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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Judge: Oakland teenager may not be brain dead after all

Jami McMath may not currently fit the criteria of death as defined by a state law

Jahi McMath, the Oakland teenager whose brain death case has sparked national debate, may not currently fit the criteria of death as defined by a state law written in conjunction with the medical establishment, a judge wrote in an order Tuesday. In his ruling, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Stephen Pulido wrote that while the brain death determination in 2013 was made in … [Read more...]

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Catholics Care

Oakland diocese launches new initiative to provide avenues toward whole-person care, from conception to natural death

From the pulpits across the diocese of Oakland on Sept. 9 and 10, Catholics will hear from priests and deacons about an initiative launching: Catholics Care. Under the auspices of the Marriage and Family Life division of the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis, the initiative seeks to provide avenues toward whole-person care, from conception to natural … [Read more...]

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Retired priests in Oakland diocese struggle to make ends meet

As of Jan. 1, there were 57 retired priests in the diocese, not including religious order priests, who are provided for separately by their respective congregations

Just as "Baby Boomers" reflect the aging of the U.S. population, so too more of the diocese's priests are entering retirement age and living longer. They face the same high cost of living and housing in the Bay Area, so sustaining an adequate retirement income becomes more challenging. To help meet this challenge, a second collection specifically to benefit the Priest … [Read more...]

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Problems at Oakland Diocesan Cathedral Center remain unresolved

Water intrusion, sagging floors and issues with doors and cracking drywall

This communication is an update regarding the investigation of the design and constructions issues of the Diocesan Cathedral Center. As reported last fall, the Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay board of directors approved a plan recommended by our expert consultants for additional testing and inspection of Cathedral Center buildings. Completed in December of 2016, … [Read more...]

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