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 No current Ordinary in the United States has held his post longer than Bishop Gerald Barnes.

 His longevity and legacy will be celebrated throughout 2017 when the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination as a Bishop is celebrated in the Diocese.

Read more: Bishop Barnes 25th Anniversary celebration a focus for 2017

The Diocese joins national effort to raise awareness of poverty as parishes struggle to serve those in greatest need

By Natalie Romano

 It is downtown San Bernardino in early December. 

 “I’m so hungry. I don’t feel good. I’m so hungry.” 

Read more: ‘Whatever you did for these least brothers of mine…’

The Catholic community marks the first anniversary of the Dec. 2 attack at the Inland Regional Center with prayer, liturgies and tributes

 Even worse than physical death is the death of being forgotten.

 Monsignor Gerard Lopez, S.T.L., focused on this idea during his homily at a Memorial Mass held December 2 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to mark the one-year anniversary of the terror attack at the Inland Regional Center that claimed 14 lives and injured 22 more.

Read more: One Year Later

By John Andrews

 Trenna and Damian Meins had always shared a concern about gun violence and how it is addressed in the law. Sometimes their view was a cause of tension among friends and extended family who saw the gun issue differently, she recalls.

Read more: Meins family carries on with faith and advocacy

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA/EWTN News)—Bishops in the United States called on Catholics to pray for elected officials following the 2016 presidential election, and exhorted them to work for unity and to promote the common good.

 “Now is the moment to move toward the responsibility of governing for the common good of all citizens,” stated Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, then president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, following Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s electoral victory.

Read more: Bishops call for healing, unity following Donald Trump’s election as president

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