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Aquinas alums commit to religious, priestly vocations

Two recent graduates of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula have made professions in their call to religious life.

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Palliative care expert joins Providence Health & Services

One of the nation’s foremost experts in palliative care and a leading advocate for transforming care through the end of life is joining Providence Health & Services to lead its new Institute for Human Caring.

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OLA youth missionaries travel to Chula Vista

Last year it was Pasadena, but this year a group of teens and young people from Our Lady of the Assumption in Claremont made a weeklong mission trip to Chula Vista to be of service, to learn the value of giving and to see the power of faith in action.

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Holy Name of Jesus School participates in Tzedakah

The giving of Tzedakah (charity) is a fundamental mitzvah (good deed) in Jewish life, and no Jewish home is complete without a Tzedakah Box. There are many to choose from to beautify the performance of this important Mitzvah, but the best ones are homemade. 

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St. Francis Medical Center hosts inaugural youth film festival

On June 28, St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood hosted its first Southern California Crossroads Youth Film Screening event, which featured 11 short films focusing on friendship, violence, bullying, inspiration and dreams. 

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News around the World

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax or leave.

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Gun violence continues in Chicago

Last weekend, at least 40 people were shot in Chicago. Four died, including an 11-year-old girl. Shamiya Adams was in the first-floor bedroom of her best friend at a Friday night sleep-over when a bullet from outside struck her head. She died the next day.

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Judge rules against death penalty in California

A federal judge ruled July 16 that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional because the system is so dysfunctional that it is arbitrary and unfair.

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Christian leader, friend to Pope Francis dies in motorcycle accident

Tony Palmer, a Protestant Christian leader and a close friend of Pope Francis, passed away in the U.K. on Sunday due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

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Suicide: Reclaiming the memory of our loved one

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Each year I write a column on suicide. Mostly I say the same thing over and over again, simply because it needs to be said. I don’t claim any originality or special insight, I only write about suicide because there is such a desperate need for anyone to address the question.

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July 25, 2014

  • Friday, July 25

    Villanova Alumni Luau, for classes celebrating milestone reunions, 6 p.m., 12096 Ventura Ave., Ojai; $. (805) 646-1464.

    Healing Mass, Fr. Joey Faller presiding, 7 p.m., St. Philomena Church, 21900 S. Main St., Carson. (310) 528-6184.

    “Summer Movies under the Stars,” for families, sponsored by parish youth ministry (also Aug. 8), 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 820 N. Garfield Ave., Montebello. (323) 725-7578.

    “Heaven & Earth: Byzantium from Greek Collections,” exhibit (to Aug. 25), Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades. (310) 440-7300.

    Catholic Family Conference, speakers, workshops and liturgies (also July 26), Ontario Convention Center; $. (800) 526-2151.

     

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