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2014 COLUMNS

September 22, 2014
Triumph of the Cross . . . and the retirement of a priest

September 8, 2014
On duty with the Navy 2014: Suicide deadlier than combat

August 11, 2014
Faith and generosity will overcome our challenges

July 7, 2014
The joys and hidden graces of being a Catholic priest

June 23, 2014
Mercy and mystery

June 9, 2014
Welcome to the brotherhood

May 19, 2014
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

May 5, 2014
St. John Paul II model for a ministry of love

April 21, 2014
Christ is Prophet, Priest and King

April 7, 2014
Good News of Resurrection found in all corners of globe

March 24, 2014
Advice for when the going gets tough

March 10, 2014
Lent: Are you a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced?

February 17, 2014
Illness configures us more intimately with Christ

February 3, 2014
Bishop's Appeal one way 'to set the world on fire'

January 20, 2014
Life has dignity from conception to death

January 6, 2014
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

2013 COLUMNS

December 16, 2013
Oakland in 2013, a place of hope and blessing

November 18, 2013
Bishop Barber calls for prayers, assistance after Typhoon Haiyan

November 4, 2013
Miss Mildred Dill'ard: A Treasure of the Oakland diocese

October 21, 2013
'Come after me' The challenge to respond to the Lord's call

October 7, 2013
Highlights from Rome: Mass at St. Peter's, meeting Pope Francis

September 23, 2013
Letter from Rome: Let us pray for many needs

September 9, 2013
What makes a school a 'Catholic school'?

August 12, 2013
We are all counting on each other

July 15, 2013
Two vicars of Christ

June 24, 2013
Bishop reports: Parish visits, semi-annual bishops' meeting

June 10, 2013
Bishop Barber's message to the people of the diocese

May 20, 2013
Tears of joy and of hope

May 6, 2013
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

April 22, 2013
'Who do you say that I am?'

April 1, 2013
How should we live the journey after Easter

March 18, 2013
Meaning of the Easter Vigil

March 4, 2013
Palm Sunday paradox — triumphant prelude or a sorrowful finale?

February 18, 2013
Approaching Lent with joy, anticipation

February 4, 2013
'My soul is anchored in the Lord'

January 21, 2013
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

January 7, 2013
New Year challenge: What you see is what you get

2012 COLUMNS

December 17, 2012
Refugees brought faith from Vietnam to Oakland

November 19, 2012
Too many Christians looking for the easy way, the 'cheap grace'

November 5, 2012
Working in parishes helped archbishop hone priestly skills

October 15, 2012
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

October 1, 2012
Archbishop Cordileone's farewell: 'Everything happens in God's time'

September 17, 2012
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September 4, 2012
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August 20, 2012
Time to dispel myths around NFP

August 6, 2012
News was 'quite a shock'

July 16, 2012
New optimism for immigration reform

June 25, 2012
Large, new study validates strength of traditional family

June 11, 2012
Catholic education a unique and outstanding achievement

May 21, 2012
Diocese of Oakland bears stamp of innovation

April 30, 2012
Official visit to The Vatican leaves much room for thought

April 9, 2012
Proud to be Oakland's bishop and sharing our story with Rome

March 26, 2012
Easter season time of coming to life

March 5, 2012
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

February 21, 2012
Government should not invade sanctuary of conscience

February 6, 2012
Time now to abolish the death penalty

January 23, 2012
Two critical initiatives on Nov. ballot

January 9, 2012
Diocese marks milestone since founding in 1962

2011 COLUMNS

December 12, 2011
Christmas message: Continuing the mystery of the Incarnation

November 21, 2011
It's here — the New Roman Missal: Where do we go from here?

