By Pam Lucero

 In June 1981, six children claimed to see and talk with Mary, the Mother of God, the Queen of Peace. Thirty-eight years later, those same six individuals, known as visionaries, continue to attest to these apparitions in the town of Medjugorje, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslavia. Medjugorje means “between the mounts.” The population is of Croatian nationality and the mother tongue is Croatian. 

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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 Expressed

 Family is an integral part of every Asian and Pacific Island community. For many, the cultural value of acknowledging generations past and present parallels an understanding of the Church’s tradition.

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 In his final year as the Bishop of San Bernardino, Bishop Gerald Barnes reconnected with his Texas roots recently when he received two awards.

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 Just weeks after it was founded, the Diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life held a high-profile event in collaboration with Office of Young Catholics emphasizing that formation in Catholic marriage takes place long before (and after) the formal engagement period.

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Music Day Event draws more than 300 to the Pastoral Center

SAN BERNARDINO—One of the most well attended workshops at the Diocesan Pastoral Center throughout the year is the annual Music Day Event. This year was no exception. Held on Saturday, July 27, Music Day brought music ministers and liturgists from parishes all over the Diocese, totaling more than 320 people.

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SAN BERNARDINO—The Diocese of San Bernardino is one of six dioceses in California that has been asked by State Attorney General Xavier Becerra to collect all documentation of allegations of sexual abuse of a minor received from 1996 to the present. 

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