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USCCB chair for Promotion and Defense of Marriage to speak at Thomas Aquinas College commencement

On May 14, the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will give the commencement address to Thomas Aquinas College’s graduating students. During the event, Archbishop Cordileone will be honored with the school’s highest award, the St. Thomas Aquinas Medallion, in recognition of his life-long fidelity and service to the Catholic Church.

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Louisville High School choir wins first place at choral competition  

On April 15, the Royal Company — an extracurricular choir at Louisville High School in Woodland Hills — won first place in a competition at the Music in the Parks Music Festival. The 13 student singers, accompanied by pianist Francesco Alleruzzo and conducted by music teacher Maura Crawley, sang three classical pieces.

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Inner-city students awarded National Academic Achievement recognition

 On April 29, Resurrection School in Boyle Heights held a school-wide celebration after their students showed the highest percentage of academic growth among eight Seton Blended Learning Schools, earning the school the National Academic Achievement recognition award.

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Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women to host Marian Mass at the cathedral

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) will honor the Blessed Mother with the 12th annual Marian Mass and Marian Crowning on May 10 at 9:50 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

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Accreditation team awards St. Anthony High School in Long Beach straight A’s

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach recently announced that the Western Catholic Educational Association’s accreditation team has awarded them the highest marks in all evaluated areas.

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Christians in Nigeria are essentially 'target practice' – here's one bishop's response

For Bishop Matthew Kukah, persecution is not just the history of the Church. It’s a reality that he lives every day.

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A place to call home: Holy Name of Jesus School partners with local homeless shelter to offer free tuition for needy students

For many of its students, the K-8 Holy Name of Jesus School in downtown Los Angeles is a welcoming environment that feels like a home away from home. For a small group of students, Holy Name is the only physical building they can actually call home.

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NC governor: Separate men and women's restrooms is a matter of privacy

North Carolina’s governor is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department’s claim that it is unlawful and discriminatory to require individuals to use public bathrooms, locker rooms and showers corresponding to their biological sex.

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No one is alone in their suffering, Pope Francis affirms at prayer vigil

During a prayer vigil on Thursday for all those in need of consolation, Pope Francis stressed that though we cry out in moments of difficulty, we are never alone.

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May is Mary’s Month. It is a new moment ... when we reflect on the love that our Blessed Mother showed to us in bringing Jesus into the world. As I was reflecting on this week’s column, I found myself wondering: Did Our Lady ever pray the Our Father?

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May 6, 2016

  • Friday, May 6

    Healing the Family Tree Mass, 7:15 p.m., Incarnation Church, 1001 North Brand Blvd., Glendale. Presider: Father Mike Barry, SS.CC. Please come early to fill out the family tree form. Info: (818) 421-1354.

     

    Holy Hour with Rosary and Benediction for the intention of Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 18400 Kinzie St., Northridge.  For information call  818-368-0570.

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