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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 students take home four medals at French language competition

On March 10, Louisville High School in Woodland Hills earned four medals at the Le Grand Concours 2016, an annual national French competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church parishioners dig wells in Tanzania

Parishioners of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Pasadena traveled to Tanzania to help dig wells and provide clean drinking water to the underprivileged and those living in rural areas.

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St. Didacus School opens new technology and media center

On May 15, St. Didacus School in Los Angeles dedicated a new school building devoted to incorporating technology into the school curriculum. The Jo Ann Malone Trust’s charitable contributions made the new educational center possible.

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Free ‘Hands-Only CPR’ training offered during National CPR Week

In honor of National CPR Week, St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood is offering free “Hands-Only CPR” classes to the community on June 2, offering multiple sessions in both English and Spanish. The Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency is also a collaborator of this event.

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Marymount CA University partners with archdiocese for first-of-its-kind initiative

Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes launched a new initiative that guarantees university admission for high school seniors enrolled in any of the 51 high schools affiliated with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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Archbishop Shevchuk on the 'silent war' no one cares about

It's a conflict that's been raging in Ukraine for two years, costing thousands of lives and displacing millions of people. But the international community seems to have largely forgotten about it.

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How Benedict XVI's resignation changed the papacy

When Pope emeritus Benedict XVI resigned as pontiff three years ago, he added a new dimension to the papacy, said his personal secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein.

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Catholics join outrage over sale of sacred Native American items

Native Americans say a French auction house should return their sacred objects set to go on sale, and they have an ally in Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, N.M.

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A Memorial Day reflection from America’s late peace-priest

Tony Magliano

The best way to remember those who have been killed in battle is to work for the day when others will no longer be sent to take their place.


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