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Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland

Oakland bishop: Unmasked Massgoers should not be ‘policed’

Jun 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishop of Oakland, California on Monday said that Catholics fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not have to wear masks... Read more

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. CNA file photo.

Oakland's Catholic bishop robbed of cash, episcopal ring while praying near cathedral

May 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

A gun-wielding man allegedly robbed Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland of some money and his episcopal ring near the city’s... Read more

Indian archbishop, parish priest killed in California car accident

Oct 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, India and Fr. Mathew Vellankal died in a car crash Oct. 10 during a visit... Read more

Oakland diocese to release names of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse

Oct 9, 2018

Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland has announced that the diocese will release the names of all clerics credibly accused of... Read more