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Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

Easter and our new life in the Kingdom

Easter and our new life in the Kingdom

By Bishop Gerald Barnes

“This is the first day of the rest of your life.”

One of the most popular sayings for moments of change and transition in our lives is also one that we might think of in the context of our faith this time of year.

We are in the Season of Easter. Christ is Risen. Alleluiah! Allel...

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With Eyes of Faith

On baseball, the ‘draft’ and Confirmation

On baseball, the ‘draft’ and Confirmation

By Deacon John De Gano

 One of the most-anticipated events for diehard baseball fans is the annual mid-season (June) draft of eligible players. This is where graduating high school and early college athletes are hired to fill the minor league “stables” where they will be groomed and possibly go to “t...

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Joyful Witness

Jesus, I Trust in You

Jesus, I Trust in You

By Fr. Erik Esparza

 Easter Blessings to you and your family! As you have embarked on this journey through the Easter Season to contemplate the joyous Resurrection of Jesus may you also remember in Jesus’ saving act the profound and divine mercy of God.
 In fact, the Second Sunday of Easter is known a...

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This is Our Faith

Our Call to Compassion

Our Call to Compassion

 The virtue of compassion is essential if we hope to achieve strong and healthy relationships. However, putting it into practice with those closest to us is no walk in the park. It is more like climbing a steep mountain, many times due to the hardness of our hearts. The word compassion comes from th...

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Layman's Minute

Pre-Vatican II altar serving and the enduring presence of the Holy Spirit

Pre-Vatican II altar serving and the enduring presence of the Holy Spirit

By Ted Furlow

 Back in the dark ages of the Latin Mass, I was privileged to be an altar boy. While I have very fond memories of the liturgy in those days, I have very limited enthusiasm for the priest facing the wrong way and using a language that no one understands. That said, I must confess to be a...

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Journey Toward Holiness

Celebrating the glorious result of sacrifice

Celebrating the glorious result of sacrifice

By  Sr. Mary Garascia, C.P.P.S .

 Some unknown friend must have used expiring airline miles to gift our house with a Wall Street Journal subscription recently! Thus, I happened to read editor Gerald Baker’s column (Ap 20, 2019, C2) about the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Baker lamented that co...

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Superintendent's Footnotes

A hearty thanks to all Catholic school students, families and educators

A hearty thanks to all Catholic school students,  families and educators

By Samuel Torres

 In contemplating the end of the school year, we bring to the forefront our reason for offering a Catholic education.  The goal of Catholic schools is to invite our youth into a relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.  Nurturing this relationship and helping students deepen th...

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Justice Matters

The Common Good and God’s dream for His people

The Common Good and God’s dream for His people

By Jeanette Arnquist

It is imperative that no one...indulge in a merely individualistic morality. The best way to fulfill one’s obligations of justice and love is to contribute to the common good according to one’s means and the needs of others, and also to promote and help public and private organi...

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