Lea y comparta la declaración del obispo Michael C. Barber celebrando y ofreciendo un llamado a la acción con respecto a la decisión de la Corte Suprema en el fallo de Dobbs vs. Jackson. Lea a través del enlace.
La Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de California recibe con profunda satisfacción la decisión de la Corte Suprema en el caso Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, que ha afirmado nuestra arraigada creencia de que la vida es preciosa, valiosa y debe ser protegida, y que los estados tienen un interés imperioso en proteger al no nacido y limitar el aborto. Esta ha sido nuestra oración, la oración de la Iglesia, durante los últimos 50 años. Leer a través del enlace.
The California Catholic Conference of Bishops profoundly welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobb’s v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which has affirmed our dearly held belief that life is precious, valuable, and should be protected, and that states have a compelling interest to protect the unborn and limit abortion. This has been our prayer, the Church’s prayer, for the last 50 years. Full statement through the link.
The Vatican has announced that San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, 68, has been appointed by Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals. Cardinal-designate McElroy will be installed by Pope Francis in a consistory on Aug. 27 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
On May 20, 2022 Bishop Barber issued a statement in support of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's statement concerning U.S. House of Representative Nancy Pelosi. He states that Representative Pelosi is not “to be admitted” to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates “support for abortion ‘rights'”. Read the complete statement and Bishop Barber's statement of support through the link.
Catholic faithful are invited to attend the ordination of Mr. Richard Denoix to the Order of the Diaconate through the imposition of hands and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit by The Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ. Details through the link.
Have a parish event coming up -- a festival, conference or fundraising dinner -- that you'd like to let the rest of the Diocese of Oakland know about? Please send the information to Michele Jurich, editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Important deadlines for remaining 2022 issues through the link.
Join Oakland Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, CCC Executive Director Kathleen Domingo, and CCC Respect Life Director Molly Sheahan, for this urgent webinar to learn about abortion law throughout the country and our state. Additional details and registration through the link.
Please mark your calendars for May 8, June 3 and June 4: Three very special online benefit concerts for Ukraine presented online. 100% of the proceeds collected at these special NFN concerts will be given to official, vetted organizations that help refugees, wounded, hungry, and particularly mothers/children, on the ground both in Ukraine and its neighboring countries.
La filtración del borrador del dictamen de la Corte Suprema en el caso Dobbs provocó que el gobernador y los líderes legislativos de California anunciaran su intención de crear una enmienda constitucional en California para proteger el derecho al aborto. Esto destruirá vidas, familias y limitará significativamente la capacidad de la Iglesia Católica en California para proteger a los no nacidos. Este es el momento para que la Iglesia y sus 12 millones de católicos intervengan en sus comunidades, se opongan activa y públicamente a esta enmienda y cumplan con nuestra responsabilidad bautismal de proteger la vida en cada etapa y en cada oportunidad.
The leak of the draft Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs case triggered the governor and California legislative leadership to announce its intent to create a California constitutional amendment to protect the right to abortion. This will destroy lives, families, and significantly limit the ability of the Catholic Church in California to protect the unborn. This is the moment for the Church and its 12 million Catholics to engage with their communities, actively and publicly oppose this amendment, and fulfill our baptismal responsibility to protect life at every stage, and at every opportunity.
Tolton: From Slave to Priest, is the live theatrical one-man drama performed by actor Jim Coleman and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions. Five performances will take place between May 14 and May 22, 2022 throughout the Diocese. For locations, tickets and information, read through the link.
Sister Carmel Marie Silva, OP, died in Fremont on April 18. She was 86 years old and in the 66th year of her religious profession. Learn more about her life and her Mass for Christian Burial through the link.
Bishop Barber has been invited to join Faith leaders in our community, to worship and participate in the annual, Oakland - city wide, Good Friday Service, along with other elected officials, ecumenical groups, and Acts Full Gospel Church. More information through the link.