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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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St. Euphrasia School’s Lego Robotics Team wins first place in robotics competition

On April 23, the Lego Robotics Team at St. Euphrasia School, “The Incredibots,” earned first place in Robot Design at the Spring Showdown Robotics Competition at Westside School in Los Angeles.

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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. Vincent de Paul to host ‘Mardi Gras in May’ fundraiser

On May 25, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles is hosting a 2016 Mardi Gras in May benefit dinner and awards ceremony to aid those in need.

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St. Gregory the Great School wins U.S. Navy Seaperch Underwater Robotics Challenge

On May 9, students at St. Gregory the Great School in Whittier won the United States Navy Seaperch Underwater Robotics Los Angeles regional competition for the middle school division at California State University, Los Angeles.

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Santacruzan and the Flowers of May: Filipino community celebrates the Virgin Mary

On May 14, the Filipino Catholic community of Los Angeles gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for two traditional celebrations of the Virgin Mary: the Santacruzan and the Flowers of May.

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In South Carolina, unborn babies' pain drives latest pro-life bill

South Carolina has moved closer to stronger legal restrictions against abortion, with a bill to ban most abortions after 19 weeks, due to evidence that unborn children can feel pain at that point.

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With Albino killings on the rise, Malawi's bishops speak out

Amid increased violence against albinos in the southeastern African nation of Malawi, the bishops' justice and peace commission has condemned their killing, which is linked to the practice of witch doctors.

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Pray without ceasing – not just when you want to, Pope says

For Pope Francis, prayer is neither a “magic wand” used to get what we want nor something casual we do only when we feel like it, but is rather the strength that sustains our faith in difficult moments.

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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 over night.

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May 25, 2016

  • Wednesday, May 25

    Learning the Gift of Contemplation from Children, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Grace Church, St. Joseph Room, 5011 White Oak Ave., Encino. The presenter is Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, spiritual guide and director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, international speaker and author.  Suggested donation - $20. 

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