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How Junipero Serra fought the death penalty for a California native

Blessed Junipero Serra’s love for the natives of California extended even to those who killed one of his friends and fellow missionaries, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said in a summary of an early argument against the death penalty for a native Californian.

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St. Mel Parish to host catechism class for special needs students

Ross Porter, director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland, is offering a class to prepare those with special needs for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

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Bosco Tech instructor earns national teaching award

Jim Curiel, an instructor at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has been named the recipient of the 2015 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award. The teacher award committee of ASM Materials Education Foundation made the announcement earlier this month.

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Mount St. Mary’s University will host a bible study workshop entitled 'Reading the Gospel of Luke'

Mount St. Mary’s University will host a bible study workshop entitled “Reading the Gospel of Luke” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 on the university’s Doheny campus.

 

 

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Holy Innocents Church to join day of protest against Planned Parenthood

Parishioners of Holy Innocents Church, Long Beach, are inviting members of the pro-life community to join them for a National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood on Saturday, Aug. 22. Sponsored by AudioGirls Ministries, the local protest will take place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Long Beach, which is located at 2690 Pacific Avenue, near 27th Street.

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News around the World

Vatican says 'no' to transsexual godparents amid Spain controversy

A media firestorm arose in Spain after a transsexual woman, who considers herself a man, asked to be the godfather of her nephew – leading a diocese's bishop to turn to the Vatican for an answer.

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Juan Diego House robust with seminarians

GARDENA — In a way, Jaime Garnica, Juan Gutierrez, Rick Lee (California State University, Dominguez Hills) and William King (El Camino College) are average college students: young men navigating a challenging crossroads in their lives, discovering their passions and studying in preparation for their coming days in “the real world.”

 

 

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Who's behind the mysterious Eye of the Tiber?

If you’re a Catholic on Facebook, or the internet in general, chances are SC Naoum has made you laugh. Or he’s made you angry.
 

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Blessed Junipero Serra's cross gets a kiss from Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday kissed and blessed a cross that was buried with Father Junipero Serra, the early California missionary whom he will canonize during his U.S. visit later this month.

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Human nature — is it somehow all wrong?

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

An American humorist was once asked what he loved most in life. This was his reply: “I love women best; whiskey next; my neighbor a little; and God hardly at all!”

 

 

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September 4, 2015

  • Friday, September 4

    “Rejoice and Be Glad”: 44th Annual SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention, Opening liturgy: 7:30 p.m, Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave., Anaheim. The largest Catholic charismatic renewal convention in the U.S. and Canada begins Friday night and continues through Sunday afternoon, featuring over 40 speakers, dynamic daily liturgies and Young Adult conference. Presented by Southern California Renewal Communities. Register online at scrc.org.

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