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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Dozen new seminarians is biggest class in years

San Bernardino Bishop Gerald Barnes has accepted 12 men into St. Junipero Serra House of Formation

The following comes from a September Inland Catholic Byte article by Malie Hudson: Bishop Gerald Barnes has accepted 12 men into St. Junipero Serra House of Formation, bringing the grand total of Diocesan seminarians up to 43. The 12 new seminarians and their parish or community are: Vicente Tomas Segura Arredondo – Mexico (parents are from Sacred Heart Parish, … [Read more...]

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No mention of abortion

Conference sponsored by San Bernardino diocese's Department of Life, Liberty and Justice features proponent of same-sex marriage

A California Catholic Daily exclusive by John Reynolds: The Department of Life, Liberty and Justice, a ministry of the San Bernardino diocese under Bishop Gerald Barnes, has announced a controversial free event -- a conference focusing on “Being Salt and Life of the Earth,” on Wednesday, September 28. The featured speaker is Brian Levin, who teaches criminal justice at … [Read more...]

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