| Bishops of the Diocese of Oakland
||Most Rev. Michael
Charles Barber, SJ
Born: July 13, 1954,
Salt Lake City
Education: BA, philosophy and history, Gonzaga University; M.Div., STB, Regis College; STL, Pontifical Gregorian University.
Ordained: June 8, 1985,
Military: Captain, US Naval Reserve
Consecrated Bishop of Oakland: May 25, 2013-present
Most Rev. Floyd Lawrence Begin
Born: Feb. 5, 1902, Cleveland, Ohio
Education: Ph.D. and STD, Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome; JCD, Apollinarus University, Rome
Ordained: July 31, 1927, Rome
Consecrated bishop: May 1, 1947, Cleveland
Bishop of Oakland: Feb. 27, 1962 to April 26, 1977
Died: April 26, 1977, Oakland
Most Rev. John Stephen Cummins
Born: March 3, 1928 at Providence Hospital in Oakland. The family home was in South Berkeley within St. Augustine's Parish.
Education: BA, St. Joseph's College, Mountain View; M. Div., St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park; graduate studies in history, University of California at Berkeley.
Ordained: St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, Jan. 24, 1953 as priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Consecrated bishop: May 16, 1974, auxiliary bishop of Sacramento.
Bishop of Oakland: May 3, 1977 to Oct. 1, 2003
Most Rev. Allen Henry Vigneron
Born: Oct. 21, 1948, Mount Clemens, Michigan.
Education: STL, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Ordained: July 26, 1975
Consecrated bishop: July 9, 1996, Detroit
Bishop of Oakland: Oct. 1, 2003 to Jan. 5, 2009
Archbishop of Detroit: Jan. 28, 2009
Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
Born: June 5, 1956, San Diego
Education: BA, philosophy, University of San Diego; STB and JCD, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
Ordained: July 9, 1982, San Diego
Consecrated bishop: Aug. 21, 2002
Bishop of Oakland: May 5, 2009 to July 27, 2012
Archbishop of San Francisco: Oct. 4, 2012
The Diocese of Oakland has had two diocesan administrators — those who govern in the absence of a bishop — since its founding in 1962. These two were elected by the College of Consultors: Msgr. John P. Connolly for a few days between the death of Bishop Floyd L. Begin and the installation of Bishop John S. Cummins in 1977, and Rev. Dan Danielson for the period between bishops Allen H. Vigneron and Salvatore J. Cordileone. The diocese has had one apostolic administrator, when Pope Benedict XVI appointed retired Seattle Archbishop Alex J. Brunett to be the apostolic administrator between the tenure of Archbishop Cordileone and Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ.
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