California bishops mark Laudato si

Timed to mark the 4th anniversary of Laudato si’ - Pope Francis’s landmark document on the environment - the Catholic bishops of California have released a major pastoral statement calling for statewide ecological conversion. “God Calls Us All to Care for Our Common

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2019-06-20T10:48:20-07:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: , |6 Comments

Bills that California’s bishops think are important

The following is from the California Bishops' website, the California Catholic Conference: Take Action! Oppose Bill Targeting “Seal of Confession” For Catholics, the sanctity of the confessional is unquestionable.  It is central to our constitutional right to the free expression

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2019-05-14T11:56:16-07:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |3 Comments

California bishops’ conference vetting 2700 new bills

With the deadline to introduce new bills in the California Legislature expiring last week, the California Catholic Conference (CCC) is now vetting more than 2,700 bills – likely to be a record for lawmakers – that were introduced. More than

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2019-03-02T20:50:23-07:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |1 Comment

CA Catholic legislators “seem very unchurched”

The following comes from a Jan. 7 story by Al Donner in the Oakland diocese Catholic Voice. The Catholic presence at the state Capitol intends to focus on three core issues in the 2019 legislative session — early childhood education,

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California bishops back push to end childhood poverty

Last week, on the first official day of the new California legislative session, the California Catholic Conference (CCC) joined numerous faith leaders and lawmakers at a press event to introduce several ambitious recommendations aimed at curbing childhood poverty in the

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2018-12-17T11:33:24-07:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Poverty and Charity|Tags: |5 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

California Catholic Conference announces new executive director

The Most Rev. Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento and President of the California Catholic Conference (CCC), announced today that Andrew Rivas has been named Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference.  He will assume his position in August at the

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“Rulings seem to be accumulating against this terrible piece of legislation”

The following statement was issued May 25 by Edward ‘Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, on the Fourth District Court of Appeal denying the California Attorney General’s request for an immediate stay of the ruling that determined

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2018-05-29T15:01:48-07:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |2 Comments