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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 instructor earns national teaching award

Jim Curiel, an instructor at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has been named the recipient of the 2015 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award. The teacher award committee of ASM Materials Education Foundation made the announcement earlier this month.

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Mount St. Mary’s University will host a bible study workshop entitled 'Reading the Gospel of Luke'

Mount St. Mary’s University will host a bible study workshop entitled “Reading the Gospel of Luke” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 on the university’s Doheny campus.

 

 

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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

Pope Francis holds virtual audience with Americans in Chicago, Texas, LA

Pope Francis on Monday took part in a virtual audience with a group of Americans, less than a month before his historic trip to the United States.

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'Africa will save the family' – one cardinal's prediction on the Church's future

The African cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has high hopes for the Church on his continent – he believes that it can bring about the renewal of the family across the globe.

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On WWII anniversary, Pope says 'never again' to war, condemns arms trafficking

Pope Francis remembered the official end of the Second World War on Wednesday with the plea: “never again,” and he decried similar horrors from today’s bloody conflicts, denouncing weapons trafficking.

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DC choir hopes Pope Francis will sing along

Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month hope to stir the soul of the pontiff – and maybe even inspire him to sing along.

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Voices

To labor with love

Archbishop José H. Gomez

In a recent audience, Pope Francis said: “In speaking about a serious, honest person, the most beautiful thing that can be said is: ‘He or she is a worker,’ one who works.” 

 

 

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September 3, 2015

  • Thursday, September 3

    Unspinning the Web of Planned Parenthood: An Exclusive Look from a Former Clinic Director, 7 p.m., St. Philip the Apostle Church Hall, 151 S Hill Ave., Pasadena. Featuring speaker Abby Johnson. $25. RSVP to mcsheahan@la-archdiocese.org.

    “Corita Kent: Shades of Wonder” Reception/“Happening”, 7-8:30 p.m., USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W Thirty Second St., Los Angeles. www.catholictrojan.org.

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