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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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Cathedral exhibits student artwork from 15 Catholic high schools

Thousands will see the artwork on display in the northwest corner of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels over the next few months. But the drawings, paintings and sculptures weren’t created by anyone famous.

Well, at least they’re not famous yet.

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NFL veteran awards Golden Football to St. Anthony High School

Super Bowl champion Manu Tuiasosopo returned to his alma mater, St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, to present a Super Bowl 50 Golden Football on behalf of the NFL during a private reception with the school’s football coaches and players on Jan. 29.

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Changing the ending: Striving for Catholic school growth in the 21st century

Happy Catholic Schools Week! This is the week that Catholic schools across the United States celebrate the history and ongoing value that these institutions provide to students and families.

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Pope Francis grieves over victims of Taiwan earthquake

Pope Francis sent his condolences to those affected by a deadly earthquake which struck the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan on Saturday, causing a building collapse that has killed dozens of people.

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High-ranking American in Vatican 'humbled' by appointment as nuncio

On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells, the highest ranking American in the Vatican Secretariat of State, as his new ambassador to South Africa and Botswana.

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Young, white Americans are addicted to this (and what Catholics should do about it)

When recent headlines marked a spike in drug overdoses for white, middle-class Americans, the news saddened but did not surprise Deacon Timothy Flanigan, an HIV specialist at Brown University medical school in Providence, R.I.

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Iowa and us in a Year of Mercy

Kathryn Jean Lopez

It was in the general-purpose room of St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Des Moines that Donald Trump made his last pitch to Iowa voters, inside a caucus room. He wanted to make sure people remembered that not only will he build the wall on our border with Mexico, but that he’s the only candidate who will make Mexico pay for it.

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February 9, 2016

  • Tuesday, February 9

    St. John Fisher Women's Council Shrove Tuesday Luncheon, Check-in and Refreshments 10:00 a.m., Speaker at 11 a.m., Lunch at 12 p.m., Barrett Hall,  St. John Fisher, 5448 Crest Road Rancho Palos Verdes. Guest speaker Monsignor Kevin Kosteknik, first Pastor of the Cathedral  of Our Lady of the Angeles and former Assistant Pastor at St John Fisher Church from 1982-1987, will discuss "How God Works for Us through Mary". Annual fund raiser and proceeds will help support several local charities. Admission $25. Reservations may be made at the Parish Office. Last day for reservations is Friday February 5th. For more information please call Elaine Sweers at (310) 377-7704.

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