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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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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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Christians in Nigeria are essentially 'target practice' – here's one bishop's response

For Bishop Matthew Kukah, persecution is not just the history of the Church. It’s a reality that he lives every day.

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Celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy by discovering historical Jubilee Years

To observe the Jubilee Year of Mercy and to connect it with past Jubilee Years, the pilgrimage office of the Diocese of Rome is displaying historical documents proclaiming the jubilees dating back to 1300.

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Pro-Woman. Pro-Life. Is there really a contradiction?

“Women’s liberation.” “Women’s rights movement.” “War on women.” For many, the buzzwords surrounding the intersection of feminism and the pro-life movement call to mind a conflict between the two campaigns. However, for many of those involved in the pro-life movement, pro-life and feminist goals are aligned, not opposed.

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May is Mary’s Month. It is a new moment ... when we reflect on the love that our Blessed Mother showed to us in bringing Jesus into the world. As I was reflecting on this week’s column, I found myself wondering: Did Our Lady ever pray the Our Father?

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