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Decapitating History: The Case Of St. Junípero Serra

Viewing the blood-red paint splashed on the St. Junípero Serra statue decapitated in the wee hours of Sept. 10-11 brought to life in my mind a small, but telling incident in Serra’s life. Serra had crossed the border between Baja and Alta California on his epochal journey in 1769 and was just...

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Patrol 37: Campers Rescued At Circle V

With his semi-spiked blondish-brown hair, Dave Dahlberg doesn’t exactly look like an official U.S. Forest Service hero. Don’t tell that to the 58 kids and 24 staff members and counselors at the Circle V Ranch Camp he helped rescue July 8, hours after the Whittier Fire in the Los Padres National...

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Happy Campers Grateful For Miraculous Rescue From Whittier Fire

The first thing you noticed at the Friday afternoon press conference was the size of the Whittier Fire camp. It stretched the length of Dos Pueblos High School up in the foothills of Goleta outside Santa Barbara. A village of pup tents had sprung up, but no one was coming in or out of them. Were...

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Showers And Safe Parking: ‘A Matter Of Dignity’

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic parishes assist homeless in Santa Barbara. With its “American Riviera” reputation as an affluent beachside community, graced with luxury homes and pricey hotels, the city of Santa Barbara may not strike non-Santa Barbarans as a place where homeless exist,...

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Forbes Ranks Thomas Aquinas College Among Top Colleges For ‘Return On Investment’

Forbes magazine has named Thomas Aquinas College, the liberal arts school based in Santa Paula, as one of the top colleges for guaranteeing students a return on their investment. Only about 15 percent of American colleges and universities, 660 in all, are included on the Forbes list, and among...

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Mission San Buenaventura Honors St. Junípero Serra With Tapestry

Mission San Buenaventura will honor its founding father with the image of the saint on a woven tapestry, permanently on display at the church. Artist John Nava designed the tapestry based on an 1810 oil painting by Father Jose Mosqueda. The UC Santa Barbara graduate, who also completed his MFA...


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The Newman Guide Praises Thomas Aquinas College For ‘Intellectual Rigor’

Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula is receiving praise from The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College for being one of the 29 U.S. Catholic institutions to demonstrate an “impressive intellectual rigor that is matched by a commitment to orthodox Catholicism.” The 2016-2017 edition of...

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Lexi Brown, Champion For Cancer Research, Passes Away After Pilgrimage

On May 4, a 12-year-old Catholic school student in Santa Maria passed away after a two-year battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy of fundraising for other children suffering from her condition — fibroblastic sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue. Lexi Brown loved music, soccer and...

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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...

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Thomas Aquinas College Files Supplemental Brief With Supreme Court HHS Mandate Case

As Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula continues to challenge the HHS contraceptive mandate, on April 12, attorneys filed a supplemental brief at the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Catholic college. The brief was in compliance with the high court’s request, made less than one week...

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Thomas Aquinas College Optimistic About SCOTUS Order In HHS Mandate Case

On March 30, Thomas Aquinas College officials responded with optimism to the U.S. Supreme Court’s order that both sides file supplemental briefs to aid the justices in their decision, less than a week after hearing oral arguments in the case of Zubik v. Burwell.“This is encouraging news,” says...

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Mission San Buenaventura Inaugurates New Antique Bell

Mission San Buenaventura in Ventura inaugurated a new solid brass bell on Easter in commemoration of the mission’s 234th anniversary.The antique bell, which dates back to 1810, weighs about 35 pounds and is adorned with the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The...

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Thomas Aquinas College Plans Day Of Prayer And Fasting For Supreme Court Hearing

On March 23, students, faculty and staff at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula will participate in a day of prayer and fasting as the eight justices of the United States Supreme Court begin hearing oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell.The court will decide if the HHS contraceptive-coverage...

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St. Barbara Close To Reaching Together In Mission Goal

Saint Barbara Parish has raised over $59,000 for its Together in Mission campaign, reaching 94 percent of its $63,300 goal.With only $3,794 left to raise, the historic Franciscan mission is asking Catholics to consider a sacrificial Lenten offering in order to directly assist 80 schools and...

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14th Annual Ventura Good Friday Walk For Life

Pro-life advocates will be praying for an end to abortion March 25 during a five-mile walk to Planned Parenthood, which begins at 8:30 a.m. from the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church at 10800 Henderson Road in Ventura.  A shuttle will follow the faithful to provide water and a ride for those who...