November – Month…

In this month of All Souls, our Wordnet Staff made a visit to Fr. Mike Manning’s gravesite in Crestlawn Cemetery, Riverside, on November 7. Fr. Pavol from the SVD Provincial Office joined Fr. Soney, Fr. Biju, Br. Steve, Sr. Jeanne, Dolores and Sr. Pat for the prayer service followed by refreshments at the SVD offices. […]

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Jack’s Back!

On October 31, Jack Knight returned to interview three guests for our shows: Dr. Martha Reyes, Psy. D., Director of Hosanna Foundation, Cynthia Sophiea, Actress, Singer, Writer, Director and Daniel Acosta, author of Iron River. We had an audience of guests from St. Bernardine’s Women Group, as well as Calvin and Denise Claire, long-time friends. […]

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San Bernardino diocese…

San Bernardino diocese celebrates its 40th Anniversary with Closing Mass. Hundreds gathered at St. Frances X Cabrini Catholic Church in Yucaipa to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese on Nov. 3, Saturday. Most Rev. Bishop Gerald Barnes and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Rutilio del Riego were joined by the Bishop of the Diocese of San […]

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Wordnet Tapes Shows…

Bro. Steve Pardy, Frs.Biju Thomas SVD and Soney Sebastian SVD spent a week in Bordentown recently taping presentations and interview by Fr.Martin Padovani, SVD. Martin has been involved in counseling, especially marriage and couples counseling for the last 50 years. From his many experiences he has written two all time, ever green books called “Healing […]

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Pope: The Church…

Pope Francis said in Estonia Tuesday he is aware of the negative feelings many young people have toward the Catholic Church and their disappointment in a lack of clear denunciation of sexual scandals. Young people are outraged “by sexual and economic scandals that do not meet with clear condemnation,” he said Sept. 25, and by […]

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Catholic nuns take…

More than 6,700 Catholic nuns are among those helping over a million people taking shelter in relief camps after unprecedented floods ravaged Kerala, a southwestern Indian state. “This is the biggest rescue and relief operation the Catholic Church in Kerala has undertaken in its history,” says Fr. George Vettikattil, who heads the church’s relief operations […]

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Diocese rejoices in…

Bishop Gerald Barnes, Bishop of San Bernardino Diocese ordained eleven men permanent Deacons for the Diocese on Aug. 25 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Chino Hills. This was the largest class in the 40-year history of the diocese.

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Resurgence of Clerical…

Bishop Barnes has offered us advice on how to approach the clerical sexual abuse news re-appearing these days.. We must keep hope alive in our hearts. We join with him and others in facing this issue and beginning the healing process for all concerned. August 16, 2018 Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In these summer […]

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Pope urges Verbites…

Pope Francis on June 22 met members of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) participating in their General Chapter near Rome. By Robin Gomes Pope Francis on Friday encouraged the Divine Word Missionaries to trust in Divine Providence while preaching the Gospel, especially to those who are excluded, abandoned and trampled, while remaining united […]

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New immigration policy…

By Bishop Gerald Barnes The family is the fundamental center of human life. The love, support and formation that takes place within a family—shared by a father and mother with their children—is essential to the fulfillment of God’s plan for us as individuals and as community. This cannot be overstated. Through the leadership and writings […]

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The Society of…

Superior General Fr. Heinz Kulüke, SVD, opened the 18th General Chapter during the Mass on 17th June at Centro Ad Gentes in Nemi, . The ceremony was a simple but meaningful one. Everybody gathered outside the Nemi Chapel. Each of the zones were called out by the general council members using scripture passages. Fr. General […]

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Memorial of Mary,…

Vatican City: On Saturday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ decision that the Church celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as “Mother of the Church” every year on the Monday after Pentecost, as a way to foster Marian piety and the maternal sense of the Church. The decree establishing the memorial was published March […]

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LCWR Denounces Administration’s…

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply troubled by the decision of the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 57,000 Hondurans. Honduras is the seventh country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by this administration. “Rescinding TPS from human beings under continuing threat of […]

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Priest and Rabbi…

Wordnet Productions recently filmed a series of programs by a priest and a rabbi. The programs are based on various topics that concerns both the religious communities like, prayer, workshop, scriptures etc. The program has been produced as a collaborative venture through the contact Rabbi Hillel Cohn from San Bernardino, the American Jewish University in Los […]

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Dancing for Christ

Wordnet produced a special dance program presented by well known liturgical dancer John West and team. The dance is based on the story of raising Lazarus. John West is a highly acclaimed liturgical dancer who has his workshop and performance every year at the coveted Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA  also […]

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Kidnapped schoolgirl refused…

When Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants returned the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls to their families last week, they held-on to Leah Sharibu because she refused to renounce her Christian faith. Source: Vatican News. Leah is believed to be the only schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the group last week released 107 students that its militants […]

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Boko Haram returns…

“Boko Haram returns girls to Nigerian town” reads the headline in the March 22, 2018 LA Times. “A month after the kidnapping, the militants bring back the students along with a warning.” The number returned of the original 110 is unknown at this point. But the warning states “We did it out of pity. And […]

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Without a home…

“Lady! Beautiful lady,” calls out Sister Rosaline Vu, opening the driver’s side door of the metallic Toyota van that has 94,000 hard stop-and-go miles on it. In her plain blue habit, she walks up to a dome tent back from the sidewalk. She says softly, “OK, wake up, Maria,” peeking inside. A short woman wearing […]

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Field Trip at…

The students of Platt College, Ontario Campus spent their one day field trip program at Wordnet Productions on Monday, February 26, 2018. They were led by their teacher and guide Jessica Gonzales. The history of Wordnet and its mission and ministry was shared with them so also some of the primary principles of media and […]

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Ronnie Rush

Former altar boy from Our Lady of Lourdes in Southern California writes about his life and experiences with a world famous group and how his Catholic background got him through it all, including how Fr. Spitzer’s program brought him closer to his belief system since growing up, beliefs that he held with such high regard […]

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St. Padre Pio…

Catholic churches in San Bernardino and Riverside will play host to official relics of St. Padre Pio in March as part of a U.S. tour commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his death.The Saint Pio Foundation wrote Bishop Gerald Barnes in October, inviting the Diocese to host the relics of the Italian priest, who enjoys a […]

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