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USCCB chair for Promotion and Defense of Marriage to speak at Thomas Aquinas College commencement

On May 14, the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will give the commencement address to Thomas Aquinas College’s graduating students. During the event, Archbishop Cordileone will be honored with the school’s highest award, the St. Thomas Aquinas Medallion, in recognition of his life-long fidelity and service to the Catholic Church.

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Louisville High School choir wins first place at choral competition  

On April 15, the Royal Company — an extracurricular choir at Louisville High School in Woodland Hills — won first place in a competition at the Music in the Parks Music Festival. The 13 student singers, accompanied by pianist Francesco Alleruzzo and conducted by music teacher Maura Crawley, sang three classical pieces.

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Los Angeles Catholics to build Habitat for Humanity home

On April 16, the Habitat L.A. Catholic Coalition broke ground for a house in Montebello, drawing nearly 60 volunteers from 10 local parishes. Auxiliary Bishop O’Connell attended the event, blessing both the site and the volunteers. 

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Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women to host Marian Mass at the cathedral

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) will honor the Blessed Mother with the 12th annual Marian Mass and Marian Crowning on May 10 at 9:50 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

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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

Court rules against real estate mogul who pressured nuns with ‘bad deal’

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick ruled April 13 that the contested sale of the former convent of the Immaculate Heart of Mary religious sisters to urban developer Dana Hollister is invalid. Bowick entered an order May 2 affirming the sisters as the rightful owner of the Waverly Drive property and ordering Hollister to immediately vacate the premises.

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Jesus' closeness to sinners isn’t a scandal – it's an example, Pope says

On Wednesday Pope Francis said the parable of the Good Shepherd is a key example of God’s mercy, because it represents the depth of the Lord's concern in ensuring that no one is lost.

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Cost and conscience – why more Christians are ditching health insurance for this alternative

The youngest of James Lansberry’s nine children almost didn’t survive his birth. Born with no heartbeat, he was resuscitated and spent 11 days in the neo-natal intensive care unit. The medical bill was over $200,000.

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South African bishops rebuke government for spending billions on weapons

The Catholic bishops of South Africa have criticized the government for excessive weapons spending given the country’s major social problems. 

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Shakespeare and the Fading of the Catholic World

Bishop Robert Barron

Last week the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of the greatest writer in the English language and one of the three or four most significant artists the human race has produced. William Shakespeare simply contains so much.

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