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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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Statement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters

The main concern of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is and has always been the care and well-being of all the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters.

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At Vatican, Joe Biden calls for worldwide effort to fight cancer

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden went to the Vatican for a summit on regenerative medicine, where he offered praise to Pope Francis and advocated for a global push to cure cancer.

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Vatican envoy: Ukrainian refugees just want to go back home

“I want to go back home.” This is the most common phrase uttered by internally displaced persons in Ukraine, says Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, Secretary of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.
 

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Pope Francis' May prayer intention: honor the dignity of women

In his May prayer video Pope Francis issued a global petition that women in all countries would be respected and valued, asking rhetorically if the mere recognition of their role is enough, or if more can be done.

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Shakespeare and the Fading of the Catholic World

Bishop Robert Barron

Last week the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of the greatest writer in the English language and one of the three or four most significant artists the human race has produced. William Shakespeare simply contains so much.

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