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Bishop's Barnes Christmas Message

Bishop's Barnes Christmas Message

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

   I offer you my most heartfelt and prayerful blessings as we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us carry in our hearts the incomparable joy that was felt in our world when the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. Let us allow the Spirit of the Sea...

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Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

The “Hope List”—2019 edition

The “Hope List”—2019 edition

By Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

“No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”

 The Lord Jesus challenges us in Luke’s Gospel to focus on what lies before us rather than on the familiarity of what has happened to us in the past.

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Joyful Witness

The Blessed Mother is our model for trust

The Blessed Mother is our model for trust

By Fr. Erik Esparza

 There is only one other person that epitomizes the meaning of Advent, Christmas and the New Year besides Jesus himself. Her name is Mary, the mother of Jesus! Mary was truly there from the beginning.

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This is Our Faith

God with us!

God with us!

By Maria Covarrubias

 Christmas is about God’s presence in the world in a totally new way. The God who created the universe and journeyed with his people through the desert for 40 years, leading them to a land of milk and honey, takes on human condition to become one with us. 

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Layman's Minute

Love and faith on the open road

Love and faith on the open road

 It is coming to the end of summer, and we are back from the first leg of the Cruise Director’s Great Northwest Adventure.

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Journey Toward Holiness

A case for November as our liturgical pinnacle

A case for November as our liturgical pinnacle

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

 Our journey to holiness, to becoming gradually the Spirit-filled persons God intends, is shaped by our Catholic tradition. Among the ways that happens is through the liturgical year, which channels or directs the flow of our worship of God and our reflections on our re...

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Up & Coming

Let me introduce you to young adult Catholics of the Diocese

Let me introduce you to young adult Catholics of the Diocese

By Jesus Puentes

 There is a multitude of voices that vie for your attention every day. There are commercials for products or television shows, your family and friends asking you to spend time with them, and professors or bosses that expect your full cooperation and undivided attention in the moment ...

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Superintendent's Footnotes

Time for our schools to grow

Time for our schools to grow

 I have experienced the full force of San Bernardino diocesan hospitality since beginning my new position as your Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

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Justice Matters

Catholic Social Teaching is equal parts Charity and Justice

Catholic Social Teaching is equal parts Charity and Justice

By Jeanette Arnquist

 First of all, hello to all of my friends and former colleagues in the Church of San Bernardino, as well as those of you whom I have never met. In the six years since I have retired and moved to Arizona a lot has changed, and a lot has not. More about that later.

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