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2016 Press Release Release Archive

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2016 Press Release Release Archive

December 3, 2016

Bishop Michael Barber statement on warehouse fire in Fruitvale
Bishop Michael J. Barber has issued the following statement regarding the tragic fire in the Fruitvale neighborhood that occurred last night

October 3, 2016

Construction Activity at Chancery--Update
This communication is to give you an update on the construction and design issues at the Cathedral Center that we first reported last fall.

September 8, 2016

New vision for Catholic high school education announced
The Diocese of Oakland has committed to “re-starting” secondary education in the Fruitvale area

August 16, 2016

Faith Communities Gather for Peace in Oakland
Sant’Egidio, other international leaders taking part in event on Sept. 6

July 14, 2016

California Bishops Announce Support for Prop 62 to End the Use of the Death Penalty
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we, the Catholic Bishops of California support Proposition 62 which would end the use of the death penalty in California. 

May 11, 2016

Catholics Address Human Trafficking in the East Bay
FBI lists Bay Area as hotspot for human trafficking campaign will educate and promote community responses 

April 27, 2016

Interfaith Ceasefire Walk Inspires Peace in Oakland Community
Ceasefire partnership creates community-driven, public display demanding the need to stop violence in local community

April 8, 2016

Bishop Barber welcomes Pope Francis’ letter to families
Amoris Laetitia breadth and detail addresses wide range of family concerns worldwide

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Please contact the Office of Communication and Community Relations for more information or for site visits, interviews or credentials:

Helen Osman
Interim Communication Director