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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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News around the World

National Prayer Breakfast keynote: In a world of division, be a bridge-builder

In their keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast, the couple behind the History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ miniseries called for efforts to unite people of different faiths, races and political beliefs.

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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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Journalist with microcephaly slams abortion push in Brazil

In the wake of the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas, one woman born with microcephaly – which is suspected to be linked to Zika – has said that what’s needed for those with the condition is assistance, not abortion.

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Pope Francis surprises jubilee pilgrims in visit to Vatican departments

On Thursday the “Pope of Surprises” made an unscheduled stop at the welcoming center for pilgrims in Rome for the Jubilee of Mercy, before heading to three Vatican departments for a lengthy visit after.

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Voices

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.

Events

February 2016
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February 7, 2016

  • Sunday, February 7

    Rosary and Mass for Life, 4:30 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Rosary begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. For information, contact Sylvia Aimerito at (562) 429-1965 or visit AudioGirlMinistries.com.

     

    Solemn Mass for the Last Sunday before Lent, 12 p.m., St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 15520 Ventura Blvd,, Encino. Dale Jergenson – Dixieland Mass. Soloists and Dixieland Band, with the combined choirs of St. Cyril of Jerusalem and St. Francis de Sales of Sherman Oaks.

     

    Year of Mercy Mass in the Shrine of St. John Paul II, 3p.m., Our Lady of the Bright Mount Church, 3424 W. Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles. Mass in Polish with Father Rafal Dygula, S.Ch., pastor and shrine director. Mass followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and confession, with Divine Mercy Chaplet. Closing prayer will be a blessing and veneration of the 1st class relic of St. John Paul II.  

     

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