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Community Prayer Vigils offer prayer and support to family and friends of murder victims

By Natalie Romano

 On a cold rainy night in January, mourners gather outside an Ontario convenience store. They circle around the urn of a 16 year old that was recently stabbed to death on the very spot where they now stand. His mother and friends wear solemn faces as a priest leads them in prayer and song.

Read more: Taking faith and healing to the streets

Diocesan videographer Brianna Arambula chronicles her recent journey to Cuba to meet her great grandmother for the first time

By Brianna Arambula

HABANA, CUBA—The first time I saw an image of Christ while visiting the island was at my great grandmother’s apartment in Central Habana.

Read more: Discovering family and faith in Cuba

By Malie Hudson

 On April 7 at the J.W. Marriot Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, Bishop Gerald Barnes will recognize seven individuals with his Amar Es Entregarse Award. 

 The award is given to individuals or groups who embody Bishop Barnes’ episcopal motto Amar Es Entregarse, “Love is the total giving of one self.” This two-part series profiles these extraordinary individuals. 

Read more: Amar Es Entregarse honorees

By Sister Cathy White, S.P.

 The sad and disturbing story of the Turpin children—severely neglected and abused for years before being discovered in their Perris home in January—has been a moment of reckoning for many, especially those in the ministries related to child protection. This international story occurred right here in our Diocese.

Read more: Tragedy of Turpin case calls us to report signs of abuse

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