November 7, 2011
Missal changes: Church retains valuable aspects of our identity

October 17, 2011
Vatican II gave most force to changes in liturgy

October 3, 2011
New missal: history of the liturgical renewal movement

September 19, 2011
What's behind the new English translation of the Roman Missal

September 5, 2011
Christ is the answer to violence

August 8, 2011
Beacon of social justice will continue its work

July 5, 2011
The blessing and curse of meetings

June 20, 2011
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

June 6, 2011
Learning lessons from John Jay College study

May 23, 2011
The primacy of charity in the priest's identity to Christ

May 9, 2011
Bringing the healing presence of Lourdes to the world

April 25, 2011
A time for gratitude and renewed hope

April 11, 2011
Easter: 'Refocus our vision on the ultimate victory'

March 21, 2011
Lent as a time to make space for God

March 7, 2011
Future prospects of marriage, democracy go hand-in-hand

February 21, 2011
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

February 7, 2011
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January 24, 2011
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January 10, 2011
A time for reflection on accomplishments, challenges
2010 COLUMNS

December 13, 2010
Make room for Jesus

November 22, 2010
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

November 8, 2010
Monica Clark: Leadership, dedication to the diocese

October 18, 2010
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

October 4, 2010
Catechists: guides in how to grow to spiritual maturity

September 20, 2010
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September 6, 2010
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August 9, 2010
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July 5, 2010
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June 21, 2010
Stewardship means living the way God created us to be

June 7, 2010
Eucharist: Christ's sacrifice made present

May 24, 2010
Health care remains cause for watchful concern

May 10, 2010
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

April 26, 2010
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April 12, 2010
Pope Benedict's record: Develop healthy skepticism of media reports

March 22, 2010
There was no “Bishop's Column" for this issue

March 8, 2010
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February 22, 2010
New ecumenical moment: Manhattan Declaration: Turning point in history

February 8, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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January 11, 2010
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2009 COLUMNS

December 14, 2009
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November 23, 2009
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November 9, 2009
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October 19, 2009
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October 5, 2009
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September 21, 2009
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September 7, 2009
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August 10, 2009
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July 6, 2009
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June 22, 2009
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June 8, 2009
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May 25, 2009
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May 11, 2009
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April 27, 2009
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April 13, 2009
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March 30, 2009
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March 9, 2009
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February 23, 2009
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February 9, 2009
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January 19, 2009
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January 5, 2009
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2008 COLUMNS

December 15, 2008
The grace of Christmas: The Word became flesh and dwelt among us

November 17, 2008
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November 3, 2008
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October 6, 2008
New cathedral: a sign that Christ dwells among us (a dedication homily)

September 22, 2008
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September 8, 2008
Our new cathedral: tangible witness to our love of Christ

August 4, 2008
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July 7, 2008
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June 23, 2008
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June 9, 2008
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May 19, 2008
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May 5, 2008
Causes of youth violence and taking action to stop it

April 21, 2008
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April 7, 2008
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March 24, 2008
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March 10, 2008
The outpouring of Christ’s blood is for our salvation

February 18, 2008
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February 4, 2008
Lent: 40 days when we concentrate on personal conversion

January 21, 2008
The blessing of a Plenary Indulgence is at hand, Feb. 2-11

January 7, 2008
Our mission in 2008: Live in hope, labor for peace

 
2007 COLUMNS

December 17, 2007
Christmas is the right time to give and receive gifts

November 19, 2007
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November 5, 2007
Our new cathedral: a 21st-century idiom of timeless truths

October 22, 2007
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October 8, 2007
Eucharistic devotion is at the heart of our Christian life

September 17, 2007
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September 3, 2007
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August 6 , 2007
A reflection on vocation, hospitality and the grace of diversity

July 2, 2007
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June 4, 2007
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May 21, 2007
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May 7, 2007
Cathedral is becoming a masterpiece that speaks of faith

April 23, 2007
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April 9, 2007
Eastertime: A reflection on the priesthood of the faithful

March 26, 2007
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March 5 , 2007
Lent: Bringing the image of Christ to perfection in us

February 19, 2007
Sacrament of Penance is indispensable for life of holiness

February 5, 2007
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January 22, 2007
Remembering Roe v. Wade – a call for prayer and penance

