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Diocesan News

Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Bishop Barnes holds forum to hear concerns and brainstorm actions in response to sexual abuse crisis

SAN BERNARDINO —The Diocese finds itself, along with the rest of U.S. Church, once again engulfed in the clergy sexual abuse crisis, spurred by the Aug. 8 release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report ...

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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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With Eyes of Faith

Summer Plans? God laughs

Summer Plans? God laughs

 For most of us summer is over. The kids are back in school and we are nursing our bruises and strained muscles from squeezing in too much fun and excitement into too few vacation days.

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Joyful Witness

Transformation of the Church begins from within

Transformation of the Church begins from within

The following is Fr. Erik Esparza’s homily from August 19, the Sunday following the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report.

 Recently, I was blessed to have a week of vacation to spend time with family and friends in celebration of my 38th birthday.

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This is Our Faith

Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ

Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ

By Teresa Rocha

 The urgency for clarity in the teachings of the Catholic church is more urgent than ever. The catechetical ministry plays a very important role in the Church.

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Layman's Minute

Love and faith on the open road

Love and faith on the open road

 It is coming to the end of summer, and we are back from the first leg of the Cruise Director’s Great Northwest Adventure.

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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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Up & Coming

Let me introduce you to young adult Catholics of the Diocese

Let me introduce you to young adult Catholics of the Diocese

By Jesus Puentes

 There is a multitude of voices that vie for your attention every day. There are commercials for products or television shows, your family and friends asking you to spend time with them, and professors or bosses that expect your full cooperation and undivided attention in the moment ...

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Superintendent's Footnotes

Time for our schools to grow

Time for our schools to grow

 I have experienced the full force of San Bernardino diocesan hospitality since beginning my new position as your Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

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