Catholic LA

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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Did Facebook 'blacklist' religious news in their trending topics?

Earlier this month, a report from Gizmodo dropped the equivalent of a social media bomb – several former Facebook employees said the company routinely suppressed conservative news in the social media giant's “trending news” section.

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Concerns over religious freedom help sink LGBT bills

Religious liberty was among the primary concerns that ultimately defeated controversial legislation aimed at enforcing an LGBT executive order twice this week.

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Cardinal Capovilla remembered as close friend of Saint John XXIII

Cardinal Loris Capovilla, St. John XXIII’s personal secretary, died May 26 at the age of 100. He had been the closest collaborator of the sainted “Good Pope John” for ten years.

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Catholic social teaching gives us a vision of the world as it could be and as it should be. ... The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most radical doctrine in the history of ideas. If the world believed what Jesus proclaimed ... every society could be transformed overnight.


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