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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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Getty acquires rare medieval sculpture

The Getty Museum has acquired a rare medieval alabaster sculpture of St. Philip. Dating from 1420 to 1430, the statue represents the apostle Philip holding a cross, referencing his death by crucifixion.



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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

The Little Sisters make history with the Gospel of Life

I did not go to Notre Dame and I don’t even watch Notre Dame football, but I’ve always had on my heart a concern for the university in South Bend, Indiana. Catholic identity is its namesake, with the most important woman in human history at its highest architectural point on campus. We all have a vested interest in it sticking with its mission, given what an iconic institution it is and what influence it has in American cultural and political life and history.

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Cardinal Erdö's emphatic defense of Church teaching marked synod's first day

Monday, the first full day of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, was dominated by the introductory address of the synod’s general relator, Cardinal Peter Erdö of Esztergom-Budapest.

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Religious leaders, scholars ask Obama to declare ISIS violence a genocide

More than 100 religious leaders, scholars, and human rights advocates signed a letter Monday asking President Obama to formally declare the killing and displacement of Middle Eastern religious minorities a “genocide.”

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Vigil supports pope’s message of the dignity of inmates

An interfaith Prayer Vigil for Dignity and Justice was held outside the Men’s Central Jail in Downtown Los Angeles the evening of Sept. 29, with several hundred men, women and children in attendance — representing diverse races, cultures and religious traditions — to stand together in solidarity with Pope Francis’ message against mass incarceration and racial injustice.



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Photos Around the Archdiocese


The family is God’s dream for his creation

Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am writing to you this week from Rome, where we have just begun the second day of the Synod of Bishops on the family, which will run Oct. 4–25. 



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October 8, 2015

  • Thursday, October 8

    Cabrini Literary Guild Meeting, 11 a.m., Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Dr., Glendale. Guest speaker is Molly Snow of the group Girls on the Run, a transformational physical activity program for girls in third-through-eighth grade. $30 (includes lunch). (818) 244-6272.

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