California bishops not taking sides on 2018 primary ballot initiatives

California Catholic Conference instead offering "a succinct analysis of each of the propositions – along with relevant Catholic teaching"

In 1911, in an effort to wrestle control of the legislature away from the railroads, California was one of the first states to introduce the initiative process.  Allowing citizens to place policy directly on the ballot with an initiative is an “experiment” in direct democracy that the citizens of the Golden State still seem to hold dear. The system has its pluses – citizens … [Read more...]