• U.S. News gives Thomas Aquinas College top marks

    Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) received high praise from the U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges 2016 Guidebook, as the private college was given top marks for a high retention rate, low student debt and small class size.

  • From Aquinas to Serra: Bishop Robert Barron prepares for L.A.

    After spending most of his life and career in Chicago, Bishop Robert Barron is preparing to become a stranger in a strange land.

     

     

  • 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.

  • Day-long charismatic event at La Reina HS

    Matt Maher, renowned Catholic singer, and Paul J. Kim, charismatic Catholic speaker, will team up to host the 2015 Conejo Youth Fest on June 20. The youth ministries of St. Paschal Baylon Parish and St. Rose of Lima Parish are the organizers of the event.

  • ‘My Hope is Arisen’

    The latest recording of the St. Barbara Parish Choir and Schola is available for purchase at the Saint Barbara Parish offices.

  • St. Vincent de Paul welcomes new development director

    St. Vincent de Paul’s camp and retreat center welcomes Juan Arambul as their new program and development director. Arambul will take on this newly created role in a full-time capacity in June. The announcement was made on March 20.

  • Association of Catholic Student Councils receives $150,000 grant

    The Association of Catholic Student Councils (TACSC), a California-based Catholic, leadership program for junior high students, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the William H. Hannon Foundation.

  • Catholic college receives $8.5 million grant

    Thomas Aquinas College, a private liberal arts college in Ventura County, was the recent recipient of an $8.5 million grant from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation. The generous donation will go towards the college’s new lecture and concert hall.

  • Catholic Women’s association celebrates anniversary

    On Feb. 18, more than 60 members of the Young Ladies Institute (YLI) gathered in Ventura to celebrate their community chapter’s 75th anniversary.

  • New Textbook Launch

    On Feb. 26, the Louise M. Davies Foundation became the lead donor for the Catholic Textbook Project’s latest goal: four new Catholic history textbooks for grades 1 through 4.

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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.

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  • Tuesday, February 9

    St. John Fisher Women's Council Shrove Tuesday Luncheon, Check-in and Refreshments 10:00 a.m., Speaker at 11 a.m., Lunch at 12 p.m., Barrett Hall,  St. John Fisher, 5448 Crest Road Rancho Palos Verdes. Guest speaker Monsignor Kevin Kosteknik, first Pastor of the Cathedral  of Our Lady of the Angeles and former Assistant Pastor at St John Fisher Church from 1982-1987, will discuss "How God Works for Us through Mary". Annual fund raiser and proceeds will help support several local charities. Admission $25. Reservations may be made at the Parish Office. Last day for reservations is Friday February 5th. For more information please call Elaine Sweers at (310) 377-7704.

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