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CURRENT ISSUE:   May 5, 2008   •   VOL. 46, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA

Youth violence:
causes, cures

Youth violence is rooted in the rejection of the sacredness of another’s life, Bishop Allen Vigneron told 130 civic and religious leaders gathered for the annual Bishop’s Public Policy Breakfast Forum . . .

Families at risk of foreclosure find
help at Catholic Charities, Concord

New position created to help Monument Corridor residents who fear being shut out of their homes . . .
Full papal texts now available
The May 1, 2008, edition of Origins, a documentary service of Catholic News Service, has full coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States. This special 36-page issue includes the full texts of everything on the pope’s itinerary, including the welcome ceremony with President Bush, the speeches to the bishops and educators, the address to the U.N., and the homilies of the papal Masses.

Copies can be purchased online at:, or by calling: (202) 541-3290. Prices are: $5 for 1 copy; $4 each for 2-9 copies; $3.50 each for 10-25 copies; $3 each for 26-49 copies; $2.50 each for 50-99 copies; and $2 each plus shipping for 100-plus copies.
Higher food prices spark global protests
Catholic bishops are calling for emergency measures to keep poorest citizens from going hungry as protests over rising food costs spread around the globe . . .


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