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  CURRENT ISSUE:  March 28, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 6   •   Oakland, CA

Easter: 'A time for
you to join this great wave of mercy'

When I was appointed by Pope Francis to be a bishop, one of my tasks was to choose a motto for my coat of arms. I quickly settled on the phrase, "God the Father of Mercies," a title for God that is used in our Catholic prayers for the Sacrament of Penance. Mercy is at the core of what I want to be as a bishop.   >>>

Cultural affair
About 800 people attended a thanksgiving Mass and reception for the Tongan chaplaincy of the National St. Joseph Women's Groups of the United States on March 18 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland.   >>>

St. Faustina's vision

While Gary Baca's work is in private collections, the Divine Mercy painting marks the first time he has painted for a church.   >>>

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