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  CURRENT ISSUE:  December 14, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 21   •   Oakland, CA

Starting the
new year right

In declaring the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said "Wherever the Church is present, the mercy of the Father must be evident." Now we as a diocese must make sure this holy mercy is more evident in our parishes and schools in this Holy Year.  >>>

A safe place for victims of human trafficking
Within a year, a partnership between the Diocese of Oakland, Catholic Charities of the East Bay and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office will open the doors of safe houses for young victims.  >>>

Help easing
a difficult time

Rev. Padraig Greene's
"Coping with the Holidays" sessions are offering guidance to those who are grieving.   >>>

The Catholic Voice's Christmas Art Contest
See the winner and runners-up from this year's contest.   >>>

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