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Official Portrait

Welcoming Bishop
Michael C. Barber, SJ

California a large
influence in Barber
family history

Journey to Oakland

Decree appointing
Bishop Barber

Your new bishop,
my brother, Michael,
'did time' at
San Quentin

Welcome to this
local church

Homily for the
ordination of the fifth
bishop of Oakland

Reflection: Lessons remembered, and
lived: Be merciful
and pure of heart

Getting around

'A ministry
of service,
of availability and
of vulnerability'

Bishop, and a
naval officer

A pair of
Navy chaplains

Bishop Barber's
photo album

A lifetime of
spiritual influences
formed Bishop
Barber's path

First classroom visit:
St. Agnes School,
fourth grade

Sister Mary Jude,
a teacher who made
a difference

A hello in their
native language

Why people
came out

Description of
Bishop Barber's
personal coat of arms, episcopal symbols

Parts of a bishop's
coat of arms

Sacramento
high school boys paths intersect
during careers

Bishops of the
Diocese of Oakland

Bishop selection
process is thorough,
strictly confidential

What the Church teaches about
bishops

New focus on
Jesuits' role within
the church

What the pope
is looking for
in new bishops

What you might
not know about
Bishop Barber

The bishop at the
cathedral, 2008

By the numbers:
Michael C. Barber, SJ

In This Issue:

Obituaries:
Rev. John Paul
Kavanaugh

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Parts of a bishop's coat of arms

Impalement: The joining of two coats of arms side by side.

Dexter: The right-hand side of the shield, which is on the viewer's left.

Sinister: While sinister in heraldry means "left-handed," on a coat of arms this is the right hand of the viewer. The right hand of the shield is the left hand of the viewer.

Azure in chief: Azure is a name for one shade of the color blue. The word comes from the Old French and Middle English languages.

Chief: The top of the shield.

Base: The bottom of the shield.

Sinister base quarter: The left-hand bottom quarter of the shield.

Dexter base quarter: The right-hand bottom quarter of the shield.

Charges: Figures on a colored field.

External embellishments: Ornamentation surrounding the shield, such as tassels.

 
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