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Diocesan News

A Bridge to Redemption

A Bridge to Redemption

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.

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Parish News

West End ministry group combines faith and fitness

West End ministry group combines faith and fitness

By Natalie Romano

ALTA LOMA —While you’re nestled in bed next Saturday morning thinking about coffee, parishioners of St. Peter and Paul in Alta Loma are lacing up their sneakers and thinking about prayer.

 These dedicated “Rosary Runners” gather each weekend to exercise both their bodies and their fai...

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School News

OLPH School, Riverside dedicates STREAM lab

OLPH School, Riverside dedicates STREAM lab

RIVERSIDE—In a celebration that brought together Diocesan and parish leadership and Riverside area civic officials, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School on May 30 dedicated a new classroom building that will further its new emphasis on science and technology.

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Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

New immigration policy attacks value of family in our Church and nation

New immigration policy attacks value of family  in our Church and nation

By Bishop Gerald Barnes

 The family is the fundamental center of human life. The love, support and formation that takes place within a family—shared by a father and mother with their children—is essential to the fulfillment of God’s plan for us as individuals and as community. This cannot be overstat...

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With Eyes of Faith

“Won’t you be my neighbor?”

“Won’t you be my neighbor?”

By Deacon John De Gano

 Question: If a picture is worth a thousand words… And a tweet uses only 280 characters, then what good can come from these five or six words?

 Answer: On February 19, 1968, they ushered in 50 years’ worth of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood wisdom on PBS stations across the country. Th...

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Joyful Witness

Pilgrimage to holy sites reveals all that Christ accomplished

Pilgrimage to holy sites reveals all that Christ accomplished

By Fr. Erik Esparza

 This past May I was blessed to celebrate my 10th Anniversary of priesthood. As part of the celebration I was fortunate to lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Rome and Assisi. Forty-three pilgrims embarked on a journey of a lifetime. For many of the pilgrims it was the first journ...

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This is Our Faith

WMOF to focus on familial love

WMOF to focus on familial love

By  Mario Martinez

 It has been almost three years since the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) was hosted in the United States. This year the WMOF will be taking place in Dublin, Ireland from August 21st to the 26th. It is expected that Pope Francis will participate in the Festival of Families and cele...

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Layman's Minute

Memory lane: a fun place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there

Memory lane: a fun place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there

By Ted Furlow

 I have a colleague from my working days who is also in his 70’s, and we have the unique pleasure of sharing “time.” 

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Journey Toward Holiness

Silence allows us to contemplate our God

Silence allows us to contemplate our God

By Sr. Mary Garascia

 At an Easter Vigil recently, I watched with amazement an infant girl, a pre-walker, perhaps six months old. She was in the first pew with a family receiving sacraments. During the entire three-hour service she did not cry or sleep or eat! She made faces with the closest young se...

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