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Catechists Commissioned And Sent Out In Los Angeles

Kelly McLoughlin was a teenager when she first began teaching catechism classes. She taught first graders how to make the sign of the cross, spoke to them about the Mass and helped them to love Jesus. Decades later, McLoughlin will have a new role: training catechists, who will then teach...

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Matthew Barriga: St. Francis’ ‘Gentle Giant’

Big man on campus? Well, at 6-foot-4-inches and 250 pounds, of course he is. But there is much more to Matthew Barriga than physical size, which is significant, or football ability. For one thing, this All-Angelus League senior lineman from St. Francis High School is an active member of the La...

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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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St. Eugene Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary Mass

More than 250 parishioners and guests of all ages gathered at St. Eugene Church in Los Angeles to celebrate the parish’s 75th anniversary the morning of Sept. 9. Archbishop José H. Gomez, who presided at the Mass celebration, was accompanied by several guest priests and escorted by fourth degree...

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Aubrey Manning Plays Nun In Humorous ‘Late Nite Catechism 3’ At Sierra Madre Playhouse

The image of habit-clad nuns dispensing both wisdom and discipline by rapping rulers on students’ knuckles is an iconic one that spurs mostly humorous and affectionate memories from those who attended Catholic schools. Yet since the Catholic Church’s Second Vatican Council modernization...

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St. Joseph’s Miller: Connecting Faith, Football And Family

The way Timothy Miller sees it, football and family have a lot in common. And not just because his twin brother Joseph plays with him at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria, or because their father Jim was one of seven football-playing brothers at St. Francis in La Cañada. “We value the game...

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‘You Of The Press Are Important"

“You of the press are important,” St. Pope John Paul II said shaking my left hand after Shepherd One, the papal jet, landed at the Los Angeles International Airport on the morning of Sept. 15, 1987. It was on a special tarmac at LAX away from where most commercial planes landed. There was an army...

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Communion Of Communities: A Celebration Of Cultures And Faith

On Sept. 16, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown L.A. will welcome hundreds of Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — the largest and most diverse diocese in the nation — proudly representing nearly 40 different ethnic communities at the 13th annual Celebration of...

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Don Bosco Technical Institute Dedicates New Emerging Technology Labs

Students, faculty and members of the board of trustees of Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) in Rosemead dedicated the school’s new technology laboratories and its newly renovated technology corridor during a Mass on Sept. 8, the feast of the Nativity of Mary, with Bishop David G....

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Sacred Heart High School Celebrates 110th Anniversary

Sacred Heart High School in Los Angeles will celebrate 110 years of learning with a birthday celebration fundraiser for their students, faculty and alumni. The all-day event took place at the Teresita’s Restaurant on Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Guests were invited to come for breakfast,...

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The Fernandez Family: A Lifelong ‘Love Affair,’ Nourished By Faith

How many parents have not just one but two sets of twin daughters? How many of them see all four become nationally ranked junior tennis players, collegiate champions and professional tour competitors? And how many of them see all four play for the same high school — at the same time — and win...

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St. Anthony High School’s STEAM Curriculum Makes Students Workplace Ready

The arts and the sciences are thriving at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach with the recent introduction of six new courses this year.  The STEAM program — which includes the arts along with science, technology, engineering and mathematics — allows students to prepare for 21st-century jobs...

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Four Generations At Sacred Heart

“I used to like typing with Sister [Mary] Flora,” said Virginia Arguello, a member of the class of 1943 at Sacred Heart High School, the all-girls secondary school in Lincoln Heights. “I didn’t take Spanish because I spoke Spanish all my life. And I was very good at sports. Mostly basketball,...

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Utilizing Technology As A Modern-Day Evangelization Tool

Hundreds of employees and volunteers from parishes, schools and the offices of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles attended C3TC 2017 last month, a technology conference featuring more than 100 workshops exploring a variety of different topics focusing on one common goal: using everyday technological...

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Back To School For Fifth-Graders

So what’s it like to be back at Immaculate Conception School? Jamie Torres-Garcia immediately points out that Ryan Ramos, another fifth-grader sitting across the table in the second-floor library, can’t really answer the query. This is his first year at that parochial school off curvy Eighth...