San Bernardino bishop: “A year before I was to be ordained a priest, I was kicked out”

Bishop Gerald Barnes recounts his difficult road to priestly ordination: "In the Church at that time, you didn’t question authority so I was seen as kind of a rebel"

Hundreds of youth from across the Diocese enthusiastically gathered at St. Junipero Serra House of Formation in Grand Terrace on October 14 to celebrate Bishop Gerald Barnes’ 25th Episcopal Anniversary.  Youth and young adult Catholics bonded with each other through prayer, music and worship and also participated in several activities throughout the day, including a game of … [Read more...]

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San Bernardino bishop to receive national award for lay ministry

On June 2, Bishop Gerald Barnes will receive the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry

In the year of his Silver Jubilee, Bishop Gerald Barnes is being honored nationally for one of the hallmarks of his Episcopacy – lay formation. On June 2, Bishop Barnes will receive the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry. This honor is given to one who promotes understanding of the Church in the world within the context of the Second Vatican … [Read more...]

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ACLU sues federal government for giving money to the bishops

The cost of free money

The following comes from a June 24 release on Common Dreams, an ACLU website The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Northern California, and the ACLU Foundation of Southern California today filed a lawsuit against the federal government for awarding millions of dollars annually to organizations that fail to provide crucial medical care to unaccompanied immigrant … [Read more...]

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