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U.S. News gives Thomas Aquinas College top marks

Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) received high praise from the U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges 2016 Guidebook, as the private college was given top marks for a high retention rate, low student debt and small class size.

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Grief counseling offered for the widowed and divorced

The Beginning Experience Ministry will offer a grief resolution process for adults and children suffering the loss of a loved one through death, divorce or separation.

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Learning Commons and Primary Learning Center: A template for the future

Students at St. Philip the Apostle School in Pasadena came back to school with a big surprise. Their library had been transformed over the summer into a brand new state-of-the-art Learning Commons and Primary Learning Center.

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Getty acquires rare medieval sculpture

The Getty Museum has acquired a rare medieval alabaster sculpture of St. Philip. Dating from 1420 to 1430, the statue represents the apostle Philip holding a cross, referencing his death by crucifixion.



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St. Anthony H.S. welcomes largest freshman class in over 20 years

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach launched its 95th school year with 142 incoming freshman students, the high school’s largest freshmen class enrollment since 1993, when St. Anthony’s had a freshman class of 128 students.

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News around the World

Cardinal Ruini reflects on the Magisterium's continuity

Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rome when Venerable Pius XII was Pope, emphasized in a recent interview that he has experienced the continuity of Popes, from Pacelli to Bergoglio.

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African bishops throw swift punch at 'ideological colonization'

Heavy criticism of the West imposing secular values on Africa in exchange for aid emerged as a theme from the continent's bishops, as the Vatican's synod on the family kicks off its first week.

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Chicago shrine seeks help to rebuild after devastating fire

This morning the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago launched an online restoration fund following Wednesday's fire at the church, which collapsed much of its roof.

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Family Promise: Serving homeless families

On Oct. 3 at a Family Promise fundraiser, almost 300 people gathered to support homeless families in the South Bay. In the last two years, the area has seen a 39 percent increase in homelessness due to underemployment, lost jobs and rent increases.

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Photos Around the Archdiocese


The family is God’s dream for his creation

Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am writing to you this week from Rome, where we have just begun the second day of the Synod of Bishops on the family, which will run Oct. 4–25. 



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October 9, 2015

  • Friday, October 9

    Healing of the Family Tree Mass, 7 p.m., Incarnation Church, 1001 N Brand Blvd., Glendale. Celebrant Father Mike Barry, SS.CC. (818) 421-1354.

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