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Life lessons for LA Catholic graduates in a pandemic

Graduate student walking in with her mom

When members of the Class of 2020 are asked someday what graduating during a pandemic was like, they’ll have some interesting stories to tell.

For local Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, getting through the school year has been an “extraordinarily disorienting” experience, acknowledges Department of Catholic School Superintendent Paul Escala. For most students, the rituals of May and June — proms, graduations, baccalaureate Masses — were either radically modified, canceled, or postponed.

But to Escala, who in August will mark one year at the helm of LA’s Catholic schools, the unexpected changes carry some valuable lessons.

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