Bishop Gerald Barnes announces plans to resign
San Bernardino bishop is one year away from reaching mandatory retirement age

Bishop Gerald Barnes, who has led the Diocese of San Bernardino for 23 years, announced Wednesday, Aug. 7, that he will be resigning next June, on his 75th birthday, as church law requires. Pope Francis will soon name a “coadjutor bishop”

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2019-08-08T08:35:38-08:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |7 Comments

San Bernardino Bishop: Trump Administration immigration policy is an attack on the family

The following is an excerpt from a recent writing of Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino: We are called to take notice of and respond to specific situations and challenges that impact family life. One very painful and egregious example

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San Bernardino bishop invites parish input on his successor

With his mandatory retirement just two-and-a-half years away, Bishop Gerald Barnes used this year’s Combined Vicariate meetings to ask the leadership and staffs of diocesan parishes to ponder this question. As part of his keynote talk, Bishop Barnes explained the

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

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

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2017-11-10T13:49:27-08:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |6 Comments

San Bernardino bishop to receive national award 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

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Here’s what Bishop Barnes learned during 25 years serving the San Bernardino diocese

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,

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2018-12-18T14:23:05-08:00March 26th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |18 Comments

Bishop Barnes calls for prayer and fasting before inauguration

The following comes from a December 19 Inland Catholic Byte article: In response to divisions that emerged from the presidential campaign and in support of healing and hope for the country, Bishop Gerald Barnes is asking parishes of the Diocese

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2018-12-18T14:23:18-08:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |23 Comments

ACLU sues federal government for giving money to the bishops

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

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2016-06-27T16:58:31-08:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: , , |9 Comments

San Bernardino Diocese welcomes three new houses of worship

The following comes from an Inland Catholic Byte article: As he gave his homily during the Dedication Mass for the new church at Queen of Angels in Riverside, a crowd of children seated on the steps to the sanctuary before him,

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2018-12-18T14:23:44-08:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |24 Comments