Oakland Bishop Michael C. Barber to consecrate holy oil tonight at Cathedral of Christ the Light

Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, will consecrate the Chrism — the holy oil used in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders — at an evening Mass on March 22 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland.

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“Children in the womb are real people”

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

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Oakland diocese names first layman to serve as chancellor

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

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2017-11-21T12:02:46-08:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News, Church life|Tags: , |2 Comments

550 attend meeting of Hispanic faithful in Oakland diocese

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

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2017-11-07T08:23:09-08:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |2 Comments

Paul’s unique letter to the Ephesians — a conference in Escondido

The following comes from a Dec. 11 posting on the website of the Cardinal Newman Society. John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido,Calif., is hosting the 12th Annual West Coast Biblical Studies Conference, the university recently announced. Co-sponsored by

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2018-12-18T14:37:06-08:00December 15th, 2014|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , , |5 Comments