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CURRENT ISSUE:  March 7, 2005VOL. 43, NO. 5Oakland, CA

PhotoPriest laments Druze attack
Mob destroys homes of 34 Melkite Catholics. >>>

Bush budget would fund school vouchers
WASHINGTON—Early in his first term, President Bush proposed a plan to provide federally financed vouchers to give low-income parents across the nation the option of sending their children to private schools, including religious ones.. >>>

Photo Date set for cathedral
groundbreaking event

Groundbreaking festivities for the Oakland Diocese’s new Cathedral of Christ the Light are scheduled for May 21, starting at noon. Open to the public, the event will begin in the bandstand area of Lake Merritt’s Lakeside Park, where there will be food and music provided by various groups in the diocese.. >>>

Mediation continues
in sex abuse lawsuits

As The Voice went to press on March 2, lawyers, plaintiffs and diocesan representatives were trying to settle more than 40 lawsuits brought against the Oakland Diocese for clergy sex abuse. The private negotiations have been taking place for more than two weeks under a court-ordered mediation process.>>>

Fighting for their daughter’s life
Bob and Mary Schindler listen to comments by Father Thomas Euteneuer ... >>>




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