Catholic LA

How Junipero Serra fought the death penalty for a California native

Blessed Junipero Serra’s love for the natives of California extended even to those who killed one of his friends and fellow missionaries, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said in a summary of an early argument against the death penalty for a native Californian.

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St. Mel Parish to host catechism class for special needs students

Ross Porter, director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland, is offering a class to prepare those with special needs for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

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Bosco Tech instructor earns national teaching award

Jim Curiel, an instructor at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has been named the recipient of the 2015 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award. The teacher award committee of ASM Materials Education Foundation made the announcement earlier this month.

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Mount St. Mary’s University will host a bible study workshop entitled 'Reading the Gospel of Luke'

Mount St. Mary’s University will host a bible study workshop entitled “Reading the Gospel of Luke” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 on the university’s Doheny campus.

 

 

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Holy Innocents Church to join day of protest against Planned Parenthood

Parishioners of Holy Innocents Church, Long Beach, are inviting members of the pro-life community to join them for a National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood on Saturday, Aug. 22. Sponsored by AudioGirls Ministries, the local protest will take place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Long Beach, which is located at 2690 Pacific Avenue, near 27th Street.

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News around the World

Black leaders to Smithsonian: Don’t honor Planned Parenthood founder

While Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is sometimes hailed as a champion of women’s rights, she was no savior to minorities and those with disabilities, said speakers at a recent rally in Washington, D.C.

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Pope Francis holds virtual audience with Americans in Chicago, Texas, LA

Pope Francis on Monday took part in a virtual audience with a group of Americans, less than a month before his historic trip to the United States.

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Benedict XVI: God's truth, love, and goodness are what make us pure

When Benedict XVI said Mass on Sunday for the annual meeting of his former students, his homily focused on how God's Word frees us from the forgetfulness of a world that no longer thinks about God.

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'Africa will save the family' – one cardinal's prediction on the Church's future

The African cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has high hopes for the Church on his continent – he believes that it can bring about the renewal of the family across the globe.

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To labor with love

Archbishop José H. Gomez

In a recent audience, Pope Francis said: “In speaking about a serious, honest person, the most beautiful thing that can be said is: ‘He or she is a worker,’ one who works.” 

 

 

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September 2, 2015

  • Wednesday, September 2

    The Compassionate Friends of South Bay/LA Meeting, 7 p.m., The Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. The Compassionate Friends are a self-help group offering support to families who have lost a child. (310) 530-3214. www.tcfsbla.org.

    Bible Study: The Gospel of John, 7:15-9:15 p.m., Holy Family Church Parish Hall, 18708 Clarksdale Ave., Artesia. 25-week class will meet every Wednesday. Invited speakers will present and explain the lesson followed by a group discussion led by facilitators. $30. To register, call Cecile Uyan, (562) 650-2354. holyfamilybiblestudy.com.

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