The Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) is a historic ecclesial gathering of 3,000 Hispanic/Latino Ministry leaders/delegates from dioceses, ecclesial movements, schools, universities and Catholic organizations from across the country.
By Natalie Romano
SAN BERNARDINO—While other eight-year-old girls were dressing Barbies and riding bicycles, Yolanda Siordia was trying to end her life. Not once, not twice but three times. It’s an urge she still fights today.
ONTARIO—As it reached the age of 50 on July 25, Blessed Paul VI’s Encyclical Humanae Vitae feels even more prophetic today than when it was released in the turbulent late 1960s.
By David C. Okonkwo
FONTANA—The Diocesan Ministry to Catholics of African Descent held its Third Annual Summer Retreat at the Fontana site of St. John XXIII Parish. This year’s title was “Be still and know that I am God.”
By Marge Bitetti
Each of the six Vicariates of the Diocese of San Bernardino held meetings at several parishes to join in prayer and solidarity with those who traveled to Dublin, Ireland to attend the World Meeting of Families August 21-26.
ADELANTO—“Who are we,” asked one detainee, “that the Church should visit us?”