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U.S. News gives Thomas Aquinas College top marks

Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) received high praise from the U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges 2016 Guidebook, as the private college was given top marks for a high retention rate, low student debt and small class size.

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Grief counseling offered for the widowed and divorced

The Beginning Experience Ministry will offer a grief resolution process for adults and children suffering the loss of a loved one through death, divorce or separation.

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Learning Commons and Primary Learning Center: A template for the future

Students at St. Philip the Apostle School in Pasadena came back to school with a big surprise. Their library had been transformed over the summer into a brand new state-of-the-art Learning Commons and Primary Learning Center.

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Getty acquires rare medieval sculpture

The Getty Museum has acquired a rare medieval alabaster sculpture of St. Philip. Dating from 1420 to 1430, the statue represents the apostle Philip holding a cross, referencing his death by crucifixion.



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St. Anthony H.S. welcomes largest freshman class in over 20 years

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach launched its 95th school year with 142 incoming freshman students, the high school’s largest freshmen class enrollment since 1993, when St. Anthony’s had a freshman class of 128 students.

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News around the World

Chicago shrine seeks help to rebuild after devastating fire

This morning the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago launched an online restoration fund following Wednesday's fire at the church, which collapsed much of its roof.

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'Flawed, inadequate' – bishops skewer synod's working doc in new report

A controversial working document for the Vatican's synod on the family took a hard hit from numerous bishops who've called the text overly negative, unclear, and possibly inaccurate in its translations.

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Social responsibility in the marketplace

A woman attending a recent “Respect Life” event found herself wondering about the T-shirts that were for sale. She wondered who produced them, and if they paid a fair wage with decent working conditions.

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Pope Francis leads synod in praying for peace in the Middle East

This morning, Pope Francis offered one of the synod’s daily moments of prayer for peace in the Middle East, and appealed the international community to put immediate interests aside, and find solutions.

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The family is God’s dream for his creation

Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am writing to you this week from Rome, where we have just begun the second day of the Synod of Bishops on the family, which will run Oct. 4–25. 



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October 10, 2015

  • Saturday, October 10

    Boutique, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bruno, 15740 Citrustree Rd., Whittier.  For more information, call Evelyn, (562) 760-2824.

    Our Lady of Fatima Celebration/Rosary Rally, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Irwindale, 16025 E Cypress, Irwindale. Rosary will start at Irwindale Park at 12 p.m. (after Mass).

    Forget-Me-Not Luncheon, 11 a.m., Wilshire Country Club, 301 N Rossmore Ave., Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children Auxiliary is hosting a benefit luncheon to celebrate the Center’s 30th anniversary. Lunch will be followed by a reception and silent auction with mistress of ceremonies Margaret “Peggy” Bartenetti. $125. For reservations, call Eleana Williams, (323) 227-9738.

    “Faith & Hope: Beyond Prison Walls” Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Homeboy Industries, 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles. 

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