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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO—Ever since she was a young adult at Epiphany Parish in South El Monte, involvement in Catholic ministry has been important to Paulina Espinoza. As the new Associate Director for the diocesan Office of Worship, Espinoza is happy to continue serving the Church.

Read more: Worship Office welcomes new Associate Director

By Marie Widmann

VICTORVILLE—What would it look like for a Papal Encyclical to literally come to life? Since May thousands of Catholics in parishes from Adelanto to Phelan, Barstow to Victorville, Hesperia and Apple Valley have participated in just such an exercise, as they embraced Blessed John Paul II’s “Evangelium Vitae,” working tirelessly to answer the call for every person to advance a Culture of Life. 

Read more: High Desert Catholics bear witness to the culture of life

 A window of opportunity for young undocumented immigrants to achieve temporary legal residency officially opened on August 15 when the federal government revealed the application process for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”

Read more: Young immigrants begin “deferred action” process

 At certain times in the history of the Church, popes have called upon the faithful to dedicate themselves to deepening their understanding of a particular aspect of the faith. In 1967, Pope Paul VI announced a Year of Faith commemorating the 19th centenary of the martyrdom of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Read more: A call to renewal

Despite the loss of her mother and brother to violence, Sr. Terry Maher stands against the death penalty.

 You couldn’t have blamed Sister Terry Maher for trying to write the letter.

 Her brother, a police officer and a supporter of the death penalty, had been shot and killed in the line of duty. She knew he would have wanted her to write it. On top of that, he was the second member of Sr. Terry’s immediate family who had died at another’s hand. Her mother had been killed by a drunk driver 30 years earlier.

Read more: A Sister’s Story

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