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Submitting Minister Workshop in Camarillo

The Metropolitan Tribunal is sponsoring a one-day workshop for individuals who assist with matrimonial nullity requests. The Submitting Minister Workshop will include information on the theology of marriage, the role of the submitting minister, and the Tribunal process for submitting petitions for a canonical investigation of marriage.

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Grief Recovery for Relationships

A “Beginning Experience” Weekend will be held at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse through death or divorce/separation. Many people who have suffered this loss feel left out by their church, uneasy around married friends and unsure of themselves and their futures.

 

 

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Bosco Tech’s 4th Annual Yurak Memorial 5K run

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host the Fourth Annual Yurak Memorial 5K Run at Irwindale’s Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area on Saturday, February 14, 2015. In addition to the race, the event will feature a free kids-only 1K Fun Run.

 

 

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Blessed Sacrament School Centennial Kickoff Celebration

The entire community is invited to join Blessed Sacrament School and alumni for the official open house and luncheon marking the school’s 100th birthday celebration. 

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Marymount CA University to dedicate new Center for the Arts March 5

Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes is inviting students and parents, faculty and staff, community members and other supporters to the dedication and grand opening of the new Marylyn and Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 5.

 

 

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News around the World

Will the number of dioceses in Italy be cut in the near future?

A plan to reduce the number of Italian dioceses has been widely debated in the Italian bishops conference, and a first draft of the plan has reportedly already been given to the Congregation for Bishops and has undergone some adjustments.

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Iraqi priests work to save historic Christian writings from Islamic State

Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, O.P. is working to preserve Christian manuscripts through digitization, recording a memory of Iraq's Christian past.

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Controversy over Blessed Junípero Serra

The announcement of the canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra by Pope Francis unearthed preexisting controversies surrounding the 17th century missionary.

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How one Catholic school takes a hammer to the cycle of poverty

During Catholic Schools Week, the president of a small school in Washington, D.C. explained its humble origins, extraordinary mission, and its hopes for the future.

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‘Digging a well together’

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Christian de Cherge, the Trappist Abbott who was martyred in Algeria in 1996, was fond of sharing this story: He had a very close Muslim friend, Mohammed, and the two of them used to pray together, even as they remained aware of their differences as Muslim and Christian.  

Aware too that certain schools of thought, both Muslim and Christian, warn against this type of prayer out of a sense that the various faiths are not praying to the same God, the two of them didn’t call their sessions together prayer. Rather they imagined themselves as “digging a well together.”

 

 

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February 1, 2015

  • Sunday, February 1

    Third Order Lay Carmelite Community Q & A Meeting, 1-4 p.m., St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church located at 12930 Hamlin St. North Hollywood. The Order is located throughout the Los Angeles area and open to new membership.  If interested in the ancient tradition of contemplative prayer, community and service, come and have your questions answered.  For more information, contact Regional Director Herman Briones, (818) 521-6564.

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