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Diocesan News

Franciscans and local Muslims team up to feed the homeless in Corona

Franciscans and local Muslims team up to feed the homeless in Corona

By Marge Bitetti

CORONA —For Henna Jalal, caring for the homeless is part of her faith as a Muslim. 

 “I can’t go to sleep at night if my neighbor is hungry,” she says. “Being a good neighbor and realizing the duty to our neighbors doesn’t just mean being friendly to the homeowners next door. It means ...

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Parish News

Montclair parish rallies after statues vandalized

Montclair parish rallies after statues vandalized

By Natalie Romano

 A cold, dark night in Montclair was suddenly lit up by nearly 100 candles as Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners stood united in the wake of an ugly act of vandalism. 

 Their March 4th prayer vigil was held one week after a man wielding a sledgehammer beheaded marble statues of Our Lad...

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School News

Second graders get presidential at OLA

Second graders get presidential at OLA

SAN BERNARDINO —Where else can you get a photo opportunity with George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Abraham Lincoln among other illustrious presidents, or First Ladies Jaqueline Kennedy, Louisa Adams and Martha Jefferson?  Only at Our Lady of the Assumpti...

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Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

Our journey from darkness to light

Our journey from darkness to light

By Bishop Gerald Barnes

 It’s been written as a both a scientific fact and a poetic observance that the darkest hour of the night is just before the dawn.

 In a spiritual sense this also speaks to the rhythm of the Holy Triduum that we will enter in a matter of days. The pain and desolation felt by ou...

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With Eyes of Faith

This seat’s taken

This seat’s taken

By Deacon John De Gano

 In the movie, “Forrest Gump,” those three oft repeated words, “this seat’s taken,” were what kept many from experiencing a life-changing encounter with the ubiquitous title character. But for Bubba, Lieutenant Dan and Jennie, such simple acts of hospitality (sharing a seat on ...

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Joyful Witness

Our Lenten focus is God, not us

Our Lenten focus is God, not us

By Fr. Erik Esparza

 The Season of Lent is a special time for Catholics. Lent is a season of preparation reflecting upon the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead is not just any news story, it is the story of human redemption. It is truly the event that changed ...

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This is Our Faith

Putting on Christ!

Putting on Christ!

By Maria G. Covarrubias

 Lent is the 40-day journey of penance and examination of our lives. This liturgical season helps us to pay attention to our need for conversion of the heart and mind, strip ourselves from the baggage that we carry, and learn to trust and rely completely on God’s grace. From A...

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Journey Toward Holiness

We are “saved” in so many ways

We are “saved” in so many ways

Sr. Mary Garascia, C.P.P.S.

 Is a rose a flower? It is difficult to answer “yes” about this beauty, this representative of human love on Valentine’s Day and on coffin displays, this adornment of floats and race horses, whose petals are strewn before brides, whose fragrance is perhaps the world’s olde...

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Superintendent's Footnotes

Lent is a time to take stock of our lives

Lent is a time to take stock of our lives

By Samuel Torres

 In the church, Lent brings a time of reflection and pause, an opportunity for each of us to think of how we are demonstrating our fidelity to our faith.  Our Catholic school communities walk with our students through the 40 days of Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, students received...

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Justice Matters

The Earth, Our Common Home

The Earth, Our Common Home

By Jeanette Arnquist

 Imagine this. You are a grandparent and you are with your six-year-old granddaughter. You have had a long day – the zoo, shopping, the circus. Now you are both hungry and tired. You stop into a café on the way home. The granddaughter orders her favorite from the children’s menu....

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