayer before the image of Our Lady. 

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Voices

Seeking the face of God in the Scriptures

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Prayer is seeking the face of God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church recalls the story of how St. John Vianney once found a peasant praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The saint asked him what he was doing, and the man replied: “I look at him and he looks at me.”

Events

February 2016
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February 14, 2016

  • Sunday, February 14

    Mother Cabrini Library and Chapel Open House, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3801 Scott Road, Burbank. The event is hosted by the Los Angeles Region.

     

    Italian Catholic Club of SCV Valentine's Day Dinner Dance, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Parish Hall), 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Come enjoy a delicious gourmet buffet dinner and dance the night away to the music of Linda Pippin. Wear your favorite red dress, shirt and/or tie. All adults (single or married) are welcome. Tickets are $35 each (prepaid), or $45 at the door. Please call Anna Riggs at (661) 645-7877 to reserve your spot by Feb. 10.

     

    Stations of the Cross, 2 p.m. Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Boulevard, East Los Angeles. Continuing each Sunday of Lent. For more info, please call Calvary Cemetery: 323-261-3106.

     

    Year of Mercy Mass and Pilgrimage in The Shrine of St. John Paul II, 3 p.m., Our Lady of the Bright Mount Church, 3424 W. Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles.  Mass celebrated in English with Fr. John Paul Gonzalez of Christ the King Church.  Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and confession, with Divine Mercy Chaplet.  The closing prayer will be a blessing and veneration of the 1st class relic of St. John Paul II.  

    South Bay Catholic Co-ed Adult Softball League Pre-Season Practice Games, McMaster Park, 3624 Artesia Blvd., Torrance.  Must RSVP to Fred Lawler (League Commissioner) at (310) 504-0271 or fredlawler@hotmail.com.

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