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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

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US bishops blast exclusion of Catholic schools in coronavirus aid bill

Oct 1, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has condemned a proposed COVID-19 relief bill that excludes support for children and... Read more

Catholic school students.

'Don't leave them behind': Bishops ask Black Caucus to remember Catholic schools

Jul 31, 2020

The U.S. bishops have appealed to the Congressional Black Caucus to support families who send their children to non-public schools, including Catholic... Read more

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Legislators back 'School Choice Week' as Supreme Court considers key case

Jan 27, 2020

Political leaders have come out in support of School Choice Week, as the Supreme Court considers a crucial case on... Read more

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'No priest may obey' proposed law, California bishop says

May 29, 2019

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., of the Diocese of Oakland, California, has said he would sooner accept arrest and prison than... 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