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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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St. Euphrasia School’s Lego Robotics Team wins first place in robotics competition

On April 23, the Lego Robotics Team at St. Euphrasia School, “The Incredibots,” earned first place in Robot Design at the Spring Showdown Robotics Competition at Westside School in Los Angeles.

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Inner-city students awarded National Academic Achievement recognition

 On April 29, Resurrection School in Boyle Heights held a school-wide celebration after their students showed the highest percentage of academic growth among eight Seton Blended Learning Schools, earning the school the National Academic Achievement recognition award.

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Mary’s Day celebration

Immaculate Heart of Mary High School’s annual Mary’s Day celebration marked the high school’s 110 years. Amidst the singing and dancing April 29, students and faculty focused on ways to renew the world.

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St. Francis Medical Center recognizes restaurant in Paramount for healthy food options

On April 27, Mariscos El Perihuete, a Mexican restaurant in Paramount, was recognized for joining Choose Health L.A. Restaurants, a program for restaurants that offer multiple sizes, replace kids’ sugary beverages with milk or water, add fruit or vegetables and reduce deep-fried foods.

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A place to call home: Holy Name of Jesus School partners with local homeless shelter to offer free tuition for needy students

For many of its students, the K-8 Holy Name of Jesus School in downtown Los Angeles is a welcoming environment that feels like a home away from home. For a small group of students, Holy Name is the only physical building they can actually call home.

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NC governor: Separate men and women's restrooms is a matter of privacy

North Carolina’s governor is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department’s claim that it is unlawful and discriminatory to require individuals to use public bathrooms, locker rooms and showers corresponding to their biological sex.

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No one is alone in their suffering, Pope Francis affirms at prayer vigil

During a prayer vigil on Thursday for all those in need of consolation, Pope Francis stressed that though we cry out in moments of difficulty, we are never alone.

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Receiving Charlemagne Prize, Pope says 'I have a dream' for Europe

As he received the prestigious Charlemagne Prize Friday, Pope Francis laid out his vision for a renewed European continent in what could easily be his own version of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Archbishop José H. Gomez

May is Mary’s Month. It is a new moment ... when we reflect on the love that our Blessed Mother showed to us in bringing Jesus into the world. As I was reflecting on this week’s column, I found myself wondering: Did Our Lady ever pray the Our Father?


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May 6, 2016

  • Friday, May 6

    Healing the Family Tree Mass, 7:15 p.m., Incarnation Church, 1001 North Brand Blvd., Glendale. Presider: Father Mike Barry, SS.CC. Please come early to fill out the family tree form. Info: (818) 421-1354.


    Holy Hour with Rosary and Benediction for the intention of Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 18400 Kinzie St., Northridge.  For information call  818-368-0570.

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