RIVERSIDE—The land beneath the cross that sits at the top of Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, named in honor of Father Junipero Serra, will be put up for auction by the City of Riverside, as a result of a January 22 vote of the Riverside City Council.

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By Ana Garcia

SAN BERNARDINO—In supporting and serving the Small Faith Communities in our diocese we are always looking for new ways to build relationships, not only amongst the communities in our parishes, but communities around the world. As we began to prepare for the season of Lent late last year, the opportunity for an exciting new collaboration came knocking at our door. 

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO—After being presented with a document that summarizes principals the state of Utah has established to guide its immigration discussion, Sister Sarah Shrewsbury felt compelled to bring it to the diocese. 

 As a result the diocese has developed an Immigration Compact to affirm its commitment to being a welcoming faith community and is embarking on a one-year campaign to promote the compact’s message.

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YUCAIPA—For many Pro Life ministers January is a significant month because the third week marks the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to make abortion legal at any stage of pregnancy.

 This year is the 40th Anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision and the Diocese of San Bernardino took the occasion to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Life at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Yucaipa on January 19.

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Diocese marks 10-year journey in child protection

SAN BERNARDINO—Those two words have characterized the experience of the Diocese of San Bernardino in its emerging ministry of child and youth protection over the past decade.

 The diocese took two days, January 16 and 17, to look back at the journey, which began with the priest sex abuse scandal that came to public prominence in 2002. The priests of the diocese gathered at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Yucaipa for the presentation on Jan. 16 while parish and diocesan lay ministers heard it at the Diocesan Pastoral Center the following day.

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By Ian Hollick

SAN FRANCISCO—January 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion in the U.S.for any reason throughout the nine months of pregnancy.  To mark this decision, the Ninth Annual West Coast Walk for Life will take place in San Francisco.  

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer


RANCHO CUCAMONGA
—For Raymond Moon,  growing up in a home where faith played a strong role would eventually lead him to answer the call from God to serve as a deacon.

 “I always heard God calling me,” Moon said. “I started to talk to other deacons, priests and others in my parish before deciding to enter in formation.”

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