• Thomas Aquinas College ranks second in alumni giving

    Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) was ranked second in the United States, following Princeton University, in alumni giving — a sign of graduates’ satisfaction with the education they have received. U.S. News & World Report published the findings this year.

  • Villanova Preparatory School to celebrate annual golf tournament and Oktoberfest dinner

    The Villanova Preparatory School will host their annual Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament and Oktoberfest Dinner on Oct. 30. The golf registration time is at 9 a.m., with tee time at 11 a.m. The dinner will begin at 4 p.m.

  • 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.

  • From Aquinas to Serra: Bishop Robert Barron prepares for L.A.

    After spending most of his life and career in Chicago, Bishop Robert Barron is preparing to become a stranger in a strange land.



  • 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.

  • Day-long charismatic event at La Reina HS

    Matt Maher, renowned Catholic singer, and Paul J. Kim, charismatic Catholic speaker, will team up to host the 2015 Conejo Youth Fest on June 20. The youth ministries of St. Paschal Baylon Parish and St. Rose of Lima Parish are the organizers of the event.

  • ‘My Hope is Arisen’

    The latest recording of the St. Barbara Parish Choir and Schola is available for purchase at the Saint Barbara Parish offices.

  • St. Vincent de Paul welcomes new development director

    St. Vincent de Paul’s camp and retreat center welcomes Juan Arambul as their new program and development director. Arambul will take on this newly created role in a full-time capacity in June. The announcement was made on March 20.

  • Association of Catholic Student Councils receives $150,000 grant

    The Association of Catholic Student Councils (TACSC), a California-based Catholic, leadership program for junior high students, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the William H. Hannon Foundation.

  • Catholic college receives $8.5 million grant

    Thomas Aquinas College, a private liberal arts college in Ventura County, was the recent recipient of an $8.5 million grant from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation. The generous donation will go towards the college’s new lecture and concert hall.

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A blaze of praise

Father Ed Benioff

If you say nice things about my preaching — or my writing, or my shoes — I have to admit, I’ll be pleased. I’ll remember what you said. Pay me a compliment, and it may even change the course of my day. That’s the power of praise when it’s directed at another human being. For a moment, it makes us feel like we’re the object of admiration and even love.


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