Thursday 26 March 2015
By Natasha Marsh, Kairos Catholic Journal
THE story of the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California, begins with a devastating earthquake on 17 October 1989 that rendered the St Frances de Sales Cathedral unusable. For nearly 20 years, the Diocese of Oakland was without a cathedral.
In 2003, Archbishop Allen Vigneron (continuing the vision of Bishop John Cummins and the Diocese) began consultation for a new cathedral—it was time for Oakland Diocese to be a ‘cathedral people’ again.