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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.

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St. Mel Parish to host catechism class for special needs students

Ross Porter, director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland, is offering a class to prepare those with special needs for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

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Bosco Tech bingo receives 2015 Best of Rosemead Award

The bingo program hosted by Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has been selected for the 2015 Best of Rosemead Award for exceptional marketing success in their community. The school won the award in the Casino category.

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Loyola High School honored by Board of Supervisors

On Aug. 4, Loyola High School in Los Angeles celebrated the school’s 150th anniversary with a commemorative scroll presented by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.

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Holy Innocents Church to join day of protest against Planned Parenthood

Parishioners of Holy Innocents Church, Long Beach, are inviting members of the pro-life community to join them for a National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood on Saturday, Aug. 22. Sponsored by AudioGirls Ministries, the local protest will take place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Long Beach, which is located at 2690 Pacific Avenue, near 27th Street.

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News around the World

‘Pastor to the pastors’

“What I’ve tried to do and be is a pastor to the pastors, to support them, set goals for them, to be approachable and to listen. I want them to be the best priests they can be,” says Auxiliary Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson about his 18-year ministry serving as shepherd for the million Catholics who live and work in the San Fernando Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

 

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It's not over yet: Nebraska bishops, Catholics continue to fight death penalty

Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops have asked all people of goodwill to continue to fight the death penalty, after it won a last-minute reprieve in the state Wednesday.

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Vatican: Pope did not endorse 'gay penguin' book

The Vatican has rejected claims in the media that Pope Francis is supporting a book on gay adoption, saying a letter responding to the author should not be interpreted as an endorsement.

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Former nuncio Wesolowski, facing sex abuse trial, dies

Jozef Wesolowski, the laicized, former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic who faced criminal charges of possession of child pornography and pedophilic acts in Vatican City died on Friday at the age of 67.

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Voices

The promise and potential of Catholic schools

Kevin Baxter

As the remaining days of summer slip by and students return to their schools for another academic year, there is great hope and promise for Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

 

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