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  CURRENT ISSUE:   September 21, 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 16   •   Oakland, California

Church officials encouraged
by Obama’s health care talk

Pledge to continue ban on the use of federal funds for abortion and to maintain conscience protections for health care workers welcomed.
$1.2 million to Catholic
Charities for housing help

Grants from the City of Oakland and Kaiser Permanente to help provide homeless prevention services.
Catholic delegation
seeks climate deal to
ease burden on poor

World’s developed countries are responsible for taking necessary steps to ease the burden climate change places on the planet’s poorest and most vulnerable people, said a European cardinal who will address the Sept. 22 U.N. Summit on Climate Change in New York.
Grieving a
fallen soldier

Military personnel form an honor guard as the body of Capt. John Hallett III is carried into St. Agnes Church in Concord for his funeral Mass, Sept. 5. Hallett, 30, was killed in Afghanistan Aug. 25 when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb. A graduate of Concord’s St. Agnes School and De La Salle High School and West Point Academy, he is survived by his wife Lisa, three children, his parents, and two brothers.
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