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Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke visits Thomas Aquinas College

On Jan. 16, Cardinal Raymond Burke visited the campus of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, offering words of encouragement to “all who are committed to the educational mission of the college, and thus to the transformation of our culture.”

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Holy Cross Medical Center hosts Big Kids & Baby Siblings class and tour

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills will host a class for children preparing to become an older sibling. The class, geared to ages three to 10, will emphasize the importance of being a big brother or sister while explaining to the child what to expect from a younger sibling.

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Vujicic to students: ‘You’re all beautiful just the way that you are’

“Do you see how close I am to the edge? Am I close enough to the edge now?” he asked, as he scooted closer still, eliciting worried gasps from the audience.

“Don’t worry I’m not going to fall off, [but] if I did I would just break my arm or something,” joked Vujicic, resulting in echoing laughter throughout the gymnasium.

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Free health clinic in East L.A. to include medical exams and dental work

On Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., local healthcare programs will partner together to offer free comprehensive health screenings for children and adults in East Los Angeles.

 

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Free Prop 47 Reclassification Clinics offer help changing felony convictions to misdemeanors

The Social Justice Committee of the San Pedro Region is coordinating two free workshops that could help some individuals reclassify select felonies to misdemeanors. The workshops are the result of California’s Proposition 47, which was passed in Nov. 2014. The new regulations changed certain low-level crimes from potential felonies to misdemeanors.

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News around the World

This Lent, an opportunity to help Middle East Christians

A gift of 40 dollars in Lent could help persecuted Christians and other refugees in the Middle East, thanks to the latest appeal from the Knights of Columbus.

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Bishop Gerald Wilkerson honored upon retirement for over 50 years of service

San Fernando’s retiring auxiliary bishop will be missed for his leadership, approachability and sense of humor, say his colleagues.

On Feb. 6, Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson was honored for more than 50 years of service in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with a Mass in the chapel of Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, followed by a formal reception.

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Meins family meets with president, lawmakers on gun control

Trenna Meins is well aware that recently proposed federal laws and executive actions on gun control probably would not have saved her late husband, Damian, from death at the hands of Islamic terrorists at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on Dec. 2.

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Vatican: No, bishops are not being told to cover up abuse

Media reports are wrong to claim that the Vatican is telling new bishops that they don’t have to report sexual abuse, Holy See spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said.

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The most important kind of leadership

Kathryn Jean Lopez

We were very far away from Iowa and New Hampshire and Super Tuesday. A few nights into the New Year, 3,000 Catholic college students were gathered for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ Student Leadership Summit. Their surprise speaker — who might look out of place if he had been on the official agenda — was former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.

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February 11, 2016

  • Thursday, February 11

    Bosco Tech Winter Open House & Freshman Preview Night, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the school’s extensive engineering and applied science labs and participate in its signature “Explore & Create” workshops. Seating for each 30-minute session is limited and reservations are encouraged. Many extracurricular clubs and nine CIF athletic teams will provide information, with entertainment by the Royal Techmen marching band.  For more information or to reserve a spot, go to boscotechopenhouse.eventbrite.com, email admissions@boscotech.edu or call (626) 940-2009.

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