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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.

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Grief counseling offered for the widowed and divorced

The Beginning Experience Ministry will offer a grief resolution process for adults and children suffering the loss of a loved one through death, divorce or separation.

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Learning Commons and Primary Learning Center: A template for the future

Students at St. Philip the Apostle School in Pasadena came back to school with a big surprise. Their library had been transformed over the summer into a brand new state-of-the-art Learning Commons and Primary Learning Center.

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St. Mark School in Venice implements environmentally friendly changes

St. Mark School in Venice will soon complete environmentally friendly changes to their campus, including a cutting-edge water filtration system, new drought-tolerant landscaping and a community garden.

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St. Anthony H.S. welcomes largest freshman class in over 20 years

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach launched its 95th school year with 142 incoming freshman students, the high school’s largest freshmen class enrollment since 1993, when St. Anthony’s had a freshman class of 128 students.

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News around the World

Catalan bishops: Church can't make specific proposals on independence from Spain

The Catalan regional bishops conference last Tuesday issued a statement ahead of Sunday's regional election – widely seen as an informal referendum on independence – saying the Church will not propose specifics, but can agree with positions that have “moral legitimacy.”

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Love is our mission

When he was still a priest, a young man asked Pope Francis what God was up to before he created the world.

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Junípero Serra High School celebrates canonization of namesake with week of festivities

Students at Junípero Serra High School in Gardena took part in a weeklong series of presentations, tours and classroom discussions to commemorate and learn more about the life of the newly declared saint, Junípero Serra.

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Pope tells Synod Fathers to learn from the Holy Family

Pope Francis on Saturday presided over a candlelight vigil for the Synod on the Family, calling on the Synod Fathers to listen to families, including the Holy Family, over the course of their deliberations.

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Things beyond our imagination

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Recently, at an academic dinner, I was sitting across the table from a nuclear scientist. At one point, I asked him this question: Do you believe that there’s human life on other planets? His answer surprised me: “As a scientist, no, I don’t believe there’s human life on another planet.


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October 4, 2015

  • Sunday, October 4

    Gerard Thomas Straub Book Signing, 9 a.m.- 1p.m., Holy Family Bookstore, 1519 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Straub will discuss his newly re-released book, “The Sun and Moon Over Assisi.” (626) 403-6133.

    St. Kateri Mass, 11 a.m., St. Marcellinus Church, 2349 Strong Ave., Commerce. Everyone is welcome to honor and follow in the footsteps of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Potluck and raffle immediately following – bring a favorite dish to share!

    Faith Support on Our Cancer Journey, 2-4 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. This afternoon of reflection will explore ways for those struggling with cancer can nurture their spirits and seek divine guidance and support. $25 ($20 if paid in full by September 25). (310) 377-4867.

    “Come and See” Vocation Event, 2-7 p.m., Heart of Jesus Retreat Center, 2927 S Greenville St., Santa Ana. Single women of high school and college age are invited by Sacred Heart Sisters to learn more about religious life. Dinner will be provided. RSVP by Oct. 3 at (714) 557-4583 or 

    Once Upon a Time: Stories to Awaken the Mysteries of the Heart, 3-5 p.m., Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. $25. (310) 377-4867.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, Rosary: 4:30 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Contact Sylvia Aimerito (562) 429-1965.

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