New bishop in Oakland, CA

The new bishop of Oakland, Michael Barber, SJ, served as a spiritual director at St. John Seminary here in Boston for the last three years. I regret that I never got a chance to meet him.

My regret is based on the video above which gives us his closing remarks at the Mass this morning in Oakland where he was ordained a bishop to serve that diocese. For an ecclesial shot in the arm, take a look at the video.

(H/T to Rocco for the video!)


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  1. I think with his first U.S. pick as bishop Pope Francis has hit it out of the ballpark!


  2. .....More hope, hope hope! May it grow in all our hearts. Love it.


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