Talk:Cathedral of Christ the Light (Oakland, California)

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Roman Catholic[edit]

I fixed the broken links created when an editor deleted the article of the word "Roman" from all instances of "Roman Catholic," arguing that the Oakland Church is not a "Roman Catholic Church" according to the editor's own definition of the name. However, the diocese itself considers itself the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland (just check the huge wording on the home page of their website), by this definition: "Roman" before "Catholic" is the standard prefix to indicate the Rite of the Church. Anyhoo, on Wikipedia, we use the official titles of our subjects when appropriate and in this case, "Roman Catholic" is part of the diocese' official name of incorporation. --Gerald Farinas (talk) 06:28, 15 January 2008 (UTC)


I rewrote the entire article and added a substantial amount of new information. I also added the required in-text citations we are now to use in all Wikipedia articles. We still need in-text citations for the previous writer's additions concerning the costs of the cathedral. --Gerald Farinas (talk) 06:30, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

See also[edit]

Per Wikipedia convention, see also sections should only have items directly related to the focus of the article. Just because they are Oakland-related, it doesn't mean it's relevant to the article. A reader or researcher, when clicking on a "See also" link, should find extra information on the "Cathedral of Christ the Light" at that destination. If the reader or researcher can't find additional info about the cathedral at that destination, it shouldn't be included in the "See also" list. For example, the cathedral is not in the List of tallest buildings in Oakland and therefore that link should not be in the cathedral "See also" list.

Also, if the link is already included in the main body of the article, for example Lake Merritt, there is no need to repeat the link in a "See also" list.

The following was removed from the main body of the article. --Gerald Farinas (talk) 03:27, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Salvatore J. Cordileone[edit]

should Salvatore J. Cordileone be mentioned and linked in this article? im not familiar with how wikipedia links catholic leaders to various physical churches. he is of some notoriety/notability for being a big promoter of prop 8, and given oaklands liberal culture, if he is the one conducting services, that is of considerable interest to all concerned. But as this is an article about the building, maybe the link to the diocese of oakland is enough.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 07:47, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

21st century[edit]

About two weeks ago I removed from the first paragraph of this article the following clause, "the first cathedral built in the 21st century,". This clause is not true and did not have any footnoted source even to try to substantiate the claim. I know for a fact that the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Jesus in the Diocese of "Saint Joseph in Irkutsk", Russia was constructed from start to finish in the year 2000 A.D. and was dedicated/consecrated on the Feast of the Birthday of Mary, September 8, 2000. I was at the ground breaking ceremony in late 1999, at the laying of the cornerstone in March of 2000 and at the consecration in September 2000. Today (Dec. 4, 2013) I accessed this article again and found that someone had put the offending phrase back into the article, again with no substantiating source footnoted. If you are the person who keeps adding this misinformation (disinformation) to the article and if you want to serve the truth, I will be glad to provide you with more information and sources about this. Meanwhile, I will try to take it out again now. Signed: VladCanonRegular, 8:05 PM (UTC+10), 4 December 2013. — Preceding unsigned comment added by VladCanonRegular (talkcontribs) 08:07, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Your information is faulty. 2000 was the last year of the 20th century, while the 21st century began on January 1, 2001. There are myriad sources for the assertion you are deleting, the only question is finding a reliable one which didn't use Wikipedia as a reference in the first place. So kindly stop deleting uncontroversial encyclopedic material. Thanks. Elizium23 (talk) 13:38, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

"the first cathedral built in the 21st century"[edit]

The first cathedral of any episcopal denomination built anywhere in the world in the 21st century? Or the first RC cathedral built anywhere, or the first in the US, or what? Marnanel (talk) 01:09, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Neighborhood Search Map, Oakland Museum of California.