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New LA Catholic Schools chief: ‘I knew God would call me back’

Tom Hoffarth | Angelus News

The quote on the wall above the main entrance at the St. John Bosco High School gym — “Education is a matter of the heart” — is attributed to the school’s namesake.

Paul Escala, a St. John Bosco Class of 1996 graduate who came back 14 years later to begin a six-year term as the president and CEO of the all-male prep school, put his educational heart on display during a visit to the Bellflower campus last Thursday morning, joining more than 800 students for a Mass celebrating the feast day of the Assumption of Mary.

This time, he wasn’t just there as an alum or president emeritus. He was the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ newly named senior director and superintendent of schools. Read more on Angelus News.