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  CURRENT ISSUE:   January 9, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 1   •   Oakland, California

Born in a

1962. The country’s first Catholic president was in the White House, in October Pope John XXIII would inaugurate the Second Vatican Council, and in California, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, booming with post-World War II population growth, was split up. Oakland’s first bishop, Floyd L. Begin (below), arrived by helicopter in April.

In January, Alameda and Contra Costa counties became the new Diocese of Oakland. The Catholic Voice will honor this 50th anniversary year with regular reflections and reporting, including special commemorative issues in May and August.           >>>

2011 — year in review
Four seminarians ordained,
record participation in events

A look back at highlights
of the last year.
Eighth Walk for Life moves starting point
Planned changes will accommodate crowds that overflowed Justin Herman Plaza last year.          >>>
Oakland Standing Up 4Life
walk ends with dinner,
prayer service at cathedral

Focus of the Oakland events is the impact of abortion on the minority community.

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