San Bernardino Diocese…

The annual Diocesan Mass celebrating Consecrated Life was held on Sunday, January 28th, at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, San Bernardino with Very Rev. Romy Selección, MS, EV, presiding. Honored at the Mass were jubilarians Sr. Bernadette Philia Okonkwo, DMMM (25 years) and Sr. Patricia Phillips, SHCJ (60 years). Sr. Patricia is the Executive […]

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Chicago priest pledges…

CHICAGO – As of January 25, Father Gary Graf hasn’t had solid food in 10 days. He has committed to a hunger strike in support of the “Dreamers,” the several hundred thousand illegal immigrants granted protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Based out of St. Procopius Church in the city’s traditionally […]

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Pope Francis’ World…

Pope Francis released his World Communications Day message this week, focusing on the perils of perpetuating ‘fake-news’ and the responsibility of all to discern and propagate only truth through media channels. While World Communications Day 2018 takes place May 13, the Pope’s January 24 released statement, “The truth will set you free: fake-news and journalism […]

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In Holy Land,…

JIFNA, West Bank – Building walls, whether between Israel and the Palestinian territories or the United States and Mexico, can only serve to separate people and create more isolation, said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle. “Walls can’t bring any positive aspect to any country,” he said Jan. 21, during a visit to this […]

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Peace Corps Transforms…

Suzy Gonzalez joined the Peace Corps as a newly minted Georgetown University graduate, with a degree in Justice and Peace Studies, a program focused on “empowering vulnerable populations. “I wanted to go and live the experience firsthand. I wanted to see how the people lived and to find a way to make a difference.” Gonzalez […]

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Francis@Five: Assessing the…

NEW YORK – Two prominent Catholics, Massimo Faggioli, Professor of Theology at Villanova University, and Ross Douthat, a New York Times op-ed columnist, will debate the legacy of Pope Francis and his controversial pontificate on Wednesday evening, January 31, 2018. The discussion, which comes as Francis is set to mark the fifth anniversary of his […]

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Pope Marries Flight…

For the first time in Papal history Pope Francis officially married two flight attendants on the Papal plane. Carlos and Paula who were civilly married tied the knot with Pope Francis performing the ceremony. The couple had tried to marry in 2010. The ceremony had to be called off because of the 2010 earthquake in […]

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Christmas Gathering of…

The many volunteers and contributors to the Apps gathered on January 10, 2018 at Wordnet Productions studio to celebrate Christmas. There were a total of about 30 people. Some were unable to come due to other commitments. Everyone gathered in the studio and the program began with a short prayer service prepared and led by […]

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Pope Francis addresses…

Pope Francis also addressed the youth of Chile at National Shrine of Maipú, Santiago. When speaking of his time with his ministry saying that he has seen the many good ideas are in the minds and hearts of the youth.  Pope Francis said “Young people are restless; they are seekers and idealists.  The problem we […]

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First Anniversary of…

The first death anniversary of Fr. Mike Manning, SVD was celebrated on December 14, 2017 the exact day of his passing away. In spite of the gusty wind a small group of his friends and family gathered at the grave site in the morning at 10 a.m. at Crestlawn cemetery. Fr. Biju Thomas, SVD the […]

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Airport chaplains in…

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, when flights increase almost 25 percent during Christmas, it’s good to know there are priests in airports in at least 30 countries around the world, ready to assist travelers as they pass through. “We help people. We reach out to people running from airplane to airplane, […]

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Anniversary Celebration

With grateful hearts, we announce the First Anniversary of Fr. Mike Manning’s Passing and the Campaign to expand his Wordnet Productions Media Legacy. Come, celebrate his life and the ministry you helped him grow for over 39 years! Thursday, December 14, 2017 10 a.m. Visit with Fr. Mike – Prayer at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial […]

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Candlelight Christmas at…

Come and celebrate this holiday season with your loved ones and experience an exciting evening of multicultural and diverse music selections! On Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in Gunther Auditorium, Connelly’s Music department will be hosting and performing in a Candlelight Christmas at Connelly, which is sure to put everyone into the joy of […]

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Southern California Fire

Please pray for the safety of the sisters and employees at Carondelet Center, Los Angeles Province, and for the faculty, staff and students at Mount St. Mary University. The current southern California fires continue to spread and are near the Sepulveda Pass. The north lane on the 405 is already closed. All the sisters at […]

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WNTV Launched

Wordnet Production launched its 24/7 web streaming channel www.wordnettv.net (WNTV) on October 18, 2017 following the prescreening red carpet premiere of the movie “Same Kind of Different as Me” at the Regal Cinemas, in San Bernardino California. Following the well attended movie (in three theaters) the new Channel was inaugurated by Patrick O’Reilly the Chairman […]

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Struck by God:…

Given our sin and brokenness, don’t we have to prove to God that we are worthy of God? Paul says “No. All we have to do is have faith in Jesus Christ.” In this next program of the series on St. Paul, Fr. Mike tells his own personal story. His background lays the foundation for […]

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Struck by God:…

We communicate today in various ways: letter, phone, email, still pictures, even video online. All this communication is available to the world through the internet. All we have of Paul are his letters. In this program, Fr. Mike gives an overview of the letters of Paul – to whom they were written, what questions and […]

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What Seniors Need

You’re old. You think your life is over. What can the Church say to give you hope and new vision to break out into things you’ve never done before? In this program, Fr. Mike talks to Fr. Leonard Pasquale, IMC, who has a special interest in the elderly in his parish. Fr. Leonard is a […]

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The Pope stars…

Pope Francis will make his screen debut on Wednesday at the first official showing of a film in which the Pontiff plays himself. The Pope has a cameo appearance in Beyond the Sun, a film about children searching for God. All proceeds from the movie will go to charities helping disadvantaged children in Argentina, the […]

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Life’s Choices  

If you were born into a situation filled with pain, anger, hatred and struggles, where would you find God? In this interview by Fr. Mike, Natalie Smith tells of her very difficult childhood, living with biological parents, alcoholic and abusive. Her Polish grandmother was the only safe person she knew. Growing up this way, Natalie […]

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Struck by God:…

With this program, Fr. Mike begins a new series on the life and teaching of Paul of  Tarsus, a man on fire with the love of Jesus. As a very special treat, there is an excerpt from Paul, A Musical on the Life of St. Paul, the play written by Fr. Mike and produced in […]

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