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SANTA CLARA—For his empowerment of lay leaders through formation and his leadership in promoting the blessings of cultural diversity in the Church, Bishop Gerald Barnes has been honored with the Allen Figueroa Deck Award.

Read more: Bishop Barnes honored at Santa Clara University as a champion of diversity

Diocesan and parish leaders beef up preparedness and security efforts following a series of criminal strikes against local churches

By Natalie Romano 

 A priest shot, a stained glass window smashed, a church set on fire, and a parish tagged with hate speech.

Read more: Churches, priest victimized in summer attacks

The Diocese stages first formal gathering in the state for local V Encuentro dialogue

By Ashley Elizabeth Limon

RIVERSIDE—More than 1,300 Catholics representing 52 parishes of the Diocese came together on August 19th for the local gathering of the V Encuentro at Riverside City College.

Read more: A day of listening and learning

By Malie Hudson

 Every Sunday around 2 p.m., children from the Syro-Malabar Catholic Community busily help their parents prepare for a liturgy celebrated completely in Malayalam, a language spoken predominantly in the Kerala region of India. 

Read more: Syro-Malabar community puts down roots in Diocese

 With the release of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical, Laudato Si, now more than two years past, Diocesan leaders are looking to give new, local life to the Holy Father’s call for responsible stewardship of the earth.

Read more: Diocese to launch Care for Creation Day on Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

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