Oakland bishop names executive director for Lumen Christi Academies

Bishop Michael Barber has appointed longtime Catholic educator Rodney Pierre-Antoine to head network of seven elementary schools within the diocese

Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, has appointed Rodney Pierre-Antoine as the founding executive director of the new Lumen Christi Academies, a network of seven elementary schools within the Diocese of Oakland. Pierre-Antoine will begin his work in leading the new network May 14, 2018. Pierre-Antoine has served as a Catholic educator in the East Bay Area for most of his career, … [Read more...]

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“Children in the womb are real people”

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber embraces 'seamless garment,' but notes "you can't enjoy an affordable house or earn a living wage if you are not alive to begin with"

There are many arguments we can make in favor of life, for human rights for the child in the womb, concern for the most innocent and neglected people in our society, the toll abortion takes on the mother — but the most convincing argument for me is when I meet a young person who says to me "My mother was going to have an abortion, and then changed her mind at the last minute. … [Read more...]

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Oakland diocese sues cathedral builders, architects

Lawsuit alleges “design and/or construction defects and damages” at $175-million Cathedral of Christ the Light

Since it was completed in 2008, Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light has been hailed as an architectural marvel, but the same design and construction that has drawn such praise is also at the center of a legal dispute over defects including cracking concrete, faulty plumbing and other flaws that have caused damage to the cathedral complex. The Catholic Cathedral Corporation … [Read more...]

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CA dioceses losing staff to bishops’ conference, seminary

Dr. Margaret M. Turek led Oakland's Department of Faith Formation and Evangelization; Rev. Alfred Baca was pastor of St. Columban Church in Garden Grove

Dr. Margaret M. Turek, STD, will be leaving her position as director of the Department of Faith Formation and Evangelization to serve as professor of Dogmatic Theology and director of the Master’s in Arts (Theology) program at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, Menlo Park. Her resignation is effective April 30. Dr. Turek led the Department of Faith Formation and … [Read more...]

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No Secrets

Catholic high school in Concord exposed The following are excerpts of an April 27 email received from Mike Arata, a reader in the East Bay area, Oakland diocese. Brother Robert Wickman, who returned as principal at Concord's De La Salle High School (known far and wide for its football program) has promoted at least two homosexualist programs at the school this year, most … [Read more...]

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Catholics beware!

“Pseudo-Catholic Organization Active in Diocese,” Oakland chancery warns The following is from the April 16 edition of The Weekly, a publication of the chancery of the Oakland diocese. It has been brought to the Bishop’s attention that there is a non-Catholic group operating in certain parts of the diocese that sometimes masquerades itself as a Catholic organization. The … [Read more...]

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Join the altar boys of St. Margaret Mary

Fundraiser dinner event on Saturday, April 21 … [Read more...]

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