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  CURRENT ISSUE:   November 22, 2010   •   VOL. 48, NO. 20   •   Oakland, California

Homage or disrespect:
Images of Our Lady of
Guadalupe proliferate

It’s common to see images of Our Lady of Guadalupe on T-shirts, watches, bracelets, key chains, paintings, murals and even tattoos. Devotion to the patron saint of Mexico, whose feast day is Dec. 12, is strong among Latin American Catholics.      >>>
Interfaith group opens new dialog
People from half a dozen religious traditions met to explore ways of expanding interfaith dialogue and cooperating in good works, during a gathering coordinated by the Oakland Diocese’s Commission on Ecumenism and Interreligious Affairs.       >>>

Nativity tradition,
prayer mark
holiday event

Cathedral of Christ the Light celebrates the holiday season with three-day festival allowing designers and artists to showcase unique crèche displays.      >>>

Local charities deliver holiday wish lists
How and where you can help those in need      >>>

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