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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

California leaders are threatening Catholic colleges. Again.

A bill that strips longstanding legal protections for religious colleges and universities is underway in the California legislature – and some say it will imperil Catholic education unless changes are made.

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Catholic, Orthodox Churches united by mercy, Pope says

Catholic and Orthodox Churches find unity in God's mercy and in the responsibility to spread the Gospel, Pope Francis said Tuesday to a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

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Prayers, rubber boots needed in wake of deadly West Virginia floods

Heavy storms dumped more than nine inches of rain in much of West Virginia last week, with the resulting floods killing at least 25 people and damaging or destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

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He escaped Vietnam on a fishing boat, and now he's a bishop

In the 1970s, a teenager boarded a boat to escape the cruelty of war in his homeland of Vietnam. He landed as a refugee in a foreign land.

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How to not be a 'beige Catholic,' according to Bishop Barron

Catholic News Agency

Catholics in America today need to find ways to engage the culture with truth, and avoid “beige Catholicism” that seeks to be dominated by the culture, Bishop Robert Barron said Thursday.

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June 29, 2016

  • Wednesday, June 29

    New Rite of Matrimony Workshop by the Archdiocesan Office for Worship, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Peter’s Italian Church, 1039 N. Broadway, Los Angeles. 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.

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