January 8, 2007
Bishop Vigneron urges Catholics to pray, act for end to violence;
gives progress report on new cathedral center

 2006 COLUMNS

December 11, 2006

The mystery of Christmas – God’s awesome exchange

November 20, 2006

A strategic plan for ministries of our new cathedral

November 6, 2006

With gratitude for your persevering prayers for healing

October 23, 2006

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October 8, 2006

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September 18, 2006

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September 4, 2006

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August 7, 2006

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July 3, 2006

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June 19, 2006

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June 5, 2006

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May 22, 2006

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May 8, 2006

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April 17, 2006

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April 3, 2006

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March 20, 2006

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March 6, 2006

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February 20, 2006

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February 6, 2006

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January 23, 2006

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January 9, 2006

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 2005 COLUMNS

December 12, 2005

Now is the time to end the death penalty

November 21, 2005

There was no "In His Light" column for this issue.

November 7, 2005

Priests’ convocation was a time of grace and blessings

October 17

Three important matters for East Bay Catholics

October 7, 2005

In gratitude to God for two years as your bishop

September 19, 2005

10 rules for handling disagreement like a Christian

September 5, 2005

Raising a beacon of freedom in Christ the Light

August 8, 2005

There was no "In His Light" column for this issue.

July 4, 2005

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June 20, 2005

Pope calls priests to ‘father forth’ Christ in all people

June 6, 2005

Discipleship means belonging to the Heart of Christ

May 23, 2005

At Lourdes we witness God’s transforming power

May 9, 2005

There was no "In His Light" column for this issue. Bishop's Vigneron's column will resume in the May 23 issue.

April 25

Through our prayers, we shared in selection of the pope

April 11, 2005

Cathedral of Christ the Light: mission and ministry

March 21, 2005

Easter message
Christ has conquered death for all of us

March 7, 2005

Liturgical changes will enhance our celebration of Eucharist

February 21, 2005
There was no "In His Light" column for this issue. Bishop's Vigneron's column will resume in the March 7 issue.

January 24, 2005
A call to pray for healing from abuse

January 10, 2005
Working for peace is doing God’s work

 2004 COLUMNS

December 13, 2004
Childhood memory of God’s unique gift
Christmas celebrates the truth of who Jesus is

November 22, 2004
As The Voice went to press, Bishop Vigneron was at the annual meeting of U.S. bishops in Washington, D.C. His column resumed in the December 13 issue.
November 8, 2004
Prayers for the dead assist in their final conversion
October 18, 2004
In voting, we need to return to basic moral principles
October 4, 2004
Parish visits: a time to teach, learn, worship together
September 20, 2004
Pray for Carmelite vocations and Eucharistic devotion
September 6 , 2004
Lay apostolates are essential to our mission as Church
August 9, 2004
Pilgrimage to Ireland
St. Oliver Plunkett – reminder of the fidelity that Christ expects
July 5, 2004
We are part of the family of the Bishop of Rome
June 21, 2004
Bishop Vigneron was attending the semi-annual meeting of the
U.S. bishops in Denver. His column resumed in the July 5 issue.
June 7, 2004
Penance and renewal: the work of the Church
May 24, 2004
The prayers of Pope John Paul – a great grace
May 10, 2004
Our vocation is to strive to become saints
April 26, 2004
Contemplatives bring grace to local church
April 12, 2004
Effective reform involves conversion and repentance
March 29 , 2004
The resurrection is His vindication and our joy
March 8, 2004
The gifts of new faith and consecrated service
Feb. 23, 2004
The Lenten journey – repentance and renewal
Feb. 9, 2004
Renewed hope in the midst of great sorrow
Jan. 26 , 2004
Making Christ’s light shine is God’s mission for me
Jan. 12, 2004
Priestly celibacy– the Spirit’s gift for the whole Church
 2003 COLUMNS
Dec. 15, 2003
Christmas: celebrating that God is visible to us
Nov. 17, 2003
Be on watch for God to act

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