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Ventura Softball Star: Encountering Christ Through Service

To a pitcher, a little situation like bases loaded, full count and trying to protect a one-run lead in the late innings is no big deal — not if you’ve been doing this since you were 8 years old. And not if, like St. Bonaventure High School pitching star Jessica Gomez, you’re aiming for a...

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Thomas Aquinas College Freezes Tuition For Fifth Year

Thomas Aquinas College has agreed to freeze tuition costs for the fifth consecutive year, with the fees for tuition, books and living expenses remaining at $32,450 — well below the average cost for a private school education that on average totals $43,921, with an approximate 3 percent increase...

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U.S. News Ranks Thomas Aquinas College Second In Country For Alumni Giving

Showing their appreciation for the school’s Great Books program, the alumni of Thomas Aquinas College ranked second place for alumni giving by U.S. News & World Report. The college beat out more than 1,000 colleges examined by the report and was the only Catholic college in the United States to...

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College Hosts Seminar For Catholic Association Of Latino Leaders

On June 18, Thomas Aquinas College in Ventura Country, hosted a seminar for the Ventura Chapter of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL), a national organization dedicated to the growth and spiritual formation of the country’s Latino leaders. Archbishop José H. Gomez is the group’s...

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Princeton Review Gives Thomas Aquinas College Top Marks

Thomas Aquinas College received high rankings from the Princeton Review for the school’s quality of life, financial aid and academics. The liberal arts college received a score of 95 percent for academics, 97 percent for quality of life, and a 99 percent for financial aid.“Thomas Aquinas...

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Thomas Aquinas College Granted Stay Against HHS Mandate

On June 10, Thomas Aquinas College was granted permission to postpone implementing the HHS mandate, which would require employers to provide or fund contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization services for employees.The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...


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Since 1895, The Tidings has been telling the story of the Catholic Church — both here in Los Angeles and across the globe. On July 1, 2016, we transformed the Tidings newspaper into a multimedia platform, Angelus News.

Angelus is the weekly print “home” for, John Allen and his colleague, Inés San Martin. Nationally known Catholic journalists and essayists like Ruben Navarrette, Kathryn Lopez, Grazie Pozo Christie, and Mike Aquilina regularly contribute. Best-selling Catholic author, Dr. Scott Hahn, writes a weekly Scripture column for us. These voices complement key contributors like Archbishop Gomez, Bishop Robert Barron, Father Ronald Rolheiser and Heather King.

Angelus News provides national and worldwide reporting, stunning photography and a design that’s attractive to Catholics of every age. Features include: a weekly newsmagazine, a complete daily digital edition, social media channels and Always Forward, our weekday digital newsletter.

As the largest archdiocese in the United States, we have a great story to tell. Our parishes, pastors and community of faith are the core of our story. And Angelus News tells it well.


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Seminary Events: Getting To Know You, And Vice Versa

As part of its ongoing outreach to involve itself in, and welcome, the community at large, St. John's Seminary schedules events throughout the year, both social and informational, both on and off its Camarillo campus. Following is a sampling of events coming up in 2014-15. Upcoming Events—Seventh...

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St. John’s Women: ‘They Are Very Much Part Of Our Seminary’

More than a few good women have influenced life at St. John’s Seminary over its 75 years. From women’s initial roles as housekeepers and office staff, to their inclusion as faculty in the late ’60s, to admittance of laywomen (and laymen) in the 2000s as graduate students alongside seminarians,...

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Seminary Welcomes New Rector, New Professors

The Mass of the Holy Spirit, celebrated at the beginning of each academic year at St. John’s Seminary, this year offered the chance to install a new rector — Msgr. Marc Trudeau, a 1991 ordinand from St. John’s. Seminary staff, faculty, students and board of directors members gathered to celebrate...

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St. John’s Seminary: A Diamond In Camarillo

Camarillo was an active farming community long before 1939. But with the establishment of St. John’s Seminary on 100 acres of what had been farmland, it could be said that these historic grounds have, indeed, continued to produce a very unique and, yes, essential element to nurture the faith of...

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St. Mary Magdalen Church

“Camarillo is steeped with history,” says Father Preston Passos, who as the seventh pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Church should know, given that five of his six predecessors each served a decade or more as pastor of this “bilocated” parish rooted in California’s rancho era.The original, 10,000-acre...

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St. Mary Magdalen Chapel: For Family And Community

It was, initially, dedicated in 1914 for the private use of the Camarillo family and those associated with the rancho on which it was placed. In the century since, it has become a defining landmark of the Camarillo plain, a hillside chapel visible from miles away, and home to an active faith...

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In Ventura County: Sacred Spaces In Small-Town Settings

It is easy to drive through Fillmore and Piru, the northernmost communities in east Ventura County, and admire the vegetation and the small-town character that is as abundant as the communities are compact.So it wouldn’t take that much more effort, as one drives into town, to search out two...

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Seminary Will Be Cardinal’s Award Dinner Beneficiary

The beneficiary of the 2014 Cardinal’s Award Dinner, St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, played host to the annual honoree luncheon Jan. 15 that formally introduced the four recipients of the 2014 Cardinal’s Award.This year’s recipients --- Louis Castruccio and Janet Feeley of St. Paul the Apostle...

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San Buenaventura Mission

Numerous cities are named for saints, but this one includes a whole county --- Ventura --- named for the “Seraphic Doctor,” St. Bonaventure.The Italian Franciscan (whose name means good fortune) was known for the religious fervor of his life, his writings and erudite teaching. He was a bishop and...