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Chaminade College Prep student drafted by the New York Yankees

On June 9, the New York Yankees selected Blake Rutherford, 19, as the No. 18 overall pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.

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Old Mission Santa Inés Society of St. Vincent de Paul serve homeless on Skid Row

On June 3, volunteers from Solvang traveled to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles to serve lunch to 70 homeless men and women at the society’s Cardinal Manning Center.

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Long Beach school draws on sun power for school energy

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach recently installed an impressive 72-kilowatt solar energy system to power their campus, which has already saved the school $20,000 in electrical bills.

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News around the World

Jesuit appointed head of US religious freedom commission

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has a new chairman, and for the first time, the position will be held by a Catholic priest.
 

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L.A. publications bring home 11 national awards

Vida Nueva and The Tidings, the Spanish- and English-language newspapers serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, won 11 awards from the Catholic Press Association June 3.

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Pope Francis: Europe must ensure peaceful coexistence after Brexit

Pope Francis has said the result of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union reflects the “will of the people” and that there is now a “great responsibility” to ensure the well being of people in the U.K. and peaceful coexistence on continental Europe.

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Pope to Armenian Church: 'Let us race towards full communion!'

Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday.

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Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Texas

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Our nation’s ongoing failure to address the immigration crisis is a humanitarian tragedy. For more than a decade, state and local governments, Congress, the President, the courts — and now the highest court in the land — all have failed in their responsibilities to address this issue. 

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June 25, 2016

  • Saturday, June 25

    Los Angeles Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Children’s Bureau Foster Care & Adoption, 1910 Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles. Discover if you have the ability and resources to help a child in need. To RSVP or for more information, call (800) 730-3933. To request an information packet, go to: www.all4kids.org/program/foster-care.

     

    His Mercy Endures Forever, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Presented by The Sower Metanoia. Speakers: Fr. R. Tony Richard from New Orleans; Lay evangelist Jesse Romero; Fr. Ismael Robles; Sower prayer ministry leader Sandra Burroughs, Noel Diaz, founder of El Sembrador. Praise & Worship- The Sower Band. Donation $25/person (Buy 3 tix get a 4th free). Info: (877) 714-5679, Spanish (818) 700-4938. Get tickets at www.sowermetanoia.com.

     

    New Rite of Matrimony Workshop by the Archdiocesan Office for Worship, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Junipero Serra, 5205 Upland Rd., Camarillo. Speakers from the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship and the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC). Implementation of the new rite begins Sept. 8, 2016, and is mandated as of Dec. 30, 2016. To register, go to: www.fdlc.org.

     

    How Can This Man Give Us His Flesh to Eat?, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St Madeleine parish, 931 East Kingsley Ave., Pomona. The many prophecies, antetypes and allusions to the Holy Eucharist and Holy Mass found in the Torah and in the Gospels--along with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A mini-retreat conducted by Tidings columnist Sean M. Wright. Register at the parish. Info: (909) 629-9495. 

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