SAN BERNARDINO—California voters on Nov. 6 narrowly rejected a state ballot measure that would have replaced the death penalty in California with a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The defeat of Prop 34 brought to a close nearly a year’s worth of public policy advocacy in favor of the measure in the diocese.

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO—When Maria Jose Garcia first started working in the diocesan Ministry with Youth Office she quickly became aware of the need for outreach to Hispanic young adults. 

 With the help of Catholic Extension, Garcia is leading a new diocesan ministry to do just that.

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By Rosalie Vilchis

SAN JOSE—A few weeks ago I attended a week long conference in San Jose with the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) where our Bishop Gerald Barnes was the keynote speaker. I was honored to participate and be a part of this conference. It was an awesome experience being with diocesan directors from across the country. 

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Office of Development becomes Mission Advancement

By Theresa Montminy

SAN BERNARDINO—Welcome to the Year of Faith! We are headed for a spiritual journey that enables us to make meaning of the ordinary ... and, to understand the sacredness of it. Every person, lay or clergy, is expected to be himself or herself and to live as he or she was created to be. This year we will talk about: How do we turn our life to Christ?

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

BEAUMONT—Representatives from Morongo, Santa Rosa and other tribes in the diocese joined parishioners from Banning and Beaumont in celebrating the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the parish’s namesake with a Mass and reception on Nov. 3.

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