Abortion business that had Walter Hoye arrested is now closed

Oakland clinic directs women to SF General

California Catholic Daily exclusive. On Sunday, January 14, 2018 this short email was sent out by an East Bay pro-life activist:  “A small group of friends have been praying in front of this clinic since 2009 (this is where Walter was arrested) in Oakland, near Jack London square.  We went to pray Saturday, as usual.  It was closed, as it sometimes is. After I left, Felix … [Read more...]

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Pro-life lineup announced for Reverend Hoye’s January 15 webcast

Webcast will benefit the ministry of the Issues4Life Foundation

On Monday, January 15, a group of pro-life luminaries will be featured on a webcast highlighting and benefiting the ministry of the Issues4Life Foundation. The webcast, organized by Rev. Walter Hoye, Founder and President of Oakland’s Issues4Life Foundation, is titled the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Webcast, honoring the Civil Rights leader who was jailed and eventually … [Read more...]

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Catholic college students from across California to convene next month in Berkeley

Catholic students from all campuses of the University of California, as well as other colleges and universities around the state, will meet in Berkeley Feb. 16-19 for the University Catholic Conference of California 2018

Sometimes in the life of a college student, the competing interests of academics and social life can make some voices harder to hear. "It's easy to be overwhelmed as a college student," said Rachel Lai, who is entering her final semester at the University of California, Berkeley. "It's hard to listen to what we're guided toward." Over Presidents' Day weekend, Catholic … [Read more...]

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Large numbers at Oakland diocese’s Guadalupe ceremony

More than 7,600 people participated in the 7.5-mile procession, overflow crowd filled Cathedral of Christ the Light, the parish hall and the plaza for Mass afterwards

The 12th diocesan pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe drew a record number of participants on Dec. 2. Héctor Medina, head of the diocesan Latino ministry, said this year organizers made an effort to count the participants, showing more than 7,600 people involved in the 7.5-mile procession. Later, an overflow crowd filled the Cathedral of Christ the Light, the parish … [Read more...]

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Bad news for Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light

Vicar general reports that latest review has determined that earlier construction flaws discovered in the chancery, rectory and parking garage now include cathedral as well

The following is from the Diocese of Oakland website. Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Diocese of Oakland, I write today to update you regarding our investigation of the design and construction issues at the Cathedral Center. As I have previously reported, the Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay board of directors approved a plan recommended by our expert … [Read more...]

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Oakland diocese names first layman to serve as chancellor

Bishop Michael Barber announces appointment of Stephen Wilcox, president of the nonprofit Wilcox Family Foundation, as chancellor effective November 16

Stephen Wilcox, president of the nonprofit Wilcox Family Foundation, has been named chancellor of the Diocese of Oakland. As chancellor, Wilcox will oversee the offices of Catholic Youth Organization, Communications, Faith Formation and Evangelization and Mission Advancement, as well as the Diocesan Review Board and Archives. Wilcox will also serve as Bishop Barber's … [Read more...]

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550 attend meeting of Hispanic faithful in Oakland diocese

Parishioners from 34 parishes gathered in the gymnasium of St. Elizabeth Church as part of V Encuentro, the fifth national gathering of Hispanics initiated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

It was a cold, but sunny morning Oct. 28, as parishioners from 34 parishes of the Diocese of Oakland gathered in the gymnasium of St. Elizabeth Church, Oakland, to participate in the Diocesan Encuentro. Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, opened the event with an enthusiastic welcome to the 550 delegates and outlined the three priorities he has for the diocese: • To get more … [Read more...]

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Seven Oakland schools will become Lumen Christi Academies in fall 2018

"A robust academic setting permeated with Catholic values"

Seven schools in the Diocese of Oakland will become Lumen Christi Academies in fall 2018. They are Queen of All Saints, Concord; St. Anthony, Oakland; St. Catherine of Siena, Martinez; St. Cornelius, Richmond; St. Elizabeth, Oakland; St. Paul, San Pablo; and St. Peter Martyr, Pittsburg. "Our beloved Catholic schools have always been places of hope, inspiration and success; … [Read more...]

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Profile of a pro-life warrior

Retired San Francisco police lieutenant Jim Crowley walks, rosary in hand, in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Walnut Creek

Rosary in hand, Jim Crowley walks the walk in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Walnut Creek. He sticks to the rules. As a retired San Francisco Police lieutenant, he knows them well. Crowley, retired after 30 years from the San Francisco force and 10 years in security management, spends Fridays in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic, where surgical abortions … [Read more...]

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Los Gatos retreat center closing after 60 years

Presentation Sisters cite fewer sisters available for full-time ministry, rising operational expenses and substantial improvements required to maintain a safe and attractive infrastructure as reasons for the closure

The Presentation Sisters, who taught widely at schools in the East Bay, including the former Presentation High School in Berkeley, have closed their 272-acre Los Gatos center. In a statement, the Sisters said: "Presentation Center has struggled to maintain fiscal stability while simultaneously honoring its mission to provide a place for affordable opportunities for prayer, … [Read more...]

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