How a Redlands Catholic church got twenty people to come back to the faith

Holy Name of Jesus Parish began the Catholics Returning Home program not knowing what to expect

“We are here for you,” Deacon Mike Bellinder explains as he makes eye contact with those seated around a large wooden table. Looking back at him are men and women of different ages and backgrounds in a small, private room at The Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Redlands. They’ve joined Catholics Returning Home, a program designed to welcome back those who’ve lost connection to … [Read more...]

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Criminal case against Father Linton dismissed

Anglican priest was arrested outside a San Bernardino Planned Parenthood last year

Life Legal Defense Foundation Senior Staff Counsel Allison Aranda was in court yesterday on behalf of Father James Linton, the Anglican priest who was arrested outside of a San Bernardino Planned Parenthood on October 7, 2016. At no time was Father Linton on Planned Parenthood’s property—but that did not stop the abortion facility's director from calling the police and having … [Read more...]

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St. James Parish in Perris breaks ground on long awaited new church

Current church so small that eight weekend Masses are said, with overflow crowds outside on Sunday mornings forced to listen to the Mass through speakers

It’s been at least 25 years in the making but St. James Parish is finally building a new church just east of Perris city limits. A ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 11 and initial grading work at the Dunlap Drive property began in April. In a year, the parish hopes to be worshipping in its spacious new 1,500 seat church. “Excitement is coming little … [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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Here’s what Bishop Barnes learned during 25 years serving the San Bernardino diocese

The bishop lists immigration reform, inclusiveness and diversity as important causes

Bishop Gerald R. Barnes is celebrating his 25th year of leadership in the Diocese of San Bernardino, which includes Riverside and San Bernardino counties. No current Roman Catholic bishop in the United States has led a diocese longer than Barnes, diocese officials said. COMFORTING IMMIGRANTS Throughout the years, Barnes has pushed the church to embrace immigration reform. The … [Read more...]

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Chino church temporarily closed due to structural failure

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has been forced to temporarily close its church building after it was discovered that several trusses that support the roof have failed

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Chino has been forced to temporarily close its church building after it was discovered that several trusses that support the roof have failed. “We’re fortunate that there was not a collapse of the roof,” said David Meier, Director of the Diocesan Office of Construction and Real Estate. “It definitely would fall down eventually.” The … [Read more...]

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San Bernardino victims remembered

After Mass, a small bell installed in the back of the church was rung after each victim’s name was read

The following comes from a December 9 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: During the first anniversary of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack last year in San Bernardino, a Mass of Remembrance and Healing was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in nearby Colton. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Rutilio del Riego presided at the liturgy held in the mausoleum’s All Souls Chapel … [Read more...]

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Catholic schools preliminary enrollment numbers released

Net gain of 10 students across the 24 elementary schools and three high schools in the diocese

The following comes from an October 4 Inland Catholic Byte article: SAN BERNARDINO—Enrollment in the Catholic schools of the Diocese for the 2016-17 year shows a slight increase, according to preliminary reports received early last month. An overall gain of 10 students across the 24 elementary schools and three high schools in the Diocese was reported. A more official … [Read more...]

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Over 200 people attend Mass at San Bernardino abortion center

Priest offered liturgy for women affected by abortion

The following comes from a September 12 Inland Catholic Byte article by Mary Huber: SAN BERNARDINO—On July 23, more than 200 people joined Father Manny Cardoza as he celebrated Mass in front of the Family Planning Associates abortion center in San Bernardino. He offered the liturgy for all women considering abortion and for all women that have been hurt by abortion, … [Read more...]

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