SAN BERNARDINO–Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced early Monday morning that Pope Francis has named Bishop Alberto Rojas as the Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino.

Bishop Rojas, 54, will work alongside Diocesan Bishop Gerald Barnes until his retirement and then become the third Ordinary Bishop in the 41-year history of the Diocese of San Bernardino. Per Church law, Bishop Barnes will submit his letter of resignation to Pope Francis on his 75th birthday – June 22, 2020.

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With his unique way of greeting, Monsignor Tom Wallace reminds us of our baptismal call

By John Andrews

 “Hello, St. John.”

 The first time he called me that I did a double take. I may have even said to myself, “yeah, right. Me, a saint.”

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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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