Oakland bishop outlines goals for diocese

Bishop Michael Barber: "Some of our parishes do a good job of 'building community' — but so does a Raiders game"

Based on a total reliance on Christ, and listening to parishioners, priests and the larger Oakland/Alameda/Contra Costa community for the past three years, I would like to offer my vision and goals for our Diocese of Oakland. 1. We need to pay way more attention to "The Sunday Experience." Sunday Mass, and everything associated with it: an intelligent and inspirational … [Read more...]

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Three little resolutions for the New Year

The following comes from a Dec. 27 column written by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles in the archdiocesan paper, the Tidings. I hope you all had a merry Christmas with your families and friends. I love this season of Christmas because everybody seems to have a new sense that God has given us great possibilities for our lives. And this is true! This is the beautiful … [Read more...]

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