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How Junipero Serra fought the death penalty for a California native

Blessed Junipero Serra’s love for the natives of California extended even to those who killed one of his friends and fellow missionaries, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said in a summary of an early argument against the death penalty for a native Californian.

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St. Mel Parish to host catechism class for special needs students

Ross Porter, director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland, is offering a class to prepare those with special needs for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

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Bosco Tech bingo receives 2015 Best of Rosemead Award

The bingo program hosted by Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has been selected for the 2015 Best of Rosemead Award for exceptional marketing success in their community. The school won the award in the Casino category.

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Loyola High School honored by Board of Supervisors

On Aug. 4, Loyola High School in Los Angeles celebrated the school’s 150th anniversary with a commemorative scroll presented by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.

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Holy Innocents Church to join day of protest against Planned Parenthood

Parishioners of Holy Innocents Church, Long Beach, are inviting members of the pro-life community to join them for a National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood on Saturday, Aug. 22. Sponsored by AudioGirls Ministries, the local protest will take place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Long Beach, which is located at 2690 Pacific Avenue, near 27th Street.

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Filipinos mourn the death of pioneer Bishop Francisco San Diego of Pasig

Catholics in the Philippines are mourning Wednesday's death of Bishop Francisco San Diego, who founded the Diocese of Pasig in 2003 and led it until his retirement in 2010.

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Pop Artist. Provocateur. Catholic. Who was Andy Warhol?

Chances are you've heard of the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” And you've probably seen the neon-colored canvases of Campbell soup cans or Marilyn Monroe's face – even if you don't know the artist behind them.

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The modern world's biggest challenge, according to Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI considers the quest for God to be contemporary society's foremost challenge, according to one of the emeritus Pope's former students, who has organized the annual meeting of Ratzinger's students to discuss that very topic.

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‘Pastor to the pastors’

“What I’ve tried to do and be is a pastor to the pastors, to support them, set goals for them, to be approachable and to listen. I want them to be the best priests they can be,” says Auxiliary Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson about his 18-year ministry serving as shepherd for the million Catholics who live and work in the San Fernando Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

 

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What are we working for?

Archbishop José H. Gomez

What is work? Why do we do it and what are we working for? What does God want from our work? What does our work mean in light of our Catholic faith? 

 

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