California bishops back federal education bills

The California Catholic Conference advocates for the quality education of all public and private school children, especially for those who are poor and most vulnerable. Furthermore, the CCC affirms every parents’ right to direct, and to be fully engaged in, their

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2019-06-04T16:00:14-07:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , |0 Comments

Two California bishops elected to head USCCB committees

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. bishops voted on a slate of positions and committee chairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  The bishops elected Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland to serve as chairman of the Committee on Catholic

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2019-01-07T11:27:42-07:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , |2 Comments

California, Mexican border bishops meet in Tijuana

As caravans of Honduran and Guatemalan immigrants traveled through Mexico toward the U.S. in a cacophony of media reporting and political rhetoric, a group of California and Mexican bishops met quietly in Tijuana in their annual meeting of prayer and

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2018-11-12T13:44:28-07:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |0 Comments

What you need to know about the California Healthy Youth Act

Since taking effect on January 1, 2016, a significant element of the California Healthy Youth Act has been its recognition of the right of parents to supervise their children’s sexual health education. In acknowledging this right and responsibility, the Act

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2018-08-21T18:01:12-07:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Bishops pressure House Majority Leader on DACA

In an open letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that was printed in the Bakersfield Californian, Catholic leaders in California urged Rep. McCarthy to allow a House vote on critical legislation that would prevent the deportation of young people who were brought

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2018-05-21T12:37:22-07:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |3 Comments

Bishops join California Federation of Teachers in co-sponsoring tax-relief bill for new teachers

The following is from the California Catholic Conference of Bishops: Ensuring well-prepared and exceptionally qualified educators is the single most crucial strategy for providing students with an equitable and excellent education. Yet, learning in California’s classrooms is in peril by

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2018-05-04T14:24:27-07:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |2 Comments

California Bishops’ spokesman answers question on why they support only ‘progressive Democratic’ proposals’

The following is an excerpt from the California Catholic Conference of Bishops: During the three days of the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, many of our readers stopped by the booth to talk about the Catholic Legislative Network.  Many more

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California bishops add their voices to criticism of state’s assisted suicide law

The California Catholic Conference joined other suicide opponents in a strongly worded statement expressing deep concerns about the state’s two-year-old assisted suicide law.  “There is far too much still not known about how this law is put into practice —

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2018-01-31T19:53:29-07:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders, Politics|Tags: , |3 Comments

Three CA bishops sign letter urging Republican support for DACA

Congressional members Mimi Walters and Ed Royce have received a unique letter – it was signed by every Catholic pastor in their districts, and it asks for more action and less talk on DACA. Parishioners across Orange County also will hear

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2017-12-09T10:49:26-07:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |15 Comments

CA bishops: Urge Congress to enact the Conscience Protection Act

Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and advocate for the protection of life and freedom of conscience.  The Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644) has been included in appropriations legislation that must pass this year

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