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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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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church parishioners dig wells in Tanzania

Parishioners of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Pasadena traveled to Tanzania to help dig wells and provide clean drinking water to the underprivileged and those living in rural areas.

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St. Vincent de Paul to host ‘Mardi Gras in May’ fundraiser

On May 25, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles is hosting a 2016 Mardi Gras in May benefit dinner and awards ceremony to aid those in need.

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St. Gregory the Great School wins U.S. Navy Seaperch Underwater Robotics Challenge

On May 9, students at St. Gregory the Great School in Whittier won the United States Navy Seaperch Underwater Robotics Los Angeles regional competition for the middle school division at California State University, Los Angeles.

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News around the World

Santacruzan and the Flowers of May: Filipino community celebrates the Virgin Mary

On May 14, the Filipino Catholic community of Los Angeles gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for two traditional celebrations of the Virgin Mary: the Santacruzan and the Flowers of May.

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No special treatment for these athletes, but 'a chance' to play

Hundreds of athletes took to the fields in Rome over the weekend for the launch of this year's “Special Olympics European Football Week,” an unique event which saw people both with – and without – intellectual disabilities competing side by side.

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Don't love concepts – love people, Pope Francis tells aid workers

Addressing a global summit on humanitarian aid, Pope Francis offered encouragement and a reminder – don’t ever forget that each suffering person you encounter has a name.

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Supreme Court sends more mandate cases back to lower circuits

After sending the Little Sisters’ HHS mandate case back to the circuit courts on May 16, the Supreme Court voided two more mandate cases with Catholic plaintiffs on Monday.

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Why "Last Days in the Desert" is so Boring

Bishop Robert Barron

With his latest film, Last Days in the Desert, Rodrigo Garcia has accomplished something truly remarkable. He has taken a portion of the life of the single most compelling person who has ever lived and turned it into a colossally boring movie. 

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May 24, 2016

  • Tuesday, May 24

    ACCW Meeting, San Pedro Pastoral Region, Southwestern District, St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 3946 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. Registration 9:30 a.m. – Speaker. Mass at 11:30 am - Rev. Alfred Hernandez, Pastor. Luncheon $10/ person, check payable to St, Catherine Laboure Church, Info: contact Monte (310) 323-8900.

     

    Changing the World, Changing Yourself: Contemplation Today, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall, 6220 E Willow St., Long Beach, Father Laurence Freeman, OSB, Benedictine monk, Spiritual guide and Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, international speaker and author. All are welcome! Suggested donation $20 (checks made payable to WCCM-USA) supports the work of the community. Website: wccm-usa.org. 

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