ADELANTO—“Who are we,” asked one detainee, “that the Church should visit us?”
Christ “has no hands, no feet on earth but yours”
St. Teresa of Avila
By Brenda Noriega
For us as Catholics, being a disciple and caring for people’s needs is not an option. Jesus commissioned the disciples to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 19-20)
A pilot program in the Restorative Justice Ministry of the Diocese aims to help parolees re-enter society
By Natalie Romano
After 30 years behind bars, Doris Frey stood at the threshold of freedom and hesitated. Life on the outside was now a life unknown.
By John Andrews
VICTORVILLE—On a day when tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policy at the nation’s southern border, Catholic faithful from the Diocese took part in a demonstration just outside a federal detention center in Victorville that is now being used to house those suspected of being in the country without documentation.
By Malie Hudson
On August 25, Bishop Barnes will ordain 11 men to the Permanent Diaconate. Before taking the final step in their journey to Ordination, the men reflect on their calling and the important role their wives played in the process.
The statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be touring the Diocese this August.
It was blessed at the Vatican by His Holiness Pope Francis on October 23, 2013, 10 days after he consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 13.
By Father David Andel, J.V.
SAN JACINTO—In his first Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis encourages the institutional Church to go out to the peripheries to encounter people and to bring them back into the fold of the Church. In his Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of Love” Pope Francis devotes a large section to caring for the divorced and remarried, people who often see themselves on the periphery of Church life.