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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 students take home four medals at French language competition

On March 10, Louisville High School in Woodland Hills earned four medals at the Le Grand Concours 2016, an annual national French competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church parishioners dig wells in Tanzania

Parishioners of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Pasadena traveled to Tanzania to help dig wells and provide clean drinking water to the underprivileged and those living in rural areas.

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St. Didacus School opens new technology and media center

On May 15, St. Didacus School in Los Angeles dedicated a new school building devoted to incorporating technology into the school curriculum. The Jo Ann Malone Trust’s charitable contributions made the new educational center possible.

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Free ‘Hands-Only CPR’ training offered during National CPR Week

In honor of National CPR Week, St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood is offering free “Hands-Only CPR” classes to the community on June 2, offering multiple sessions in both English and Spanish. The Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency is also a collaborator of this event.

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Exorcist says there's a demon that targets the family

There's a demon that specializes in attacking the family, said exorcist César Truqui, a priest who participated in a course on exorcism held in Rome last year.

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Marymount CA University partners with archdiocese for first-of-its-kind initiative

Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes launched a new initiative that guarantees university admission for high school seniors enrolled in any of the 51 high schools affiliated with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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Deportation could be a death sentence, bishops warn as raids increase

Renewed immigration raids against women and children fail to recognize the severity of situations faced by migrants, who leave Central America to escape death, the U.S. bishops said.

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Holy See backs global health goals, says 'leave no one behind'

The Vatican has voiced support for global health care goals and has said that Catholic institutions are committed to combating problems like communicable diseases.

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May 27, 2016

  • Friday, May 27

    17th Annual Mary Logan Orcutt Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills. Presented by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Guadalupe Community Center to honor supporters and benefit Guadalupe Community Center. Honorees are: Most Reverend Gerald Wilkerson, Auxiliary Bishop (Emeritus), Archdiocese of L.A.; Providence Tarzana Medical Center; El Proyecto del Barrio; John Reeve. Dinner attended by Archbishop José H. Gomez. Tickets $175. For info or tickets, contact 213-251-3556 or email syanez@ccharities.org.

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