Oakland Diocese

Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland

Catholic Voice

Oakland Diocese Newspaper

New Cathedral

Christ The Light Cathedral (Oakland)

Cathedral Learning Resources

From the Cathedral: Learning Resources page and materials.  These include Adult Resources, School Lesson Plans and Cathedral Videos.

Christ the King Job Networking Group

Job Networking Group, 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Time: 6:30pm Networking, 7:00pm Program

Retreat Center

San Damiano Retreat Center (Danville)

Theological Schools

Berkeley based consortium of interdependent theological schools.

United States


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


The Vatican

The Holy See


News from the Vatican - the world seen from Rome

Mass Schedules

Database of the Mass Times worldwide


Movie Reviews

Reviews by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting according to artistic merit and moral suitability. The reviews include the USCC rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a synopsis of the movie.

Video Game/  TV Show Reviews

An independent, non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-profit organization providing information so families can make prudent media choices.

Religious Orders

Descriptions of various religious orders and the opportunity for vocations.

Small Christian Communities

Catholic Network for creation & support of Small Christian Communities


Catholic Organization promoting and supporting spiritual renewal through Small Christian Communities

Social Justice

Bread of the World  

Bread of the World concentrates on anti-hunger advocacy.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities USA has a section on advocacy leads to information and recommendations on national legislative issues. The "Local Charities" button links to State Catholic Charity offices which have legislative education groups devoted to issues before the state government.

Catholic Social Justice

National Catholic Social Justice Lobby’s site has a comprehensive array of activities including a new legislative action center, “a premier one-stop shop where you can write to your Congressperson, use our Guide to Congress, sign up for Action E-list and more.” A wealth of information on current congressional activities and recommended actions.

Food to the Hungry

You provide free food to the hungry one cup at a time by just visiting this site and clicking. Click on the “Daily Results” button and see how those cup generate 10,000 to 20,000 lb. per day to feed the world’s hungry.

Heifer International

Heifer International is a 50 year old non-profit which provides livestock and training to more than 4M families around the world. Heifer helps people feed themselves, earn income and care for their environment. (Here’s a great idea for a family activity, earning funds to purchase a sheep for a Bolivian family, a flock of chicks for a Cameroon family or a piglet for a Chinese family.)

Global Concern

Center of Concern contains background information on issues of global concern such as food security, human rights, trade and other social justice issues.

Safe Environment Within the Church for Children and Youth

U.S Bishops Program

(USCCB) Office of Child and Youth Protection advises the USCCB on all matters related to child and youth protection and oversees the development of the plans, programs and budget of the Office of Child and Youth Protection. Site includes Charter Norms, Studies, Programs and Current Events and more

Diocesan Outreach to Victims

Ministry for survivors of clergy sexual abuse offering support, empowerment and hope for those trapped in the darkness of Clergy sexual abuse.

Diocese Program

Oakland Diocese Safe Environment Project site includes Diocese Policy and Procedure, Project overview and more.

Bible & Lectionary

Biblical Studies

Huge resource for anyone interested in learning more about the Bible, ancient Johannine literature, The four Evangelists, links to many other related topics,  ancient manuscripts, art and more. Site of a Jesuit associate professor Department of Theology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco.

Scriptural Reflections

Jesuit site includes Calendar of reflections on daily scripture readings, On-line retreat, preparing for Sunday (a weekly guide for finding God in everyday lives), Spiritual links, Justice links

Mass Readings

The weekly Mass readings plus the responsorial response for the current week using the New American Bible also complete New American Bible.


U.S. Catholic

Excerpted articles from Monthly Claritin Publications with practical and uplifting articles.

Catholic Periodicals

Links to Catholic Magazines, Diocesan Newspapers and Vatican News


Catholic Resources, readings, Parish and Diocesan Web directory


Index of Catholic-related resources


Complete source of information for families: reflections, various articles, keeping the faith alive, family life, technology, book clubs