Catholic LA

Thomas Aquinas College files supplemental brief with Supreme Court HHS mandate case

As Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula continues to challenge the HHS contraceptive mandate, on April 12, attorneys filed a supplemental brief at the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Catholic college. The brief was in compliance with the high court’s request, made less than one week after it had heard the case’s oral arguments.

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Bishop Brennan blesses St. Monica Academy’s new Montrose campus

On April 5, Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of the San Fernando Pastoral Region paid a visit to St. Monica Academy’s new campus in Montrose for a school blessing and to consecrate the school to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

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Don Bosco Tech band earns highest honors at music festival

On April 8, Don Bosco Technical Institute’s Symphonic Band earned top honors during the WorldStrides Heritage Performance Music Festival in Washington state, where they earned a gold rating and first place ranking.

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LA County Department of Mental Health hosts faith-based Advocacy Council meeting

On April 7, the L.A. County Department of Mental Health (DMH) hosted a meeting of the faith-based Advocacy Council as an opportunity for government representatives and religious leaders to discuss community needs and seek solutions regarding mental health issues, homelessness and substance abuse.

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Accreditation team awards St. Anthony High School in Long Beach straight A’s

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach recently announced that the Western Catholic Educational Association’s accreditation team has awarded them the highest marks in all evaluated areas.

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News around the World

Pregnancy center marks 40 years of service in the South Bay

It began in 1971 as a telephone helpline for pregnant women. Word spread and many callers began seeking face-to-face contact for help. With enough support from women willing to help counsel, eventually they decided to take the next step.

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Woman bulldozed to death in China signals new wave of oppression

Two members of a Chinese church demolition crew have been detained by police after they allegedly bulldozed the wife of a Christian pastor who had attempted to halt the destruction of her church.

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Pope opens the door for beatification of Albanian martyrs

Pope Francis on Tuesday gave the green light for the beatification of 38 Albanian martyrs, all of whom were killed by the country’s atheistic, communist regime between 1945 and 1974.

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At the Supreme Court, Catholic bishops speak up for a Lutheran playground

The denial of a playground resurfacing grant to a Lutheran school empowers religious discrimination, not constitutional principles, the U.S. Catholic bishops said in a Supreme Court brief.

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Praying for holiness and the kingdom

Archbishop José H. Gomez

The Church’s saints have always recognized that the Lord’s Prayer is a summary of his whole Gospel. And each word and phrase in the prayer is a rich source for us to contemplate and reflect on.


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