Auxiliary Bishop Rutilio del Riego represented the Diocese of San Bernardino at the 10th Annual 2014 West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco on Jan. 25. The event marked the 41st Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. Bishop del Riego also walked on behalf of the Diocesan Gabriel Project, which supports the Natural Family Planning and Post Abortion Healing programs of the Office of Pro Life Catholic Ministries.
By John Andrews
SAN BERNARDINO—Whether it involves sending money half way around the world to help feed starving children or lending a hand to a local parish food pantry, Catholics in the Diocese of San Bernardino are being urged to address the issue of hunger in support of an international campaign supported by Pope Francis.
By Andres Rivera
SAN BERNARDINO—In his annual address to the faithful of the diocese, Bishop Gerald Barnes summarized the report sent to the Holy See in preparation for the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Family and Marriage, while also calling the Diocese to reflect and improve on certain areas of parish life.
FONTANA—“Ultrasound technology opens a window into the womb and dramatically shows the humanity of the unborn, even to the doubting eyes of those who may not have previously shared our regard for the Sanctity of Human Life,” wrote Supreme Knight of Columbus Carl Anderson in awarding $12,000 toward the purchase of an ultrasound machine for the recently established Assure Pregnancy Clinic in Fontana.
By Msgr. Tom Wallace
Lent is a time for getting back on track in our personal faith journey, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
In the Mission Office we are settling into our familiar routines in a different building. We are now located in the Rezek Center, which is the former convent of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, next to St. Bernardine Hospital. The rich history of the Sisters can be felt within these walls, urging us to work harder and strive with a renewed intensity to help the poor and marginalized of the world.
“With the Cross, Jesus unites Himself to the silence of the victims of violence, those who can no longer cry out… with the Cross, He is united to families in trouble, those who mourn the loss of their children, …But the Cross of Christ invites us also to allow ourselves to be smitten by His love, teaching us always to always look upon others with mercy and tenderness, especially those who suffer, who are in need of help, who need a word or a concrete action which requires us to step outside ourselves to meet them and to extend a hand to them.”(Pope Francis, World Youth Day, Río 2013)