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  CURRENT ISSUE:   November 8, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 19   •   Oakland, California
Mexican officials probe
drug alms to churches

Catholic and federal officials have launched investigations into the possibility that a priest accepted donations from a drug cartel boss to build a new chapel in a marginalized neighborhood near Pachuca, north of Mexico City.      >>>


Jam at
Nor Cal rally
catches teens
‘on fire’

A day challenging teens to “Get the fire” of the Holy Spirit drew 3,400 young people from nine Northern California dioceses to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.       >>>
Outraged church leaders urge
more protection for Iraq Christians

The world’s Christian leaders have called on the international community and Iraqi officials to do more to protect Iraq’s Christian minority, after an attack on the Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad left 58 people dead and 75 injured.      >>>


Terror reigns over
Haiti’s women
and children

East Bay resident Jayne Fleming discusses her efforts to establish safe houses for the most vulnerable women and children in Haiti.      >>>

Prayers for the dead

Gathered at St. Joseph Cemetery in San Pablo for a Nov. 2 vigil marking All Souls Day, families remember their loved ones buried at the cemetery. Conventual Franciscan Father Gary Klauer led the mourners in prayer. More than 2000 lighted candles were placed among graves throughout the cemetery.
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