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By Sister Chilee Okoko, D.M.M.M.

ONTARIO—On September 17 Catholics of African descent in the Diocese celebrated with Bishop Gerald Barnes in tribute of his 25th Episcopal Anniversary with Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church in Ontario.

Read more: Catholics of African descent honor Bishop Barnes with chieftain status

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

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