CA bishops like Jerry Brown’s cap and trade

See as in line with Pope Francis

The following comes from a July 21 release from the California Catholic Conference. The Legislature has officially recessed for the summer this week, but not before moving on a key piece of environmental legislation. On Monday, lawmakers gave a bi-partisan nod of approval to AB 398 (Garcia, D-Coachella), the extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program through the year … [Read more...]

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Legislative update from California Catholic Conference

As the legislative summer recess draws near, the California Catholic Conference is keeping close watch on many bills, several of which are being taken up for hearings or votes in coming days.   The CCC continues to strongly appose AB 569 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales Fletcher (D-San Diego). AB 569 sets a dangerous precedent for religious employers, amending the Labor Code … [Read more...]

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California bishops pleased with Gov. Brown’s budget revisions

Includes several California Catholic Conference priorities costing millions

The California Catholic Conference (CCC) was pleased to see that Governor Jerry Brown included new appropriations for several CCC priorities in his May budget revise. The newly proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year now includes funding for palliative care programs, early childhood education, retention of several beneficial programs and expanded funding for immigration … [Read more...]

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California bishops sponsor bill to give new teachers a tax break

AB 586 would give newly credentialed teachers either a $500 individual tax credit or a $2500 income tax deduction

One of the greatest gifts we can give our youth is the opportunity for a quality education. In turn, the most effective way to achieve this goal of offering a good education is to have qualified and prepared teachers in the educational work force committed to their profession. In California, however, there is a growing shortage of qualified teachers. This difference is often … [Read more...]

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California bishops issue Ash Wednesday statement on immigration

CA Catholic Conference: don't use state resources to separate families

The following is from a statement by the California Catholic Conference: Today marks the beginning of the Lenten Season, a time when Christian people devote ourselves more intentionally to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in an earnest effort to reform our lives in the image of Jesus Christ. We use this occasion to call upon Catholics and all people of good will in … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood’s favored treatment under California law

Third and final installment of series on the abortion giant by the California Catholic Conference

This ongoing series has examined public funding for Planned Parenthood at the federal, state, and local levels.  In this installment, we analyze other "special" legislative treatment Planned Parenthood has received in California.  (Part 1 – Federal Funding; Part 2 – State Funding.) At the state level in just the past few years, Planned Parenthood has been extremely successful … [Read more...]

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State and local funding of Planned Parenthood

Second installment of series on the abortion giant by the California Catholic Conference

This article is part of a three-part series examining public funding for Planned Parenthood and “special” legislative treatment it has received in California. In the first installment, we considered Planned Parenthood’s funding at the federal level.  In this second installment, we examine state and local funding of Planned Parenthood’s 115 affiliates in California.  Medi-Cal … [Read more...]

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