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placeholder Five decades
of leadership

Bishop Floyd Begin,
a bridge builder for all

Oakland diocese's
first parish celebrates
its jubilee, too

The first priest
of the diocese

Commitment to a demanding life

Bishop Begin:
Blessed beginning, blessed ending

Fond memories of Bishop Floyd L. Begin

'Where were you …'

Pastoral Council made diocese a leader in giving laity a voice

Interfaith good feeling, openness part of our diocesan heritage

Housing to rise at former cathedral site

At Cooper Chapel, building community, Catholic identity

'Community' crypts provide peace of mind

Stewardship of the end-of-life

Institute aims to refute atheist influence in science

New film tells story of Cristero War


Catholic population at nearly 59 million in 2010

Religious freedom rally set for June 8

Fundraiser on May 26 for Haitian children

Visitation of the
Blessed Virgin:
What it means for us

50 years later, still answering Fatima questions

Magnificat Maternal Health: Mission to protect women in childbirth

Special collection
for Catholic Communication

Parishes lifeblood
of the diocese

placeholder May 21, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Housing to rise at former cathedral site

As the Diocese of Oakland celebrates its 50th anniversary, there's good news for those who have long looked at the vacant lot where St. Francis de Sales Church, which had been designated the cathedral of the Diocese of Oakland when it was founded in 1962, stood before it was irreparably damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.

A May groundbreaking has been set for Cathedral Gardens, a housing development that will provide affordable homes for families in Oakland's growing Uptown neighborhood. EAH Housing, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to creating affordable housing, is partnering with the Oakland Housing Authority to develop the project on 1.5 acres.

The site was purchased from the Diocese of Oakland for $5.25 million on Feb. 5, 2009.

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