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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

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
Fundraiser on May 26 for Haitian children

Hope for Haiti: Education hosts a celebration of food, music and art to help provide scholarships for 170 children in Haiti. The donation for entrance to the event, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m. May 26 in the St. Columba Parish Hall, is $15.

Haitian food — goat, chicken, plantains, rice, peas and dessert — will be served for donations of $6 to $10. A no-host bar will be available. El Wah Movement, founded by dancer and choreographer Colette Eloi, will present traditional Haitian folkloric dance and fusion pieces. Haitian metal sculptures will be available for purchase. St. Columba is at 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland.

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