SAN BERNARDINO—Bishop Barnes celebrated the Rite of Candidacy for Holy Orders on October 11th at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, San Bernardino. He formally accepted the entrance of twelve men into formation for Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate. 

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A word of thanks and information about the Diocesan Ministry of Respect Life and Pastoral Care

By Mary Huber

 The Office of Respect Life and Pastoral Care in the Diocese of San Bernardino strives every day to be the voice of the voiceless, to spread the love of God and the love for His children. Our mission is to advocate for life, develop life affirming programs and accompany our brothers and sisters in need of spiritual and pastoral care. 

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SAN BERNARDINO—One of the great challenges for the Church today is how to utilize digital and social media to evangelize. Pope Francis has called Church ministers to take on the responsibility for the evangelization of the “digital continent,” encouraging all to announce the Gospel to their contemporaries with enthusiasm.

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 Each month the BYTE will publish sections of the U.S. Bishops Pastoral Letter “Encountering Christ in Harmony: A Pastoral Response to Our Asian and Pacific Island Brothers and Sisters”.

 Our Faith Engaged Across Generations

 As the younger generations of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics find themselves maneuvering through a sea of expectations regarding the faith, a combination of dialogue, support, and understanding from all sides may provide Asian and Pacific communities with the tools for responding to these concerns.

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Bishop Francis Adesina returns to the Diocese he visited yearly as a priest from Nigeria.


SAN BERNARDINO—Beginning in 1999 Father Francis Obafemi Adesina visited the Diocese of San Bernardino annually as a Nigerian priest to enrich his experience in parish ministry and, he says, to expand his cultural vision.

 He returned to the Diocese again in October but under a much different pretense.

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Third Annual Diocesan Care for Creation Day held at Soboba Indian Reservation in San Jacinto


SAN JACINTO—More than 130 Catholics of all ages gathered on the Soboba Indian Reservation Oct. 5 to reflect on their call to environmental stewardship.

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